Tech will be left with 9 scholarship players this year. Doubt that they will have much success in the ACC this year. Nine is enough to be competitive, no doubt, since Dennis Felton won the SEC Tournament with about the same number of healthy players. And the players that Hewitt can call on at Tech are no slouches. It's just that the ACC is so tough that having a good season is difficult enough with a full bench.
You have to like UGA's chances this coming year against Tech, but the game will be played in Atlanta, and the home team normally wins. After this year, Tech will be much tougher.