Who will be the “difference makers” for Georgia Tech?

 

A couple of schools (Duke, Miami) around the ACC Coastal completed spring practice last Saturday but still a lot of questions remain as April approaches. As it turns out there are a lot of quarterback issues on this side of the league. We’ll deal with those today in our Five Burning Questions about the ACC Coastal.

But first I want to discuss Georgia Tech, the defending ACC champions, and ask this:

 

1. Who will step up and be the “difference makers” for Georgia Tech? Obviously Georgia Tech has to find a backup quarterback this spring. Starter Josh Nesbitt is sitting out practice because of a bad ankle and, quite frankly, Paul Johnson knows what Nesbitt can do.  Nesbitt is going to get banged up running this offense. That is a given. And Jaybo Shaw has transferred. So everybody knows Johnson has to find another quarterback he can trust not to turn the ball over if Nesbitt has to come out.

But the question that keeps coming back to me as Georgia Tech begins spring practice is: Who are going to be the difference makers? A very good team always has 4-5 exceptional athletes who, when nothing else is working, can make an individual play to win a game. Last season Georgia Tech had at least five such athletes: Nesbitt, RB Jonathan Dwyer, WR “Bay Bay” Thomas, DE Derrick Morgan, and FS Morgan Burnett. These guys could play for anybody in the country and had the ability to change a game single-handedly. Four of those guys are gone.

Nesbitt is back and Anthony Allen (618 yards, 9.7 avg.) certainly has the ability to play the B-Back position vacated by Dwyer and has proven he has home-run ability. CB Jerrard Tarrant is an exceptional talent, who had four returns for touchdowns. LB Brad Jefferson had 95 tackles last season and could be one of those guys. The spring is when these kinds of players start to emerge. It will be interesting to watch.

 

2. Virginia Tech has an embarrassment of riches at tailback. How do the Hokies handle that? Darren Evans was the 2008 ACC rookie of the year and had the best rushing season ever (1,265 yards) by a freshman in league history. But Evans was lost for the entire 2009 season due to a knee injury. Virginia Tech then turned to another freshman, Ryan Williams. All Williams did was break the record set by Evans and become the first freshman to lead the ACC in rushing (1,655 yards). Both players return in 2010 along with quarterback Tyrod Taylor and three starters on the offensive line. Could Virginia Tech have two backs go over 1,000 yards this season?  Think Boise State, Virginia Tech’s first opponent (at FedEx Field on Sept. 6), has noticed?

 

3. Who replaces Thaddeus Lewis as the Duke quarterback? Lewis made the most of his two years with Coach David Cutcliffe. He left with 48 school records and 10,065 career yards passing.  Sophomore Sean Renfree, who completed 34 of 50 passes in relief of Lewis last season, sat out the spring after suffering a torn ACL. But in last Saturday’s spring game true freshman Brandon Connette, who enrolled in January, completed 8 of 19 passes for 67 yards. He also rushed for 91 yards. Redshirt freshman Sean Schroeder completed four of 20 passes for 23 yards. Connette was named the most improved offensive player of the spring.

 

4. Who is going to be the backup quarterback at Miami? Starting quarterback Jacory Harris sat out the spring as he recovered from thumb surgery on this throwing hand. But the Hurricanes have to find a backup in case Harris gets banged up or struggles. Miami really didn’t have another option at quarterback last season.  This season my money is on sophomore A.J. Highsmith who completed 11 of 20 passes for 131 yards in last Saturday’s Spring game. Incoming freshman Stephen Morris might get a look after completing 12 of 20 for 131 yards in the spring game. There is no doubt that Harris is the leader of this Miami team. In two seasons he has completed 60 percent of his passes for 4,547 yards and 36 touchdowns. Harris has made great strides under offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. But Harris does go through stretches when he presses and tries to make plays that simply aren’t there. Whipple needs another option to let Harris just watch for a series.

 

5. Can quarterback T.J. Yates stay healthy and find some consistency? There were high hopes for the Marietta native in 2009 when he returned after an ankle injury that caused him to missed five games in 2008. While Yates completed 60.3 percent of his passes, he also threw 15 interceptions and only 14 touchdown passes. Now he is a senior and one of 10 returning starters on a North Carolina offense that finished 11th in the ACC at only 307.8 yards per game. Yates came under some intense criticism last season during the stretches when he and the offense were  not playing well. Can he shake that off and have a memorable senior season? We’ll find out early as the Tar Heels open the 2010 season on Sept. 4 in Atlanta against LSU.

