Beno, Krish working at center

Georgia Tech is working Ray Beno and Zach Krish at center in case Sean Bedford, who has started the previous 18 games, can’t play against Wake Forest on Saturday.

Bedford left the N.C. State game in the first quarter after he was kicked in the shin. He wasn’t able to participate in practice on Monday. Jay Finch, the No. 2 center, wasn’t able to play on Saturday because of a hamstring and didn’t practice on Monday. Coach Paul Johnson said he’s not sure if Finch will be able to play against the Deacons.

Beno, a redshirt freshman who is naturally a guard, and Krish, a redshirt senior, played center in the 45-28 loss to the Wolfpack. Beno said that he didn’t change too many line calls against N.C. State, which held Tech to 247 yards rushing, 98 yards below its season average before that game.

Should Beno start, the interior of Tech’s line will feature a sophomore, guard Omoregie Uzzi and two redshirt freshmen, Beno and guard Will Jackson.

31 comments Add your comment

dmajor

September 27th, 2010
6:35 pm

its nice seeing bedford receive credit for being an aerospace engineer, however zach krish is getting his masters in civil engineering and playing football at the same time. not an easy task. nontheless, our defense really needs to adjust and play better. that pass to the right was killer.

atljacket

September 27th, 2010
6:46 pm

Jack

September 27th, 2010
7:18 pm

blank the Deacs

D, any comments from CPJ today? Any changes at any other positions? Anything to be done differently on defense?

FHstinger

September 27th, 2010
7:28 pm

TECH has got no D.

GT man

September 27th, 2010
7:37 pm

Nothing mentioned about defense–so I guess we can watch Wake run all over Groh’s 3-4. Why would PJ hire a 70 year old man to coach these young fellers? I saw a man on side of rode with a work for food sign; he’d been just as good!!!

Paul in RDU

September 27th, 2010
8:27 pm

Good to see the backup centers getting ready. Beno won’t have to block an MLB as good as Nate Irving this week.

Alabama Jack

September 27th, 2010
8:33 pm

GTMan, learn to spell before you troll here – oh wait, you’re probably one of them UGA roads scholars.

Old Tech & Mountaineer fan in NC

September 27th, 2010
8:39 pm

Young GT man, careful talking about 70 being old. This retired engineer thinks that is not old. Someone asked, Have you been a Tech fan all your life? I told him “Not yet!”

Michelangelo @ 74 was the architect of Saint Peter’s Basilica….just saying.

Robert

September 27th, 2010
9:08 pm

GTMan,
Someday you may live to be old and I hope people make fun of your age erery day. Groh is not 70 and he is an outstanding coach. It takes players to play football and we need to recruit a few more D linemen to get the benefit of his expertise. CPJ is one of the best coaches in America, we are blessed to have him, and he knows how to hire coaches.
People like you should find another pasttime.

4-3

September 27th, 2010
10:20 pm

Time to go back to the 4-3 defense . The 3-4 defense is not working at tech or uga. It only works if you have someone like mount Cody– the nose tackle at Alabama last year. With the talent a both schools, the 4-3 defense would have helped both teams have at least one more win each.

Jacket Backer

September 27th, 2010
10:22 pm

We need better players on defense. What’s the saying?, Its not the X’s and O’s but the Jimmy’s and Joe’s…….Our coaching staff is solid and they know what they’re doing. We lost too much talent off last year’s team to win big this year. However, the program is heading in the right direction AND CPJ already has an ACC championship and win over UGA. I’ll take that.

Go Jackets!

gt87

September 27th, 2010
10:29 pm

Can someone research where all the linemen from our state are going.

Seems like a fertile recruiting opportunity for someone with a clue.

Lets see and/or hear about an emphasis on recruiting/developing linemen.

Duh.

Jack

September 28th, 2010
12:20 am

again I am asking since we do not have the players we need this year to make an impact on defense, what can the coaches do to make the best of the worse? Surely, they can try to simplify or move things/players around or something. Just saying……..btw, Jerrard is doing a great job. These kids like him should be included in the Tron player intro video where they start on defense or not..Jerrard is a perfect example, he deserves that honor

Hayseed Dixie

September 28th, 2010
12:42 am

Youth is a myth. I get better at my job every day. Giving a s— is what’s important. Groh seems like he does.

Is it me, or does it seem like Tech has too many irreplaceable parts?

Bedford being gone will absolutely hurt us.

juvenal

September 28th, 2010
7:03 am

juvenal

September 28th, 2010
7:05 am

KU & NCSU r not lsu & ia,we need something dif when they stack 8, #13 got a lot of reps in the spring…3-4 works when u got pro, or ‘Bama talent..

Dave Womack

September 28th, 2010
8:11 am

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

How’s that fancy new 3-4 working out for you? Ha! Ha! Ha!

