Georgia Tech

Monday Taste: Jackets put title in past, focus on new ACC chapter

Here's a tease to Monday's story, which you will want to read for sure. No mention of last year's ACC championship inside Bobby Dodd Stadium. It appears the Yellow Jackets have turned that page.

ATLANTA — Upon entering Bobby Dodd Stadium this season, the detail-savvy may notice the absence of one rather significant recent Georgia Tech accomplishment.


There are no signs, no special messages nor memorialized tributes hanging however gloriously to recognize the Yellow Jackets’ 2009 ACC championship.


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All that remains as a daily reminder of Georgia Tech's ACC championship season is the blue and gold wall that surrounds Rose Bowl practice fields. On one wall, it reads "2009 ACC Champions." Photo Credit: Josh Weiss, The Telegraph



Not a single one.


Sure, there are highlight videos that will play before every home game this season showing images from last December when players celebrated on a podium, and hoisted the title trophy while oranges were hurled toward them.


And yes, outside the stadium there also is that new, large blue and gold paintjob that covers the internal walls surrounding Rose Bowl practice fields, proclaiming the 2009 conference champions. But that’s it. When it comes to game time, there is nothing visible and tangible to remind the Yellow Jackets of what they did last fall.


That is just the way they want it.


“We wanted to separate ourselves from that because the worst thing we can do is feel some sense of entitlement because we haven’t accomplished much of anything this year,” senior Sean Bedford said.....



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