Scott Blair warming up

If you thought there was something different about Georgia Tech’s kickoffs last Saturday against Middle Tennessee State, you were right. Scott Blair made sure of it, registering his first three touchbacks of the season.

“I tried to kick the ball out a little more,” he said. “The previous weeks I was getting under the ball a little too much. I worked on driving the ball a little bit more, and it definitely helped in the game.”

Blair, by the way, might well be on Clemson’s radar.

In Tech’s 30-27 regular season win last season, he made all three field goal tries, including the game winner with 57 seconds left, and threw a touchdown pass on a trick play. In the ACC Championship Game, he made all four field goal tries, including kicks of 49 and 48 yards in a 39-34 win.

So in those two games against the Tigers, he scored 27 points and passed for six more.

Of his touchdown pass, he said the other day, “I was so shocked [when coach Paul Johnson sent in the call], I didn’t have time to get nervous. I think they’ll be ready for the pass.”

Then he smiled.

– Matt Winkeljohn, for the AJC

6 comments Add your comment

Luke

October 22nd, 2010
10:30 am

Scott Blair – Clempsun’s worst nightmare.

GT12

October 22nd, 2010
10:41 am

A kicker responsible for 33 points against an opponent in a single year. Hahaha!

I’m glad he’s doing so much better this year. Rumor has it the coaches had his helmet visor tinted orange. The results speak for themselves.

girl know better than you

October 22nd, 2010
11:02 am

SCOTT BLAIR YOU GO GET EM! KICK YOUR WAY INTO A GT VICTORY, WE NEED YOU! OH AND CAN YOU THROW A TD PASS AGAIN TOO? JUST ASKING

Yellow!

October 22nd, 2010
11:05 am

Scott Blair has improved big time these last two years. In 2008 he couldnt hit consistently from 35+ now he is hitting from all over the field. He single handily beat Clemson last year. If Scott can find a way to consistently kick it in the end zone and hit field goals(like he has lately) he may have a future on Sundays. Go Jackets! Beat Clemson!

#1 SB Fan

October 22nd, 2010
12:08 pm

YEAH!!!! Let’s go Tech!

juvenal

October 22nd, 2010
1:51 pm

should not have given that pre-game radio interview…