July 16, 2003
Atlanta, Ga.--The best thing about the 2003 season for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets is that it provides an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start all over from scratch.
And after a terrible end to the 2002 season and an off-season that saw 10 players ruled academically ineligible, a fresh start is exactly what the Jackets need. Georgia Tech head coach Chan Gailey has had a less than ideal first 19 months on the job, but the Jackets believe the pieces are there to once again vie for the conference championship.
And according to Georgia Tech senior linebacker Ather Brown it will be up to him and the rest of the senior class to provide more of a leadership role this year, in order to get the Jackets pointed back in the right direction.
"Right now we're in a critical situation where we lost a few guys and we can't afford to lose anymore. Seniors do have to step up and keep everyone in order," Brown said.
The Jackets open up the season on Thursday night August 28th at BYU. They'll renew their rivalry with Auburn the next week at home on September 6th in a nationally televised game.
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