Blog: The Technique
I apologize for the relatively short post. The end of the school semester is approaching, and as a result, homework, projects, and studying consume every single minute of my day.
Georgia Tech (#21) played Virginia Tech (#10) last Thursday night in front of a white-out crowd at Bobby Dodd Stadium on ESPN. Every since the ACC Coastal has existed, this match-up has determined who represents the Coastal Division in the ACC Championship game, and this year was no different.
Two things about me: White and Gold are my favorite colors, and I believe in miracles. And I saw a helluva lot of both on Saturday night in Bobby Dodd Stadium!
For Georgia Tech’s Homecoming, GT hosted the #5 and undefeated Clemson Tigers during the primetime spot on ABC. Clemson has been on the rise with probably the most explosive offense in all of college football, while Georgia Tech had played sub-par its past two games and lost both times.
The next challenge up for Georgia Tech was Maryland who has been highly inconsistent in their play so far, beating Miami and then being embarrassed by Temple. With a win, GT would be 6-0 for the first time since 1966, and the first team to be bowl eligible this season. This was a nice change in comparison to last year when our bowl eligibility came down to the last season game. And what made it even better, (despite being much closer than expected) GT was able to come out with a win.
I was fortunately able to make the trip up to Raleigh, NC this weekend to shoot GT’s first ACC away game against N.C. State. The game was expected to be a blow-out in favor of GT based on N.C. State’s disappointing performance from the previous week. However, in my opinion, this was not a “gimme” game since it was at N.C. State, and you can never count out a team fueled by desperation.
Happy 50th Birthday to the Ramblin Wreck!
#24 Georgia Tech opened up ACC play against #25 UNC and faced their first true test of the season. Going into the game, UNC had the #7 ranked defense in the nation with one of their defensive lineman projected to be the #2 overall draft pick for the 2012 NFL Draft and 9 others projected picks as well. It wasn’t the prettiest game due to all of the turnovers, but GT definitely came out with a dominant performance and won 35-28.
To say Georgia Tech destroyed Kansas is quite the understatement. I’m thinking more along the lines of obliteration or annihilation. Some people may have felt bad for Kansas; I didn’t. Our loss to them last year is what started the downward spiral of losing that concluded in our first losing season since 1995. Most people were worried since Kansas is being touted as a much better team than last year. However, the Yellow Jacket fans were calling for Jayhawk blood, and Coach Paul Johnson delivered.
This past week I got called up last minute to fill-in for a fellow Technique photographer to shoot a dinner event for the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. The dinner was held at the Local Three Kitchen & Bar located on Northside Parkway. Some of the most successful people from the GT community were in attendance, so it was an honor for me to shoot the event and meet many of them.
Maybe I’ll be one of them in a decade or two….
Georgia Tech opened the football season against the Western Carolina University Catamounts at Bobby Dodd Stadium this past Thursday. This was my first chance to actually be on the field and shoot a football game since I started shooting for the Technique! I should be shooting just about every home game this season, so be sure to check back every week for more photos.
In honor of Georgia Tech football starting back up in less than a week, I thought I’d put together a compilation of shots from preseason scrimmages that I’ve attended. This will include the T-Day: Gold vs White Spring Scrimmage, as well as the Fall Practice Scrimmage #1 and #2.
GT opens the season on Thursday, September 1st at 7:30PM at Bobby Dodd Stadium against Western Carolina. Look for me, I’ll be on the field!