This is a pretty nice thing for Tech. Most accolades have been associated with the offense, but these two have been recognized by ESPN's David Ubben prior to the season as stalwarts in the Tech "D", and among the top 10 in the league, Duncan at No. 3 and Bird at No. 9. I think they have earned this recognition and are two big reasons Tech's defense could be enough better than past years to allow the offense to dominate games. Many will be surprised, I feel at how well this defense will play this year. I am happy, as well as a bit surprised (it is Ubben, after all) at the attention these guys are getting. All I can say is "BRING IT ON!"