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.