Tech will scrimmage Friday

Georgia Tech will scrimmage on Friday and coach Paul Johnson said a depth chart will be released afterward.

Should things go well on Friday, Johnson said the team will have Saturday and Sunday off before returning on Monday to begin final preparations for the season-opening game against S.C. State.

This will be the third scrimmage the team has held during August. It is not open to the public.

There are still several position battles being waged: both offensive tackles, one guard, both safeties, kicker, punter and kick-returner.


B-back Anthony Allen didn’t participate in practice for a second consecutive day after sustaining a blow to the head earlier this week. He will return on Friday, Johnson said. Allen was recently named to a watchlist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s best running back. … B-back Preston Lyons was awarded a scholarship earlier this month. … Johnson said he hadn’t heard the developing news regarding North Carolina’s football team. “I’ve got enough problems taking care of Georgia Tech.”… Though a decision won’t be made for several games, Johnson said freshman linebacker Quayshawn Nealy and defensive end Anthony Williams will likely redshirt. Defensive tackle Shawn Green, a freshman from Grayson, may play. … Jon Lockhart has been moved to wide receiver. He was a defensive back. A redshirt sophomore, he mostly played special teams last season. … Johnson again praised S.C. State. “Their quarterback [Malcolm Long] is bigger than our linemen. He’s 265. And talented,” Johnson said. Tech’s projected defensive line averages 283 pounds.

Here is a projected depth chart I posted earlier this week. I updated two positions.

QB: Joshua Nesbitt

Tevin Washington

BB: Anthony Allen

Lucas Cox

AB: Roddy Jones

Orwin Smith

AB: Embry Peeples

Marcus Wright

WR: Stephen Hill

Quentin Sims

WR: Tyler Melton

Kevin Cone

LT: Phil Smith

Nick Claytor

LG: Will Jackson

Nick McRae

C: Sean Bedford

Jay Finch

RG: Omoregie Uzzi

Ray Beno

RT: Austin Barrick

Zach Krish

DE: Jason Peters

Euclid Cummings

NG: Logan Walls

T.J. Barnes

Note: Ben Anderson is still working his way back from injury. Defensive line coach Andy McCollum said he hasn’t gotten to see much of him yet.

DE: Izaan Cross

Emmanuel Dieke

OLB: Anthony Egbuniwe

Chris Crenshaw

ILB: Brad Jefferson

Julian Burnett

ILB: Kyle Jackson

Brandon Watts

OLB: Steven Sylvester

Anthony Barnes

CB: Mario Butler

Rod Sweeting

CB: Dominique Reese

Rashaad Reid

S: Mario Edwards

Isaiah Johnson

S: Cooper Taylor

Jerrard Tarrant

K: Scott Blair

Justin Moore

P: Chandler Anderson

Sean Poole

KR: Orwin Smith

B.J. Bostic

PR: Jerrard Tarrant

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57 comments Add your comment


August 26th, 2010
7:49 pm

Go Jackets!!!


August 26th, 2010
7:49 pm

GT fans complain about how UGA opens up against a week opponent, and their right. All UGA does is open up against a week opponent, GT’s whole SCHEDULE is against week competition. If GT beats UGA this year, then start talking trash. Oh, one other thing, GT’s running back last year was a fatty and he wobbled when he walked. Just an observation.


August 26th, 2010
7:58 pm

It’s spelled WEAK you moron. Not that I expect a uga fan to show much intelligence. And 4 of our opponents are ranked. I guarantee you just like last year, by the end of the season, GT will have a harder strenght of schedule.


August 26th, 2010
8:03 pm

GoDawgsGOOO, Hey moron, you forgot to pick up my trash by the road this morning! And explain this, how can you spell “schedule” and “observation” correctly and yet your retarded arse can’t spell “weak”? Don’t forget the trash in the am, moron!


August 26th, 2010
8:12 pm

It hurts!!! English was never my strength but having friends was never yours. I got the trash in the am. Thanks for the reminder.


