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A running back for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Stephens is a big reason the Yellow Jackets were able to win their last two games against Purdue, Notre Dame, and Kentucky. In his last game against the Wildcats, Stephens had the Ronnie Lott impact, recording the fifth highest single season tackle total in G-Tech history. Fighting through one early injury, Stephens lead the team in rushing and tackles while also guiding the team to their first bowl victory in five years.
Watching his highlights, there is a lot to like here. Throughout the video, he faces a lot of pressure from opposing defenses, but he’s able to move around and avoid sacks while still keeping his eyes downfield. He showed that he has decent but not great wheels on runs. He’s also really good at the short-to-intermediates passes that he makes. His deep balls leave a little to be desired, though. There were a couple really good ones that defenders didn’t have a chance at touching, but there were also several where the receiver had to slow up to catch the ball. It’s less easy to get away with that at the college level. Overall, I really like this addition, and if he can work out those deep throws, Tech has got themselves a player.
There was a time when Tech-Georgia was the biggest game on both schedules. That hasn’t been true since Johnny Griffith was coaching Georgia. Vince Dooley arrived in Athens – he took occupancy of the house on Milledge Circle that Griffith vacated – and went 19-6 against the Yellow Jackets. In the years since, the Bulldogs under Ray Goff/Jim Donnan/Mark Richt/Kirby Smart are 23-8 against Tech. That’s 42-14 since 1963. That’s a winning percentage of .750. (Source:www.ajc.com)
During the Summer of '94, George O'Leary was rehired as defensive coordinator. With Davis injured in spring practice, Lewis recruited Tom Luginbill as his replacement. Luginbill was a proficient passer at Palomar College, a junior college in California, and his first two games in 1994 showed promise. Tech almost upset Arizona who was projected as the No. 1 team in the nation by Sports Illustrated and won 45–26 over Western Carolina. However, Tech lost its next six games before Lewis was fired with three games remaining in the season. O'Leary was named interim coach for the rest of the season. They lost their final three games, including a 48–10 drubbing at the hands of Georgia. Despite this, Tech dropped the "interim" tag from O'Leary's title and named him head coach in 1995. O'Leary's first season saw Senior Donnie Davis return as starter and Tech won 6 games. O'Leary's second season saw the emergence of Joe Hamilton as starter when Brandon Shaw struggled in his first two starts. Hamilton would eventually lead the Jackets back to bowl contention and Tech attended its first bowl in six years, the 1997 Carquest Bowl.
Marching Band - Even though Georgia Tech is a high-ranking Institute of Technology, and not a college of the arts and humanities, it still fields a 300+ member marching band at all home football games and Bowl Games. A smaller Pep Band attends road games which the full band doesn't attend. Among other songs, the Yellow Jacket Marching Band always plays the Georgia Tech fight songs and the Alma Mater, and in addition, it plays "When You Say Budweiser, You've Said It All" at the completion of the third quarter. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)