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Notes from Monday’s practice. The news is that Daniel Drummond and Brandon Watts look like they’ll be able to go, but Jeremiah Attaochu is questionable.
1. Monday brought a positive progress report for the Georgia Tech defense.
At the defensive team meeting every Monday, coaches give players a score for the number of mental errors committed in the previous game. After a particularly high count two Saturdays prior against N.C. State, Tech had its season low Saturday, inside linebacker Julian Burnett said. He did not share the score.
“I guess you could say it was just us maturing in the defense as the season progresses,” he said. “But also, it just had a lot to do with everybody just putting it in their mind that we’re going to get it right this week. We’re not playing around.”
In the 21-16 win, the 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets had a season low in points allowed overall and had one of their better total defense efforts (333 yards) despite allowing a 77-yard touchdown
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Say what you want about Georgia Tech.
There's no but following that.
That's simply how Head Coach Paul Johnson feels about those who make predictions about his No. 12 Yellow Jackets (6-0, 3-2), who travel to Charlottesville, Va. (3-2, 0-1), this weekend to take on the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia. Kickoff is at 3:30 and will be televised on ESPNU.
Georgia Tech is off to its best start in 45 years. Now, it's time for the Yellow Jackets to show they're a legitimate title contender.
The next two weeks should give them a better idea.
The 12th-ranked Yellow Jackets (6-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are preparing for their only stretch of back-to-back road games, starting with Saturday's contest at Virginia.
Nothing earth-shattering that bears further comment from Monday’s practice. I thought, at the midpoint of the season, it’d be worthwhile to compare numbers with last year’s team. I think I’ll try to go on a per-play averages as much as possible. They say a lot more, I think, than per-game averages.
The numbers aren’t entirely apple to apple. The 2010 numbers...
Hope you are well. Sorry I didn’t put up a post this morning. I’ll be going to practice in a little bit, but wanted to give you something to consider.
Here are the total defense ranks for Tech’s first three opponents:
Western Carolina (in FCS): 119 out of 120
Middle Tennessee State: 108 out of 120
Kansas: 120 out of 120 (yikes)
I guess we can finish it up: North...
Both Georgia and Georgia Tech fans will read Sippin’ on Purple’s post on how Michigan fans took over Ryan Field on Saturday night and find it immediately familiar. A college football program – one from a small-ish (by BCS conference standards), highly selective school whose graduates tend to migrate all over the country after graduation - has trouble selling tickets and thus...
Georgia Tech is off to its best start in 45 years.
Now, it's time for the No. 12 Yellow Jackets to show they're a legitimate title contender. These next two weeks - an Atlantic Coast Conference road trip, if you will - should give them a much better idea of where they stand.
''Guys realize what's going on around here,'' quarterback Tevin Washington said...
Postgame video with news conference clips for CineSport. Links below.
Typically encompassing wrapup from Matt Winkeljohn for Sting Daily. Jon Cooper offers a sidebar on the defense.
Stan Awtrey’s hat trick for the Macon Telegraph. Game summary, notes and game story.
Washington Post game story.
Baltimore Sun game story and notes.
Associated Press game story from Charles...
Bruce Heppler has seen plenty of winning in his days as Georgia Tech golf's head coach. But that hasn't lessened his appreciation of it.Sunday was one of those days he really appreciated.The day started early when his Yellow Jackets held off a charge from Florida State then ran away from the field to win the Brickyard Collegiate Golf Championship. A few hours later former...
Sifting through the remains of Georgia Tech's win Saturday over Maryland and then looking ahead . . . the Yellow Jackets are going to want to defend the run better, and that mission will begin at Virginia.Considering the fact that only one starter in the front seven - first-time starter and redshirt freshman inside linebacker Quayshawn Nealy - was recruited to play in a 3-4 defense...
Georgia Tech women's basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph spoke with the media today on the upcoming season. The Yellow Jackets began practice on Monday, Oct. 3 and open the season on Friday, Nov. 11.
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson will address the media in his weekly press conference at 11:30 on Tuesday. Fans are welcome to click here to watch the press conference live through Ramblin Wreck Al-Access.
Third down is the put-up-or-shut-up play in an offensive series.Through six games, Georgia Tech is putting up at a 54.8 conversion rate on third down (34-for-62). That's better than anybody in the ACC and everybody in the nation except for Tennessee (60.3) and Wisconsin (55.2)."Offensively, we have been pretty good on third down all year," said Head Coach Paul Johnson...
Georgia Tech's Kevin King and Juan Spir, the top-ranked doubles team in the nation, came up short in Sunday's championship match at the ITA All-American Championships, falling 6-3, 6-7, 6-4, to Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola of Ohio State, the nation's 3rd-ranked team.