VT-GT pregame notes

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

ATLANTA -- First, it's cold here. Georgia Tech students were bundled up in sleeping bags waiting for the gates to open earlier. It finally feels like football season.

As for lineup changes, Georgia Tech is waiting to decide whether or not Ben Anderson will start at defensive tackle. Anderson's ankle hurts, so they might go with T.J. Barnes. Depends on how he feels in warmups. Virginia Tech doesn't have any lineup changes, but Greg Nosal looked jacked up in warmups should he need to play for Sergio Render. Render is still expected to start, but was listed as probable for this week with a pec strain. Ryan Williams was on the field for warmups and from this distance, I couldn't tell he was sick. We'll see if that's the case in the fourth quarter.