Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson spoke some more about the team’s desire during the weekly teleconference with the media on Wednesday.
He said the players know how to win — they’ve won 20 games and the ACC championship during the past two seasons — but he think perhaps they think now winning is easy.
Obviously, the results show otherwise. The team is 2-2 this season, with two flast losses, and has lost four of its past seven games.
Johnson said the players must care enough to understand that winning isn’t easy. It requires hard work.
“We have talented kids, but nobody is going to ‘ooh and ahh’ when we walk onto the field,” Johnson said. “We have to play hard to win.”
B-back Anthony Allen addressed Johnson’s comments after Tuesday’s practice, saying his teammates must start listening.
“They’ve got to make sure that everybody isn’t talking the talk, that they’re walking the walk,” Allen said of his teammates. “It’s easy for everybody to go out there, everybody trying to be a leader and everybody talking about it and not being about it on the field. It’s the one thing to do it in practice. It’s another thing to do it in a game. We have to make sure we’re carrying it over from practice to the game.”
Some other blogs from this busy Wednesday:
Jerrard Tarrant ready to return punts…if he gets a chance.
Communication issues on defense hurt the Yellow Jackets against N.C. State.
Here’s a little tidbit that some may find amusing: Russell Wilson, who torched the Yellow Jackets last week, is from the Richmond, Virginia area but wasn’t offered a scholarship by either Virginia Tech or Virginia. That may have been because some thought he would play professional baseball.