 

BONUS QUESTION

What does Mike London bring to the table at Virginia? In two seasons as the head coach at Richmond, the former Virginia assistant took the Spiders to the 2008 Division I-AA national championship game and the 2009 playoffs. He is going to make some changes, including a shift back to the 4-3 defense from the 3-4 preferred by former head coach Al Groh. It looks like a tough first year for London and the Cavaliers.

 

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Yellow Fuzz

March 30th, 2010
8:53 am

Yellow Fuzz

March 30th, 2010
8:53 am

Yellow Fuzz

March 30th, 2010
8:54 am

Where are all the Tech fans? Oh, they must be on the blogs about the Georgia Bulldogs. Guess I’ll head over there then.

George

March 30th, 2010
8:55 am

SEC Fan

March 30th, 2010
8:59 am

Dwyer will not be easily replaced. That guy should be quite a sleeper pick in the draft. While I am an SEC fan, I did catch the second half of Tech and Clemson last year. That was one heck of a slobber knocking ball game that even SEC lovers could get into.

If tech finds some D, they will regain the state championship this year.

AlbertCamus

March 30th, 2010
9:02 am

As a Vandy fan, I second the opinion on Dwyer. He ran roughshod over a VU defense that pretty well stopped the SEC’s best much of the season last year. Conversely, our putrid offense ran wild over a very poor Tech defense. To be honest, the only other team that we got as much offensive traction on was Western Carolina. I guess the new Tech defensive staff will make a difference.

david

March 30th, 2010
9:03 am

Miami has a better stable of running backs then Va Tech. Harris threw so many interceptions because of this thumb injury.

It’s between Va Tech and Miami for the division. Miami has the slight advantage because Miami has home field advantage this year.

Jake

March 30th, 2010
9:07 am

Must be a political need to write about the ACC.

AlbertCamus

March 30th, 2010
9:08 am

I know there is little interest in Duke football on here, but it will be interesting to see if the Duke-Cutcliff boomlet can survive the departure of Thad Lewis. I’m guessing it cannot. having said that, it was pretty clear after two experiments with Phat Phil on Rocky Top who was the organ grinder and who was the monkey (yeah, they eat doughnuts as well as bananas).

SEC Fan

March 30th, 2010
9:18 am

The ACC is a bit underrated. It will be pretty interesting to see how UNC and VT do in their big OOC games early on. I bet that they will at least win one. LSU is coached by a meat puppet in a hat who has not shown he understands how to consistently win football games. UNC might take them down. VT is stacked with a stable of backs as Tony mentions. Boise does not get hit in the mouth by that sort of attack with too much regularity in the WAC. They are likely to react badly after reading their press clippings all summer.

Ormewood

March 30th, 2010
9:57 am

David, not so fast. I think UNC is set up to make a run this season. They get Georgia Tech with a week to prepare. The Hokies come to Chapel Hill this year after the Heels took them down in Blacksburg last season. Butch Davis seems to do quite well versus Miami. He’s never lost to them. There’s no home field advantage for the Hurricanes playing in that pro stadium.

The talent on the Heels defense is truly scary. Per Mel Kiper, they have the number one rated DT, the number one rated OLB, the number one rated ILB, the number two rated FS, the number two rated CB. Oh, and DE Quinn is the best prosepct out of all of them. He was first team all-conference as a soph.

If the O line can hold up and they can run the ball (and they have two serviceable backs), that will keep yates upright and get him out of third-and-longs. They have two senior receivers who should play on Sundays.

Neutral

March 30th, 2010
10:00 am

Tech’s done. Talent gone, program in shambles, PJ doomed. Mike Bozo finally had an epiphany and gave the rest of the ACC the blueprint on how to beat GT. Line up a big, strong OL, with a couple of decent RBs and just plow over their undersized, weak DL. Even with Derrick Morgan in the lineup they got bulldozed. So if the Mutts can do it, everyone else in the ACC (with the exception of maybe Duke) can, because everyone else has AT LEAST as much talent as the puppy’s (who’s talent is WAY overrated BTW). On the flip side, Iowa gave everyone the blueprint on how to turn the “dreaded” triple option attack, into the “dreadful”. You just got have a big strong athletic DL with fast DEs and fast outside LBs. Tech is doomed…They’ll lose to VT, NC, Miami, FSU and UGA. UGA want fair much better this season until they find them a QB. Mettenberger is is their best guy, better than Murray who would be a star, but isn’t durable enough to not get hurt. But Mett will end up in prison before it’s over. Their OL and RBs will carry the team. They’ll be better than Tech as usual, and will beat everyone in the SEC East, simply because everyone in the East is in shambles (ie; UT and UF). But the West teams will put them in their place. GT = 6-6….UGA = 8-5. Anyway, there’s a big dose of the truth to get all of you GT and UGA fan’s blood boiling this morning…have a nice day.

