Washington making progress at QB

Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington said it took a couple of days this August for him to get used to not getting the majority of the reps in practice.

But coach Paul Johnson said last week that Washington is “coming on.”

With Joshua Nesbitt missing the spring because of minor ankle surgery, Washington took over the No. 1 role and had a good spring, according to Johnson.

When Nesbitt returned, Washington slid back to No. 2.

“It’s not a routine but you get kind of comfortable going in every play,” Washington said. “You have to take advantage of going every other rep now. It’s a little different, that’s about it.”

Johnson said distinguishing between the other quarterbacks — David Sims and Synjyn Days — is “hard to call right now.”

Washington said he’s picked up the timing of the offense more, particularly getting to the line of scrimmage, reading the defense and calling for the snap.

“Sometimes we catch the defense off guard,” Washington said.

Washington said the quarterbacks are improving their timing in the passing game. He said he hasn’t developed a chemistry with any particular receiver — a la Nesbitt-to-Demaryius Thomas last season — he’s just looking for the open receiver, unless it’s a one-on-one route. In that case, he said he’s looking for Stephen Hill.

Washington said he’s working hard to ensure he gets on the field this season.

“Biggest challenge is just come out and get better everyday,” Washington said.

Wide receiver Kevin Cone said all of the quarterbacks are improving in the passing game. He said he can see a notable difference in the timing of the passes.

139 comments Add your comment

Stanley in Marietta

August 20th, 2010
9:08 am

1st!!

uga fans loves tech blogs. so cute.

Big Macon Dawg

August 20th, 2010
9:13 am

You better find a defensive line that can stop a high school rushing attack, or it won’t matter how much progress he’s making.

Buddahchris

August 20th, 2010
9:13 am

Hope to see him ALOT in the SCState Game!

Jimbo

August 20th, 2010
9:15 am

Good to hear. Hope he keeps it up; I’d love to have the back-up QB question firmly answered within the first few games. Nesbitt is really tough, but he takes a ton of punishment.

michael

August 20th, 2010
9:16 am

2nd! go tech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

michael

August 20th, 2010
9:17 am

michael

August 20th, 2010
9:18 am

nesbitt in the nfl…defense?

juvenal

August 20th, 2010
9:23 am

2nd comment a complete non sequiter…

Atlanta Jackets

August 20th, 2010
9:26 am

Good to hear that we have another All-ACC performer behind Nesbot. Maybe we call Washington the Andriod! LOL!!

Marsdawg

August 20th, 2010
9:26 am

Your high school offense will get thrashed this year. I will be laughing when you lose 6 games. And the last one will STING the most. Dumb little nerds.

Atlanta Jackets

August 20th, 2010
9:27 am

Android. LOL!

Atlanta Jackets

August 20th, 2010
9:27 am

Marsdawg, you are the nerd.

North Ave Killer Beez

August 20th, 2010
9:40 am

I was surprised to see a dawg fan first. Then again I was surprised to see a dawg fan reading at all. Doug you may want to add graphics so they get the full gist.

We_Run_This_Country

August 20th, 2010
9:40 am

Wal-Mart must be slow today….I see the Dawgs are out to play!

Stanley in Marietta

August 20th, 2010
9:43 am

once again dawg fans. Thank you for keeping us relevant.

The obsession continues.

Paddy

August 20th, 2010
9:54 am

Marsdawd…do you really think with the talent that is on that team they will lose 6 games? I just don’t see how unless everybody get hurt. Even with no defense, that offense of CPJ can win 6 games.
Go Dawgs

Coolest in the Clutch

August 20th, 2010
10:04 am

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Nesbitt for Heisman
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Ralph

August 20th, 2010
10:07 am

Tech usually finishes the season ahead of UGAy in the polls (even when the Dwags have a preseason #1 parade in Atlanta).

It must really hurt this year when the Dwags are ranked below the Yellow Jackets from beginning to end.

GT Sambo

August 20th, 2010
10:13 am

Hilarious, the Dawg fans are out in force today. Marsdawg talked about us losing six games… at least we have an offensive genius calling our plays. Marsdawg will probably be the first dawg fan complaining about Bobo’s play calling in week 2. And I would rather have a Super Bowl winning DC running my defense than UGA’s third choice DC who was fired from his last DC job.

BigTimeTechFan

August 20th, 2010
10:19 am

I agree, backups need to see live game action early. Nesbitt need to stay fresh.
Nice to see Synjyn Days and Sims in the mix.
Hope they get some time with no 1 offense in Sat’s scrimmage.

