Georgia Tech Head Coach Alex Adams
Alex Adams came to Georgia Tech as a walk-on from Georgetown, Indiana, where he played soccer all four years. He became a full time starter on offense and earned All-ACC honors as a senior in 2020 before moving on to Bowling Green. Adams is now a student assistant coach.
Alex Adams started his playing career at Indiana and moved on to Bowling Green, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. After graduating, he enrolled in graduate school at Georgia Tech, where he received a master’s degree in sports management in 2020. Adams earned a masters in sports business administration from Georgia Tech and has been a teacher at a high school for the past 10 years.
Adams, who started every game for the Yellow Jackets, is expected to compete for a starting job this spring after DeShaun Foster announced he would transfer. The Jackets return their top six offensive players including running back Keith Marshall, tight end Andre Holmes and receivers Quinton Patton and Anthony Kelley. However, there will likely be a number of changes made on the offensive line as the Jackets lose their top two tackles, junior college transfer Austin Shepherd and junior college transfer Darnell Jones. Freshman Jordan Thompson should also see increased playing time as the Jackets try and replace Marshall, Holmes and Patton.
Foster had a breakout season as a sophomore, earning first team All-ACC honors while leading the Jackets in rushing attempts (97). He also caught 21 passes for a school-record 611 yards and two scores. In order to replace the explosive playmaker, the Jackets are expected to use a running game that features two high-speed running backs and three receivers. This group includes sophomore Demarcus Robinson, who rushed for 1,719 yards and scored 11 times last year. Sophomore Tray Walker is expecting to become a reliable possession receiver while senior James Butler could see time on the outside as well.
Foster is expected to run a lot of routes on the outside and may even have some snaps at quarterback. If he does, this will open up a lot of playing time for veteran receivers Keith Marshall, Anthony Kelley and Trevion Boykin. All three are capable of big plays. However, Boykin will likely get more snaps at quarterback in order to give Foster more opportunities to throw the ball. While he may not be able to win one-on-one battles with receivers, he should still have a great deal of success running route combinations.
With plenty of talent and athletic players, Georgia Tech will be able to make a bowl game. Even if they do not win the game, there is no reason why they cannot make a bowl game every year. And if you ask me, I think it is better to be a winner than to go home hungry after the season.