It has been far too quiet surrounding Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in preparation for the start of the 2014 campaign, but on Friday, college football expert Phil Steele changed all of that. In his yearly bowl projections, Steele pegged the Jackets to land in the 2014 Military Bowl on December 27th, and with that, projected them to face off with East Carolina, who would be representing that American Athletic Conference.
Obviously, this will do nothing to inspire goodwill for Georgia Tech fans, but in actuality, it is loftier than some other projections throughout the offseason. Jerry Palm of CBS Sports left the Jackets out of his bowl listings back in May, and Athlon Sports placed Tech in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl (as the 10th-place team in the ACC) in a match-up against another AAC representative in South Florida.
Frankly, any sort of positive momentum has been hard to decipher as the countdown continues to the opener on August 30th against Wofford at Bobby Dodd Stadium, but with the real possibility (read: likelihood) of starting 3-0 after victories against the Terriers, Tulane and Georgia Southern, optimism could follow.
Stay tuned for all the latest surrounding the Jackets as the season approaches.