Go Jackets!

GIVE ME A BREAK

August 20th, 2010
10:21 am

Somebody help the dawgs get out of the ” BASEMENT.”

ATL XMAN

August 20th, 2010
10:34 am

who is the offensive genius? PJ? haha..he only has 5 plays and 1 is just the qb trying to draw the defense offsides. that is too funny. he didnt play football at all higher than 9th grade and your calling him an offensive genius/ more like bully that wished he was good enough to play college ball. you guys will see how smart he is when his team cant match up against the big boys off college football. will look like the LSU game a fews years back.

ATL XMAN

August 20th, 2010
10:37 am

this blog does make me laugh though. and that nerd video of one of tech wideouts is funny too talking about zombies..hahaha

POAD

August 20th, 2010
10:48 am

Atl Minusbeingaman, Don’t you ever go to work? Uga couldn’t practice because it was raining and the dogs would get wet. So, what does Richt do? he goes swinning! I guess you mutts can’t get wet even in a pool. Richt just wanted to see the SEXY body of Tod Grantham I guess.

JW

August 20th, 2010
10:52 am

ATL XMAN

Paul Johnson nearly hung half a hundred on you the last time he was in athens

yeah you pretty much sound like an idiot

ManUp...

August 20th, 2010
10:53 am

Maybe CPJ’s not the genius everyone makes him out to be, but he HAS shown that he’s a riverboat gambler and ballsy the Wilson factory. With that moxy his players tend to respect him, and when the time comes, he puts his trust in his starters to execute. OT 4th down QB keeper against Wake to seal the deal said it all last year. Johnson trusted Nesbitt to get it done, and he did. Same story late against Georgiana – trusted BayBay to make the catch… this time it didn’t work. BayBay’s fault. We lost, but the players still respect the coach and hope they work hard to make their play when it counts. All I’m sayin’ is he’s still an excellent coach – one that gets players to play hard. More often than not that’s produced wins.

Go Jackets!

juvenal

August 20th, 2010
10:54 am

they are just happy to have an “n” word they can use(though it is like disparaging Harvard profs as “ivory tower”)without backlash, they don’t seem to get we see it as a badge of distinction, since it means we are not like them & don’t want to be-they should be aware that ,un-like so many of the sterotypical slurs dear to them,intelligence can reandomly come from any background, & they be may be forced to insult their own kin-surely a school ranked in the 50’s academically must have a few bright kids…how ’bout it, JB, destin dawg, Banker Dawg, were you closet nerds back in the day?

ManUp...

August 20th, 2010
10:55 am

ballsy *AS the Wilson factory…humor fails if the delivery falters….

ATL XMAN

August 20th, 2010
11:04 am

his gaily players scored 38 points and most of that was in the 3rd qt when a few UGA players didnt wrap up. big deal that was 2 years ago and gailys players are leaving now. i will give PJ credit for being ballsy and a good motivator but that doesnt make a genius. its all talk with PJ. no brainer going for it against wake as you guys have no kicker that you can trust.

telling you, this year you tech guys will be begging for a new coach, i just hope radovich sticks to his contract and let PJ ride it out because as long as pj is there UGA will get all the top players from UGA for sure on both side of the ball. UGA pretty much does now anyways.

ATL XMAN

August 20th, 2010
11:06 am

he gets them to play hard by smacking them upside the head and knocking them around for no reason? looks like a bully to me

Mighty Georgie mutt

August 20th, 2010
11:06 am

What is the reason for calling this a high school offense when we’ve scored an average of over 34 points on your mighty defense since CPJ got here. Just so you now, we get a lot of satisfaction watching dog fans making fools of themselves and inserting their foot in their respective mouths, so keep on with the name calling!! High school offense indeed. Heck let’s call it a first grade offense as in; See Rody run. See Joshua run. See Anthony score again.

THWG!!!!!

ATL XMAN

August 20th, 2010
11:08 am

POAD..uga going swimming is a great thing for the team. i have no problem with that what so ever. he has been doing it for years now.

ATL XMAN

August 20th, 2010
11:11 am

they didnt run much last year in that high school offense and now with your div 1aa players all but filling up the roster look for tons of 3 and outs. only nesbitt and allen are div 1a players and they are ok at best. what did your guys do last year on offense when they played UGA. that offense was shut down. and get used to it as uga will have better players on defense this year.

