I think we've reached a good stopping point. Another mailbag two hours plus. thanks again for a lot of great questions. It really makes this an enjoyable exercise for me. Hope everyone has a great rest of the week. Enjoy the game Saturday.
No knock inferred. I imagine there are writer who, by coincidence or other reason, are fans of the teams they cover. I think it would make doing my job more complicated and I'd be concerned about how it would perhaps influence how I perceived what I was seeing/hearing. I think it's kind of become ingrained into how I view Tech. Further, I think it would make it harder to claim impartiality, even, or especially, to myself. But I appreciate the thought.
I think OK. From a time perspective, it's not an issue for just about all of them. Maybe 10 players have had requests. Yesterday, some of them were in the football lobby (where interviews are conducted) a lot longer than usual (maybe 20 minutes compared to five minutes). That said, seeing people talk about you on ESPN and in such glowing terms is pretty new territory. I don't know how that will impact them. Perhaps not at all.
I know they're wearing white helmets. Not sure about the rest of the uniform. I'll try to find out.
Security were taking the hedges from players as they left the field. Tech's allotment is sold out, but you can purchase seats in the section next to Tech's through the school. On Stubhub, there's still tickets available. The least expensive are around $40
ha ha. It's a tough schedule. Notre Dame, FSU (again), Clemson, Georgia and all of the Coastal teams. It could be the toughest schedule Tech has had in Johnson's tenure, possibly longer.
ha ha. Maybe a very small amount. I don't know that I feel like I'm necessarily defending it, though. Most sports radio people (usually out of town) I talk to don't watch Tech on a regular basis, so it's maybe more correcting assumptions. Enlightened is a pretty strong word. I'd like to think I can provide a little insight, though.
that's a really good question and, unfortunately, one I didn't get to ask. I think he can run, but that's not his game.
I believe you're right, although I'd have to check. I'd still guess Synjyn will start. I'll ask.
Thanks for the kind words. I sincerely appreciate it. Obligated response out of the way. You're right; I don't think it's out of the question. I'd wonder if Kansas State would stay ahead of Tech by beating Baylor.
They ran a ton after Smelter's injury (45/2 after halftime), so I'm inclined to think they'll do that again. That said, Waller has had significant contributions in at least four big games that I can remember (the long reception to open the UGA game last year, two or three catches against FSU in 2012, the long touchdown against Ole Miss and the touchdown against Georgia Saturday). I imagine he'll get a chance or two on play action.