Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson seemed to be pretty pleased with the team’s effort at practice on Monday.
Lest anyone has forgotten, the team has played 11 consecutive games, on top of a full month of practices in August.
They were off Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the first three-day stretch since after playing Miami, I believe.
The finalists for the Doak Walker Award were announced. Jonathan Dwyer wasn’t among the three.
Alabama’s Mark Ingram was. Stanford’s Toby Gerhart was. No problems there.
Clemson’s C.J. Spiller was. Problem there.
Gerhart has rushed for more than 1,500 yards, with 23 touchdowns.
Ingram has rushed for 1,400 yards, with 15 touchdowns.
The key word is RUSHED.
Spiller has rushed for 894 yards, with seven touchdowns.
How does he fit in with the other two?
I can see Spiller for the ACC player of the year. I can see him for the Heisman. Both reward overall contributions. I can see that. Can’t see him for the Doak.
There are at least 45 players who have more rushing yards than Spiller this season.
Although, honestly, I’m not sure these awards mean a lot. Anybody grow up dreaming of winning the Doak, or the Biletnikoff, or the Maxwell?