SimpleDawg

March 30th, 2010
10:03 am

The Tar Heels biggest problem over the past 2 years has been poor production at the QB position….not only in bad plays made, but more importantly, in positive plays that should’ve been made and weren’t. Yates has misfired so many times on wide open receivers that I’m surprised his teammates didn’t choke him out. UNC must not have many options at QB.

Va. Tech will again be the class of the conference on both sides of the ball.

GIT will struggle this year to replace Chan’s players. Anthony Allen is a beast, but should be left at the A back spot. PJ needs to begin recruiting B backs without having to transform his best back into a B back. Nesbit should be better, but may not play in many games.

Miami will be better, although erratic at times….probably not a conference championship caliber team.

Duke will not win 5 games this season…..nor will Virginia.

Charlie Bama

March 30th, 2010
10:03 am

It seems that one of Paul Johnson’s talents is making the most of who he has. I think this season will be a bumpy ride for GaTech –not disastrous, just bumpy. Next year could be the real breakout season. I predict GaTech will lose 4 regular season games in 2010, and win the others by narrow margins. Or maybe not.

Anonymous

March 30th, 2010
10:39 am

D. I. L. L. I. G. A. S.?!!!!!

5IML

March 30th, 2010
11:01 am

I’m really looking forward to the LSU-UNC game. I know it’s only one game but losing to UNC, a perennial underachiever under Davis, would be a death knell for Les. LSU has vastly superior talent. Only their coaching staff can lose the game. A UNC win makes a major statement for the ACC.

PMC

March 30th, 2010
11:14 am

The Linebackers will be in the forefront on Tech’s D next year specifically the Buzzsaw… Julian Burnett.

David

March 30th, 2010
11:17 am

Tarrant has been moved to S.

Huh?!?

March 30th, 2010
11:19 am

Yep, to shut down Tech’s offense, you only need 4 or 5 of your front 7 to be NFL-ready players. Is that right, Neutral? You just need “a big strong athletic DL with fast DEs and fast outside LBs.” You mean like UNC’s? Or maybe UGA’s? Or Va. Tech’s? Yeah, those kind of players grown on trees, don’t they. And we had horrible games against those other teams with similar talent, right?

XpatHeel

March 30th, 2010
11:24 am

Butch will have Yates on a very short leash. RS phenom named Renner will get the keys if T.J. stumbles. Oline was destroyed by injuries last year…will be vastly better. D is filthy. Will stuff LSU…and the beez. Heels will be a dark horse for the MNC. Schedule is sweet. FSU is going to be tough. But the talent matches with anybody in any conference.

supersize that order, mutt

March 30th, 2010
11:28 am

Neutral, the Jackets don’t play FSU in 2010, unless it’s in the ACCC game. Your ignorance of something as easy to research as Tech’s schedule, shows you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about and are just talking out your butt. The only reason Iowa’s defense was able to control the TO was that they had big strong fast players on defense who DID what they knew they were supposed to do. Every other defense Tech faced KNEW what they were supposed to do, but didn’t or couldn’t do it. The mutts appeared to control the inside game, but the outside game was open, and if Nesbitt could pass consistently, that game would have been open too. The mutts beat the Jackets simply because the Jackets’ defense stunk.

BigTimeTECHFan

March 30th, 2010
11:33 am

I can see Tech getting Miami this year, but not beating UNC and VT. Plus Clemson will be a solid game as always and I sure they are gunning for Tech big time after last year.

I can see 4 losses – not great year but not bad considering all the talent we lost. Not making call on UGA game yet, based on their recruiting, and huge program the should beat Tech, plus UGA should only have one loss going into the game and will be riding a lot of momentum. But will have to see how both teams chemistry is next year.

