First, some of you may have known that the Davey O’Brien Trophy folks are allowing people to vote as a component of their award. So, here’s the link: http://www.voteobrien.org/
And that brings us to today’s topic: Josh Nesbitt.
As yall know and I’ve proved many times in my rudimentary analysis of Tech, I enjoy football, but I’m not a coach.
Having said that, I thought Nesbitt looked very sharp in Saturday’s win.
He said afterward that he was very happy with his accuracy. The only pass that I can remember that looked similar to last year was the pass down the seam to Anthony Allen in the first half. Based upon the times I saw that route, or one similar to it in the spring, it’s a pass that Nesbitt and Shaw sometimes have trouble completing. I have no idea if that’s one of the more difficult ones to hit, perhaps any former QBs who read the blog can chime in.
He showed good touch on the TD pass to Allen later in the game. He underthrew Demaryius Thomas on the 56-yarder, but that’s not uncommon on a pass across the field.
But I thought he looked good in the pocket. He stepped through his passes and looked in control.
Now, it’ll be interesting to see the progress against Clemson, which likely will get more pressure on him than did the Gamecocks. Tech’s line didn’t allow a sack last week. If it keeps Nesbitt clean on Thursday, good things could happen for y’all.
And, it may need to. The Tigers had some success slowing down Tech’s running game last year, limiting the Jackets to 207 yards on the ground (I know that sounds odd, limiting…207 yards, but you know what I’m saying). The Jackets used two fumbles and four interceptions to win.