ATL XMAN

August 20th, 2010
11:14 am

the reason is because more than half the schools in high school run this offense because it is very simple and you dont have to be all world to play in it. you just have to be athletic. dont even have to be very smart either which is perfect for PJ and his div 1aa players. no thinking what-so-ever.

kc

August 20th, 2010
11:15 am

Gailey the great recruiter. Riggghhhhtttt. Here we go again. lol.

Mighty Georgie mutt

August 20th, 2010
11:18 am

Ah!! the poor souls that derive satisfaction from calling names and trying to offend opposing fans with nothing to back it up!! Must be a sad existance, especially when ones team has not been relevant since the ’80s.

Mighty Georgie mutt

August 20th, 2010
11:24 am

given that the offense is so basic and simple your mighty defense should have no problem stopping it. right? right? HAHAHAHA right?

See Joshua run. See Rody run. See Joshua and Rody run. See the Georgie fans cry! – I guess some guys don’t hit this type of literary level until High School, therefore the “High School Offense” coming from Georgie fans.

THWG!!!!

GT Sambo

August 20th, 2010
11:32 am

Yes, my favorite theory of the Dawg fans is the revisionist history that says that Chan Gailey was a great recruiter. Chan Gailey had one recruiting class that was really good, 2007. One class in seven years that was ranked better than 30th nationally. And even that one class didn’t rank better than all of UGA’s classes over the last ten years. UGA fans should be disappointed that their coaching over the last 10 years has not measured up to their recruiting.

SILLY TECH NERDS

August 20th, 2010
11:36 am

He better improve. After he gets the crap knocked out of him in the GA game and goes out, somebody will have to play QB.

GT Rich

August 20th, 2010
11:43 am

Synjyn Days looked good in the scrimmage. Simms looked about the same, but Simms has had two years of practice — Days has had two weeks. Tells you about Days’ potential. My money says Days challenges Tevin for the job next spring….

HugoStiglitz

August 20th, 2010
11:48 am

GT got shut down by UGA last year? 340 yds, 24 points, and forcing no punts is UGA’s idea of shutting a team down? You guys have low expectations.

juvenal

August 20th, 2010
11:50 am

have to have great recruits, or you won’t be a top 5 team, that means Texas & FLA for sure champs…but what about Boise & TCU?..kids can be over or underachievers, early or late in developing-coached up or down…it will take at least 5 years to see what CPJ’s going to do-the jury is in on one of the greatest “recruiters” ever, Bowden, maybe this year for miles-more fun watching under-rated over-acheivers coached up than the opposite…

messin with the sasquatch

August 20th, 2010
12:04 pm

maybe dogbois should worry about uga being significant in the sec………….

Paddy

August 20th, 2010
12:34 pm

ATLXMAN…..so what if he has 5 plays as you say. He was still 2nd in the nation in rushing and won his conf championship. A man would at least give the devil his due. The man can flat out coach!!!!! You should watch them play and them maybe your comments might make sense. He didn’t play college football ,so what! His piers and his players recognize him as a very good football coach. Those are the people who for the most part are hard to please and they know a good coach when they see one.

yellowjacket1975

August 20th, 2010
12:40 pm

Damn, why is it the first few post are always mutt trolls? You losers need to get a life.

no1dawgfan

August 20th, 2010
12:41 pm

i miss munson shure enuff, he talk so purdy. GO DAWGS

no1dawgfan

August 20th, 2010
12:46 pm

u jacket nersd r so stuped, all u do is run the ball, try throughing it once.. lol

UGAY REALLY STANDS FOR JOE DIRT

August 20th, 2010
12:54 pm

Marsdawg, ever see revenge of the nerds? The nerds get all the chics dude, and i’m sure i would rather have the bank roll of a nerd than your wages flippin burgers! Enjoy being ranked about 21st on the season, it’s as high as you will get this year and you will never see the top 25 again this year after september is done!

What’s the odds of you staying within 30 points of florida this year? I’m gonna laugh when miss st beats you this year man. Keep bathing in the tears of poor people up in athens man!!!

THWG

Paddy

August 20th, 2010
12:55 pm

no1dawgfan…he wins alot of games just running the ball. Thats my guess.

UGAY REALLY STANDS FOR JOE DIRT

August 20th, 2010
1:01 pm

No1gawgfan…you mean “THROWING IT”. You can get a hooked on phonics book for less than 10 bucks at your nearest book store! “STUPED”?? Wow, lay off on sniffing butts man. That stuff will cook your brain if you have anything left rolling around up there. I see the cesspool scum are trolling hard on GT blogs again!

THWG