HugoStiglitz

March 30th, 2010
11:33 am

I see Ga Tech finishing second in the Coastal behind VT. There is still alot of talent on the team and the defense should be better, even without Morgan. North Carolina and Miami will be close behind. I just dont see anyone topping VT in the ACC this year, and they could make a MNC run. I hope im wrong though and Paul Johnson can somehow lead us back to the championship.

wiley

March 30th, 2010
11:35 am

Tarrant reminds me of Macho Harris at VT. He can flat out return the ball once it gets in his hands. I hope we can force some more punts this year…

BigTimeTECHFan

March 30th, 2010
11:36 am

Twiley – yep, Tarrant is good will be a key.

cuttysark

March 30th, 2010
11:37 am

It is only the first day of spring ball but it looks like there will be lots of changes with personnel on the defensive side of the ball. Let the competition begin.

For more Georgia Tech Football articles go to http://isportsweb.com. Go Jackets

GT

March 30th, 2010
11:42 am

Cooper Taylor may have more talent than Jerrard Tarrant. At 6′4″ he is the fastest player in the 40 last year. A little light at 195 but he was the hero of that FSU game two years ago that looked lost. He is also a smart player starting his true freshman year. I am hoping the heart condition is over. He going out in the Miami game and us losing a winnable game is no coincidence.

I think old Tony judges talent by the stop watch. Tarrant made a lot of mental mistakes last year. One of the problems Georgia has is too many athletes wanting to be the man, team be damn. I saw that with the Kentucky basketball team this year. Someone said the best talent in the NCAA tournament but no final four, not unlike our basketball team. Good coaches are starting to get it. If the player can’t mentally compete don’t play him. Good coaches recruit with this in mind instead of a list produced by a publication of who has talent. The idea is winning not looking good getting off the bus. Teams like Alabama do both, because they have the academic environment and the coach from hell to produce a winner. Watch these Alabama guys when they show up in the pros, they are not as good as even the Georgia players or this years crop of Tech players as a group, but they win in college. Duke does the same in basketball. Compared to their success they don’t have the pro players to show for it.

Tony keeps trying to put the game down to an individual sport. In this day of parity, the coach and the programs are far more an indicator of success. No one in the country outside Navy runs Tech’s offense, now they are cooking up something special on the defense with the 3 4 formation. Other teams recruit quarterbacks and receivers to compete against each other. Cornerbacks to cover not tackle. Receivers to catch passes not block. On any given play half the team is wasted. Not Tech all eleven get their jersey dirty, now on both sides of the ball. Any player is replaceable from the bench. Only the quarterback going out like in the Georgia game can kill momentum and they still were in it in the fourth quarter.

Not Bad

March 30th, 2010
11:46 am

Tony,

You must just be watching Tarrant run back punts, because anyone who has seen him play a down on Defense knows he is TERRIBLE!!!! He looks like he has two left feet, and anytime you see a wide open receiver catching a pass against Tech, you can pretty much count on Tarrant being the one who got burned. I usually agree with you on most things, but not sure about this one.

St Simons

March 30th, 2010
12:02 pm

((((((((((((((((UGA 30 – GT 24)))))))))))))))))))))!!!!!!!

hahahahaahahahahahahaahahahahahaahahaha!!!!!!!

LOSERS!

wesleywhatwhat

March 30th, 2010
12:14 pm

the GT/VT winner will go on to win the ACC championship, just like the past 2 years.

hopefully UNC will beat BAMA and VT should beat BOISE to boost the ACC o.o.c. rating so the ACC champ can get some love nationally.

let’s go jackets.

wesleywhatwhat

March 30th, 2010
12:17 pm

and yes, cooper taylor >> jerrard tarrant

tarrant seemed to give up every big pass play against GT in 2009. taylor was missed last year.

wesleywhatwhat

March 30th, 2010
12:20 pm

st simons, i know that the GT/UGA score was 30 to 24 in 2009, but isn’t 30-24 also athens police code for “better get more units downtown, it’s time to arrest the rest of the uga football players”?

or is 30:24 the bible verse that richt quotes the team during an inspiring halftime speech about lambs laying down with lions?

HEY SAINT SMONS

March 30th, 2010
12:22 pm

((((((((((((((((((((((((((4-2)))))))))))))))))))))))

Thats national titles LOSER!!!!!! Enjoy another year of being the florida gators bitch again!!!!

DIDN’T KENTUCKY BEAT YOU IN ATHENS? DIDN’T YOU FINISH OUTSIDE THE TOP 25 FOR THE 1ST TIME SINCE 1996? DIDN’T YOU PLAY IN THE 2ND WORSE BOWL THAT THE SEC OFFERS?

