Alright party people.
Basketball games played on the court are now done for Georgia Tech. As we endeavor to report the other basketball games — what decisions Gani Lawal and Derrick Favors will make regarding their futures — let’s look to spring football, which will start on Monday.
As you may remember from the mailbag two weeks ago, http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=1529, I attempted to address your questions about the football team.
I did my best, but there’s only one person who knows everything that’s going on at Tech and I don’t think he’s going to blog for me.
So, here are the storylines I’m most interested in following:
1. Who will win the outside linebacker jobs?
2. Who will win the nosetackle job?
3. Is Tevin Washington locked into the No. 2 quarterback job, or will he be significantly pushed by David Sims and Jordan Luallen?
4. Who will the competition between Quentin Sims, Kevin Cone, Stephen Hill and Tyler Melton for the two wide receiver spots?
5. How steep will the learning curve be for the 3-4 defense?
I hope to write about these, as well as a whole bunch of other stuff, once practice begins on Monday. The T-Day game is April 24.
Georgia Tech isn’t getting a lot of love from the national media, mostly because of the loss Jonathan Dwyer, Derrick Morgan, Demaryius Thomas and Morgan Burnett, among others, to the pros.
Throw in the loss of Cord Howard and Brad Sellers, as well as Joe Gilbert, and the battle on the offensive line will be intriguing, as well.
I can say this: Johnson went 13-2 in his third season at Southern, and 10-2 in his third season at Navy. Of course, you don’t have to worry about juniors leaving for the NFL at either one of those schools. It should be pointed out that Navy won 10 games with a quarterback, Aaron Polanco, running the show for the first time.
So what are you most interested in following this spring? Any predictions?