August 26th, 2010
8:22 pm

@ ?

I have to respond to you on here since Doug decided I was on to something and closed comments on the other blog. Why did you get so angry and bitter? Calling me a “retard” and a “troll?” Did I call you a single a name? No, because I’m not a child. Unlike you, the facts ARE on my side so I have no reason to get upset and emotional like a woman. I simply wanted further explanation to something that smells fishy. Clearly I touched a nerve with you and you also smell something dirty here, hence your immature knee-jerk reaction to name calling. You know good and well that there is something wrong with this story. Saying he wasn’t ABLE to pursue a particular program at a school when it’s offered, yet is able to do it at a more sought after institute makes absolutely no sense. So instead of deflecting with childish names, why not engage the actual story?

Jack this

August 26th, 2010
8:24 pm

phil, does the ward nurse in Milledgville know you are back on the computer again? just wondering

Tech alum

August 26th, 2010
8:31 pm

It sure is cool running my own Waffle House. It is so neato that so many Tech graduates are doing the exact same thing that i am.

Stephon Marbury

August 26th, 2010
8:38 pm

Several observations:

Anthony Allen has the worst mullet since Billy Ray Cyrus. Just not a good look.

I have a bad feeling about tomorrow’s scrimmage. There are going to be some major injuries. Tech has missed the injury bug for too long.

Tech’s defensive line will never hold up through the season. Too small and slow to compete with the Big Boys. Will be interesting to see how Ben Anderson responds after an ACL. Tough injury for defensive linemen who put so much torque on their hips, knees and ankles.


August 26th, 2010
8:48 pm

Wow, more palpable fear and loathing from the Doggies – I love it!

Seems like its been a tough and intense camp. I feel that is bound to pay dividends later in the year. Man I can’t wait for kick off!

Go Jackets!

Bug Zapper

August 26th, 2010
9:18 pm


Dawgtards ruin this state

August 26th, 2010
9:57 pm

thUGA is well represented here, enjoy the Buffalo home opener next year

Damon DirtyDawg

August 26th, 2010
9:58 pm

Appletini’s anyone?

Jack this

August 26th, 2010
10:34 pm

hahahahahha, some moron on here pointing the finger at GT’s opponents when ugay plays Sisters of the Lafayette and Idaho of the Poor, not to mention no Bama and no LSU. Maybe GT ought to call the ACC and tell them we are sick of playing Clemson and afterall they are not in our division anyway. NOT We say bring the d@mn game on. Maybe next time you will know the difference between “week” and “weak”. Ignorance runs rampant in the SEC


August 26th, 2010
10:42 pm

What makes anyone think people that don’t wear dawg jerseys and camo pants still care about the Dawgs? It’s getting harder to get people to understand who you’re referring to when you say “the dawgs” anymore. People ask questions like, “Which dawgs? You mean Washington? That relevant team with the decent quarterback that’s gonna make a run out west? Or MSU? Ya know they have Dan Mullen now. Definitely trending upward. They’ll scare Arky and LSU for sure this year – count on it.”

I mean, if this is where you need to be to feel cared about then, by all means, be our guest. Read our pokey little blog on our hometown newspaper website, bone up on every little detail about our team, and then spew your steamy pile of redneck filth as if we care. But keep in mind – we don’t care.

Rodney Dangerfield

August 26th, 2010
10:56 pm

Why can’t GA Tech learn from UGA and schedule the worst schools in the FCS and non-BCS conferences like Idaho and UL Laf? Why didn’t Tech take a hint from Alabama and schedule GA St in their first season? No Tech has to schedule SC St (playoff team) and Midd Tenn St (bowl game winner).


August 27th, 2010
12:14 am

No offense, but to both the GT fans out there, and the classless pups out there, can we please actually discuss the relevant topic at hand instead of every damn blog coming down to pointless mudslinging that does nothing but piss everyone off? It really is pointless when the season hasn’t even started.