DIDN’T YOU RETIRE THE PLAYERS JERSEY WHO SCORED THE WINNING TD AGAINST TECH TO STOP YOUR TERRIBLE 8 YEAR DROUGHT TO TECH?? YOU CRY ABOUT OUR RINGS WHEN WE BEAT UGAY, BUT RETIRED A JERSEY FOR A PLAYER WHO SCORED THE WINNING TD AGAINST TECH TO STOP A STREAK? SOUNDS LIKE THE CAT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK!! TYPICAL UGAY LOSER UGAY FAN,

Hey, nobody can be crowned paper champs better than ugay, just look at what happened 2 years ago. How about last year, preseason #13, to where in the final poll?? NOWHERE!!!

CAN YOU SAY OVERRATED? YOU HAVE THE SERIES, BUT YOU GUYS ARE ONE OF THE MOST OVERRATED PROGRAMS IN AMERICA! HANDS DOWN.

(((((((((((((((4-2))))))))))))))))

Vick=Dog killing thug

March 30th, 2010
12:22 pm

bugs had a nice little run and even somehow beat UGA. Now lets get back to the usual tech 5 win season. Nuff said…

HugoStiglitz

March 30th, 2010
12:36 pm

The usual 5 win season? Georgia Tech hasnt had a losing record since 1996. People should really look things up before they write.

5IML

March 30th, 2010
12:42 pm

Wesley,

UNC plays LSU not Bama, and that’s a good thing (for UNC and the ACC). Bama/Clemson and Bama/VT didn’t turn out so well.

Bama does play Duke this season. After beating Duke, I guess we’ll brag like GT did after outscoring Miss St and Vandy last year.

North Ave pimp

March 30th, 2010
12:47 pm

Just a thought! Cooper Taylor has supposedly grown two inches since arriving at tech. Not bad to have a 6′6″ safety with wheels roaming around. Can’t wait for the season to start. Also Richard Watson could be a beast at B-back

jack

March 30th, 2010
12:59 pm

Jordan Luallen is no doubt Tech’s future QB. He looked great at practice yesterday. I can’t wait to see what this kid can do when he’s mid-season and not rusty. Tevin better watch out. I can’t wait to see what Luallen can do when he subs in for Nesbitt this fall.

mwh6767

March 30th, 2010
1:01 pm

Yeah Vick lets get back to the usual.
Another UGA player arrest
High UGA football preseason expectations not met
Tech being doubted and our coaches and players exceding expectations
Another Tech win in Sanford and Son stadium.
NUFF SAID……

JW

March 30th, 2010
1:03 pm

Vick=Dog killing thug

That’s alot of talk coming from a fan of a team that played it’s bowl game in Shreveport LA last year

Darindawg

March 30th, 2010
1:23 pm

Well, looks like a day for predictions…..I’ll chime in. I think GT will go about 7-6. Just being realistic. You don’t lose talent like Burnett and Morgan on your D and improve. I think Dwyer will be missed and I don’t see Nesbitt being able to pass effectively enough to keep up with improving teams in the ACC like NC, Miami and FSU (if they even play them). VT will be the class of the ACC IMO. As for the Dawgs….10-2. Yeah, I’m a homer…But we do have all of our OL back and 2 great RBs. AJ Green is the best WR in the conference, maybe the nation and our TEs are as good as anyones. If Aaron Murray is the real deal, look out. Very favourable schedule with UT in shambles and UF losing a ton of talent. How much Grantham is able to improve our D will decide our fate. For the record, I like Tech’s triple option attack and think it will continue to give teams trouble, even ours. But this year is a rebuilding year for Tech IMO. If PJ can’t bring in his on talent and succeed in the ACC in the next couple of years…he’s in trouble. Conversely….if MR can’t get our D on track and we only win 8 games again this year….he’s in trouble too.

