The second practice in Monday’s first two-a-days was realatively quiet. The players practiced in shells. There was no 11-on-11, just a lot of work on fundamentals.
Repeating what he said after the morning practice, Coach Johnson wasn’t pleased with the day’s efforts. He chalked it up to fatigue, but said the team needs to learn how to fight through it.
He was pleased with how Scott Blair kicked the ball at the end of the first practice, though. Blair went 4-for-4 from various spots on the field.
Because of injuries to Jaybo Shaw and Jordan Luallen, Josh Nesbitt, Tevin Washington and David Sims took most of the snaps. The defensive line looked very active in the 11-on-11 portion of the first practice.
To answer a question from yesterday, I think the offense looks better from the first day. The coaches have indicated the same.
I’ve got a story coming out on Wednesday about Georgia Tech’s efforts to improve its pass-efficiency from last season. It’s the first part in a three-part series that will appear every Wednesday. I know what I think the team’s weaknesses last season were, but I’d like to hear your thoughts and why.
If you are curious, my first two are pass-efficiency and special teams. I’m still trying to decide the third, but I’m leaning toward limiting turnovers.
What are your thoughts?