August 27th, 2010
1:12 am

if the ugay fans come on this blog and run their mouths and point the finger they are going to get what they deserve


August 27th, 2010
6:27 am

Kyle Jackson has moved ahead of Sylvester? Is this just due to Sylvester being hurt recently and missing practice time?

Golden Hand

August 27th, 2010
6:56 am

Sylvester has been moved to OLB. Jackson is ahead of Watts now, in part because of injury to Watts.


August 27th, 2010
8:01 am

phil –

LOL!!!! You sure got the nerds riled up!!! Do you know why? Because they would love for UGA to have a kid transfer there claiming the reason why he came is for a degree that they offer, meanwhile it’s offered at his original school. They are fuming that this scandal happened to them!! You are dang right this story reeks to the high heavens!!! Of course Doug isn’t going to say anything more about it because he realizes he let the cat out of the bag!! I love it!!!

Nerds suck

August 27th, 2010
8:05 am

you georigia tech nerds suck you cant fill your stadium and you stay up all night playing words of warcraft instead of partiying with GIRLS. THe DAWGS are going to wear you out this year like everyyear just like we did at JOKE BY COKE last year. Paul Johnson is a fatty with man boobs and the 3 girls at you school are uglier than our farm animals. Cant wait to get my season tickets to the DAWGS if i can tranfser just 3 more credits fro m Truett McConnell. GO DAWGS SIC EM WOOF WOOF WOOF OWWOOOOOOWWW Tech sucks WOOOOOO


August 27th, 2010
8:25 am

sorry that my comeback was so “week” I be trying, but that lernin just dont take sometimes.

jacket backer

August 27th, 2010
8:33 am


I’ve followed these blogs for several days and you have made the same allegations several times regarding the transfer of this player. Like others, I have given you the benefit of the doubt and done some research only to find no source that even hints at anything wrong with this transfer. Please provide evidence of your allegations.

Tech Alum, NOT

August 27th, 2010
8:37 am

Do you want to discuss graduate salaries? You really didn’t but since you post bs, you gave me the opportunity to post fact. How dumb does a dog fan have to be to bring up this topic? lmao

School Starting Median Salary Mid-Career Median Salary
Georgia Institute of Tech $58,900 $105,000
University of Florida $47,100 $87,900
Louisiana State University $46,900 $87,800
Clemson University $48,400 $86,000
University of Georgia $44,100 $86,000

Jan Kemp

August 27th, 2010
8:43 am

If you dog fans are gonna post stick to last years football score, or how many stars or number of arrest or recruits that don’t qualify or grayshirted players, or how many points a 3 pointer is worth.
Don’t talk about quality of education or earnings or academic scandals or player behavior. 2010 arrest totals, dogtards 10, Tech 3.
Go obsess about us on your own blog.

Ole Ball Fan

August 27th, 2010
8:44 am

GoDawgsGOOO – What’s the two good words? Washaun Ealey!


August 27th, 2010
8:47 am

Another dawg arrested. LOL!!! The new recruiting campaign at uga will be “come to uga and get your personal parole officer”. How freaking funny that football players at uga cannot stay out of jail. Since we play uga in athens this year, they may change the game to be played at the athens jail.


August 27th, 2010
8:49 am

And here we go again. Another dumbass dog arrested. Can’t keep his license updated and obviously we know why. Sucka can’t drive out of a parking lot with out hitting a parked car…….and then leaves. What a dummy!!


August 27th, 2010
8:51 am

Check the other story where comments are closed (and quoting my friends from UGA): Waushan Ealy still running!

Sniff Butt & Die!

August 27th, 2010
8:54 am

“I run…from the cops!”

“I hit & run in this state!”

“I run…from the state police!”

“See Ealey. See Ealey run. See Ealey run from the cops. Run Ealey Run!!!”

Waushan Ealey

August 27th, 2010
9:00 am

I was one of the few that haven’t been arrested on this team so I figured I need to catch up. Wow this cell is small.