Wreckbone

September 28th, 2010
8:32 am

HEy UGA “Dave” the 3-4 right now is working out about as well as your defense did. The upside is they are learning it and will get better. I’m sure UGA is going through the same growing pains. You have to let these guys learn and then they will get it. I like that we have more sacks and turnovers than I remember last year. And Groh is an excellent coach. But the offense can’t move the ball. YOu can’t have 2 fumbles and 2 punts and expect to have a good game on your first four posessions. State hired Obrien for a reason and now his young team of the past couple years has 3 and 4 year starters on the field. I hope we can get more competitive on both sides of the ball and don’t drop any of these easier games before clemson.

Oh and Juvenal, I’d take the Pepsi challenge of NCSU being better than LSU right now. They played us well on defense (or we jsut played bad on offense) but you got to out score them. Wilson will make NCSU a team to beat in the ACC this year and next. HE would get the nod on most SEC teams as the starting QB. But he has paid for it. 3rd year as a starter and really accurate arm.

We lost that gme on offense in the first half and then the defense was too spent to stop them in the 4th quarter after we got close. But hey that’s OK. People thought we’d struggle like this year from the beginning and its not over. Get better in the next 4 games against inferior teams and then 4 tough games out of 5. At least CPJ knew what he was doing when he made the schedule the way it was. YOu could not ask for a better schedule for a team struggling early. Most all of the tough games at the end of the season. Better than them being the next 4 or 5. State is not a bad team this year. They will probably challenge Clemson for the Atlantic in my opinion unless FSU gets their new defense in place quicker than us or UGA have been able to do.

Funny

September 28th, 2010
9:30 am

Blogs are for recliner / arm chair coaches. I am hoping that someone on the Tech athletic staff is saving these blogs for the Tech coaches to read during their down-time in the off-season. This is the best comedy you’ll ever read (especially the UGA blogs).

And besides, the UGA fans are rioting all over the State of Jawja. Budwieser is sold out at the convenience stores; wife beating are at an all time high; pick-ups are being overturned and burned; 4-wheelers ran up under trailers; deer stands thrown in the streets and ripped camo clothing hanging from the trees.

THWG!!!!!!!!

Reality Stinks

September 28th, 2010
9:48 am

Funny

I can say the same about the GT North Ave gang as reality is now setting in on Coach Johnsons 1920’s style middle school offensive scheme, just isnt going to work at this level

Reality Stinks

September 28th, 2010
9:49 am

Gangs are rioting, buildings are being sprayed with grafitie, muggings are on the rise, cars are broken into and set on fire, stray bullets are everywhere,

Reality Stinks

September 28th, 2010
9:53 am

GT fans have quit buying tickets, so Bobby dudd field is in danger of the recking ball again

juvenal

September 28th, 2010
10:21 am

lsu 2 years ago loaded with pro talent, had a month…i’m sure O’brien would swap….now KU can stop us with a week-make him throw is a real simple “D” concept…if CPJ is a genius, he knows the def of stupid is ti keep doing the same thing expecting a dif out come…

Ramblin Man

September 28th, 2010
10:29 am

Reality Stinks,
How is that great modern day pro-style offense working for UGA? Atleast GT can lay some of the blame on a young o-line compared to that great all american line UGA has.

Student Athlete

September 28th, 2010
10:39 am

BEANOooooo and the boys blow the Decs away with a strong “wind”

Reality Stinks

September 28th, 2010
10:51 am

Ramblin Man

We are doing just fine

juvenal

September 28th, 2010
11:23 am

RS, don’t know any uga fans that agree with you–we are still TECHnically in a rebuild…

Ramblin Man

September 28th, 2010
12:35 pm

reality stinks needs a reality check.
No real GT fan that actually follows recruiting and depth chart thought GT was going to have a NC kind of year. This is basically a brand new o-line minus Bedford and the d-line is in the making and the old d-lineman were never going to make a 3-4 work. RS=freshman and true freshman playing on both sides of the ball with a sprinkle of seniors of who only a few were starters last year. I expected the team to look better than this, but the season can be turned around. The main problem GT has compared to top tier schools is GT rebuilds instead of regrouping and hopefully CPJ and Groh can change that.

Cobb Jacket

September 28th, 2010
2:55 pm

Reality, so you are truly happy with what you have seen out of your leghumpers this year? Interesting. I guess that’s why you are here dumping on another program rather than engaging in discussions about how to improve your own. Either your truly satisfied with UGA or you simply have no game other than just talking s**t.

GT Forever

September 28th, 2010
5:22 pm

PJ is one of the best head coaches in America but don’t know about this 3-4 thing. Perhaps we should hire Tenuta back as Defensive Coordinator and Chan Gailey as Recruiting Coordinator!!!!!!

atalbott

October 1st, 2010
12:12 am

I agree, dmajor, Zach Krish IS getting his masters in Civil Engineering and playing football at the same time. The guy must be insane. Civil Engineering is wicked hard.