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Jackets get passing grades

August 6, 2003

 (Atlanta-AP) -- After losing 10 football players in the spring to academic failings, Georgia Tech has learned that everyone else made the grade for the upcoming season.

 Coach Chan Gailey expressed concern last week that several key players might fall short of their classroom requirements during summer semester.

 But he reported after today's practice that everyone was eligible.

The Yellow Jackets received a devastating blow in May, when 10 players were declared academically ineligible for the upcoming season.

Among those on the list: leading rusher Tony Hollings and starting defensive linemen Tony Hargrove and Alfred Malone.

Hollings entered the N-F-L's supplemental draft and was taken by the Houston Texans with a second-round pick.