August 27th, 2010
9:09 am

GoDawgsGOOO: Why don’t you ignore fans making cracks about UGA’s schedule, and we’ll ignore you.

Yes Mr Occifer!

August 27th, 2010
9:17 am

3 yards and a cloud of handcuffs!!

Eastof A1A

August 27th, 2010
9:20 am

Washaun Ealey is starting his sophomore season and he’s already 21 years old? Was he on a Mormon mission or something? I think I was 21 when I graduated.


August 27th, 2010
9:21 am

Richt will really come down on Ealey. He will make him sit out the big La. Lafayette game.


August 27th, 2010
9:22 am

This just in: Ealey can say he hits & runs this state! What an idiot!


August 27th, 2010
9:33 am

My guess is he was under the influence, people there saw him hit car, told him they called police and he still left. wow

Once again just a guess.


August 27th, 2010
9:35 am

Phil – Do not know who called you names like “retard” but they were wrong to do so.

But this statement you made does raise questions:

“Saying he wasn’t ABLE to pursue a particular program at a school when it’s offered, yet is able to do it at a more sought after institute makes absolutely no sense.”


Dawgtards ruin this state

August 27th, 2010
9:42 am

thUGA is back inthe news doing what they do best, getting arrested!


August 27th, 2010
10:18 am

You nerds really know how to kick a dawg when he’s down. Enjoy yourselves for now. November will be here soon.


August 27th, 2010
10:35 am

@ sniff Butt— Now that is funny! Tom Hanks would be pround- Go Jackets!!! THWG!


August 27th, 2010
10:36 am

Proud— my bad!


August 27th, 2010
11:04 am

Ga Tech may struggle against SC State Ga tech better not take them lightly……stay toon


August 27th, 2010
11:12 am

and anyhow, I think SC State was scheduled after another team (Army?) backed out last year


August 27th, 2010
11:13 am

Don’t soil your britches in excitement just yet Tekies. Ealey will be back in plenty of time to run all over your soft D.

Not So Fast

August 27th, 2010
11:47 am

Ealey may be back…Ealey may NOT be back. Driving @ 3am on a suspended license, then hitting a parked car and being told by witnesses to not leave because THE POLICE ARE ON THEIR WAY, then driving off anyway is a SERIES of serious lapses in judgment – of course that seems to be the “in” thing at the UGAG Athletic Dept these days.

Richt should kick him off the team (after he bails him out of jail). That’s the ONLY WAY you send a message that this kind of s#i! isn’t going to be tolerated at UGAG anymore. The fact that Ealey would even do something like cruise around at 3am on a suspended license specifically means he thought he could get away with it. There is NO FEAR of consequences for actions off the field in that program…There really needs to be.

Why is UGAG constantly trying to defend its crown of most football players arrested per year against the likes of the U of FLA Gators or the Tenn Vols? Quite frankly, it’s an embarrassment for THIS STATE that one of its 2 flagship public colleges is constantly in the news for all of the wrong reasons. The AJC knows it too and won’t even permit comments on a blog about the arrest!

Will Richt kick him off the team? No, and EVERYONE ALREADY KNOWS IT…And that’s WHY this won’t be the last time this kind of thing rears its ugly head at UGAG. ESPN was plastering this story all over the airwaves this morning. How pathetic that this kind of thing is tolerated and “punished” with 1/2 game suspensions. Your program is only as strong as the one at the top making all of the decisions. And yet another FAILURE by him to take these illegal activities seriously says all that needs to be said. More will follow…


August 27th, 2010
12:07 pm

UGA has finally won a championship! Congrats on winnng the Fulmer cup this year. You beat out 120 other teams to do it. You have every right to b e proud!!!

The News

August 27th, 2010
12:50 pm

All the info you need on Tech’s upcoming season:

Reggie BallZ

August 27th, 2010
2:39 pm

is it 3rd or 4th down?