For a guy whose team scored 42 points on Saturday, coach Paul Johnson didn’t seem as pleased as one might think on Sunday.
As I wrote for the Monday print story, he said the team is going to be have a lot better for next week’s game against FSU in Tallahassee.
He wasn’t happy with the play of special teams, the offensive line, the defensive ends, the linebackers and the secondary.
So much so that he said there may be some changes at linebacker and secondary.
He didn’t say what or who, only that they are going to take a look at a couple of things.
I”d be curious to hear your thoughts on that. Who would be replaced? And why?
I can’t imagine Jefferson or Griffin would be replaced. Jerrard Tarrant is one of the team’s leading tackler. And Mario Butler seems solid. I’ll be curious to hear what Johnson says this week.
Johnson was asked about Anthony Egbuniwe, who got off to a fast start against MSU. Johnson said he’s got ability, but needs to be more consistent. He said that Egbuniwe got caught out of position more than once on running plays. But Egbuniwe seems to be getting a rush off the edge that wasn’t there before.
Lastly, it would be wrong to again not mention the impressive game that Nesbitt and Thomas had on Saturday. If Nesbitt can keep it going, Tech’s offense is going to be hard to stop. And the longer the offense stays on the field, the more pressure it puts on the other team’s offense to be perfect.