Clemson spent a week working on Georgia Tech’s offense during its August practices. The result: a 27-13 win in which the Yellow Jackets were held to 325 yards in offense.
Virginia Tech did the Tigers one better, with some of its coaches travelling to Iowa this summer to pick the brains of its coaches. The Hawkeyes defeated the Yellow Jackets in the Orange Bowl, 24-14, holding them to 155 yards.
“Well we’ve respected how they play defense for a number of years, and of course they played Georgia Tech in their bowl game so it kind of had a dual purpose there, getting together and talking a little bit, of course talking about Georgia Tech somewhat too,” Beamer said.
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said, with the exception of defensive coordinator Al Groh visiting Bill Belichick, none of his coaches visited any other campuses during the summer because there wasn’t any reason. That’s because, with the exception of Navy, no one else runs Tech’s offense.