GTPhenom

March 30th, 2010
1:24 pm

Ha. Haha. Hahahahaha. You guys are funny. For those of you thinking that GT is down and out this season and that it is time for UM or UNC or VT to come back, I think it is time for you guys to think again. Stop bashing Tarrant. He made big plays on defense, and had a few picks last year. Now he is going to be even better in my opinion. I think that if we start Tarrant and Taylor at Safety, those two could be future stars. Jefferson, who I thought was a very good player last year with have a breakout year in the 3-4 this year. You can just watch him. He puts forth a huge amount of effort on every play. Offensively, I don’t forsee many problems. AA might, and I said MIGHT, be a better back than Dwyer at that position. Allen has a lot more open field speed than Dwyer. With Nesbitt returning, things can only get better. Nesbitt will once again show more understanding for our offense. Roddy Jones, who I felt was a little left out last year with the appearance of AA, might also have a big year. Realistically, GT COULD have 3 1,000 yard rushers in Nesbitt, Allen, and Jones. But that will come down to how well Nesbitt makes his reads. At wide reciever, look for more balance. Melton is a smaller reciever, but he has better hands than anyone gives him credit. And, as I have said since seeing him for the first time last year, Stephen Hill could end up being a better reciever than Bay-Bay. He has the size, and with a little growth over the offseason, could become GT’s next GTG. Now, I can see a situation where GT loses 4, maybe even 5 games this year if things don’t come together. If the defense isn’t transitioned properly, no big players come out, then losses to UNC, VT, UM, MTSU, and dare I say it, UGA. However, a lot of things would have to go wrong for that to happen in my opinion. I, unlike some of you, have much more faith in both the coaching staff and these GT players. I can just as realistically say that GT could wind up losing only one game, or perhaps even none, dare I say, if everything comes together. What will happen? I don’t know. But I will pull for my jackets and believe in the fact that this team CAN be one of the best this upcoming season. I just hope no one is too shocked if GT ends up being the great team I can forsee them as. GOOOO JACKETS!!!! STING’EM!!!!!

GTPhenom

March 30th, 2010
1:31 pm

Darindawg, thanks for the respect, and just as so, I respectfully disagree, at least with your evaluation of GT. I honesty do think UGA could be a great team this year. They have a lot of talent. But read my post. GT has a lot of “diamonds in the rough” so to speak, that did not get a chance to shine last year. If I had to make a prediction, both GT, and UGA could both be 10-1 coming into that great thanksgiving weekend, and the winner could very well have a favorable shot at something big. But, both have questions that I think may not be answered until the first game of the season is over and done with. To help out, we don’t play FSU this year, and I still have way too much trouble believing in UM or VT. UNC, I can realistically say might be a lock for a loss this year. But VT and UM have things missing. UM have been consistent underachievers, basically ever since joining the ACC. Shannon just is not the coach for UM. VT, on the other hand, has the coaching, but is missing a lot of players. You talk about what GT loses on defense, but VT loses 7 starters on an only ok VT defense, including dynamic players like Cody Grimm. Nothing personal, and not trying to start an argument, but I don’t see VT or UM being anywhere near as good as people are predicting (as they always do)

RambleOn84

March 30th, 2010
1:32 pm

UGA at 10-2 and GT at 6-6…hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha darindawg you’re funny man

wesleywhatwhat

March 30th, 2010
1:33 pm

i love how “dawgs” think their opinion (or team) is relevant anywhere, much less a georgia tech blog.

and thanks for the correction, 5iml. i think UNC can beat LSU. the DUKE/BAMA game could get ugly.

Paddy

March 30th, 2010
1:34 pm

Simple Dog….You say Nesbitt won’t play in many games. What is your reasoning? Unless you are already factoring in him getting hurt, I see him playing about every down. He seems to me to be the “poster boy” for toughness and the will to win. Just wondering?

GTPhenom

March 30th, 2010
1:35 pm

Oh, and I apologize about the long, drawn out posts. Figured I would get my point across and leave it at that.

Jackets2010

March 30th, 2010
1:37 pm

Tarrant always the one to blame for bad coverage?
What happened to win and lose as a team?
The whole defense suxed all year.
We were weak at so many positions, I don’t see how you can pick one guy out.
I think it was our worthless D coordinator more than anything.
Who had trouble moving the ball on us?
Any fool coordinator forces Ga to pass even if it takes 9 in the box.
Tarrant returned a pick for a TD in the Orange Bowl didn’t he?
He showed up but I am not sure everyone else did.
Strange some here would choose him to pick on.
The 4 returned TDs in one year had to be a Tech record.
Pick on the worthless coordinator and leave the players faults for the coaches to work on.

Paul I stepped on my Johnson again

March 30th, 2010
1:37 pm

The glory years for GT are in the rear view mirror. The last year or so should remind us all – even a blind hog finds an acorn occasionally. GT will not win the ACC again for decades.

GTPhenom

March 30th, 2010
1:38 pm

I agree with paddy. A lot of people are for some reason saying that Nesbitt won’t be playing much this year. The dude is a fighter. He is one tough SOB, plain and simple. The minor surgury won’t hold him back too much.