Nesbitt still hopes to return for a bowl game

Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt said he still hopes to return for the Yellow Jackets’ bowl game. He sustained a broken arm three weeks ago in the 28-21 loss at Virginia Tech. He received a new cast on his right arm on Monday. He said the cast is scheduled to be taken off next week.

“It’s getting better,” the senior said.

He said he hasn’t been able to do much physically because the stitches were removed from the surgery just last week. He said he hopes to begin working out next week and perhaps return for the postseason. A decision hasn’t been made on whether he will be able to play.

The ACC’s earliest bowl tie-in is the Independence Bowl, played in Shreveport, La. on Dec. 27. The last is the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco on Jan. 9.

Tevin Washington will lead the Yellow Jackets (6-5) against Georgia (5-6) on Saturday in Athens. Washington is averaging 108 rushing yards and 95.5 passing yards in the past two games. Nesbitt was averaging 81.9 yards rushing and 74.9 yards passing.

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Tech coach Paul Johnson said Scott Blair may handle punting duties again this week. Because of injuries to starter Sean Poole (knee) and backup Chandler Anderson (hamstring), Blair punted against Duke last week. It was the first time he handled that job since the 2008 season. His two punts averaged 46 yards. Anderson was able to participate in practice on Monday, which was held at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

42 comments Add your comment

GT Alum

November 22nd, 2010
6:36 pm

I’m hopeful that Nesbitt can come back for a bowl game – not because it necessarily gives us a much better chance of winning, but because it’d be a shame for his time here at Tech to end the way it did in that Miami game.

buddahchris

November 22nd, 2010
6:37 pm

THWG! oh…and Scotty has saved a couple of TDS with his tackling on SP…Lets
go jackets!

Jo

November 22nd, 2010
6:37 pm

Just want to point out that UGA LB Gamble is a thug… that is all!

GTFan

November 22nd, 2010
6:37 pm

God I hope Nesbitt can come back for the bowl game!! Washington is a joke!!

Rockdale Jacket

November 22nd, 2010
6:37 pm

I am glad to see that Joshua is healing quickly and
may be able to play in a bowl game. He deserves a medal
for lasting as long as he did without injury. With all
the hard hits he has taken in his career at GT, it was
ironic that he was hurt trying to make a tackle.

Jo

November 22nd, 2010
6:37 pm

GT ALUM, that was the VT game.

Go Jackets

November 22nd, 2010
6:37 pm

We need you Josh, you’re our only hope.

buddahchris

November 22nd, 2010
6:37 pm

…and it was the VT game GT Alum….

GT Alum

November 22nd, 2010
6:39 pm

Sorry, it’s been a long day. And a long football season. The disasters are starting to run together.

Jackets

November 22nd, 2010
6:43 pm

I hope the bowl game is in San Francisco just for this exact reason, it give Nesbitt a chance to heal and end his college career on the field. He deserves it ….I

Okeefe/Bob

November 22nd, 2010
6:44 pm

GTFAN since when does a “joke” average rushing 108 yds per game.Me thinks you are the joke.

Jack

November 22nd, 2010
6:56 pm

when Nesbitt is ready, can someone arrange to pick the game in Blacksburg back up where we left off with the interception …would have love to seen if GT could have pulled off that victory …Nesbitt was looking so good until…………………………………..

DurkaDog

November 22nd, 2010
6:58 pm

GT FAN,

gimme a break. Go pour some cold water on yourself and maybe watch the game sober next time! He is doing fine. It’s a hard system to run and he is doing great. His passing has been on target a majority of the time. His reads aren’t bad and the timing is pretty good too, not to mention it has gotten better in just a game or two. Our WRs are the joke!

GT Fan

November 22nd, 2010
7:07 pm

GT #1 Fan

November 22nd, 2010
7:13 pm

Who’s Joshua Nesbitt?

GT Alum

November 22nd, 2010
7:14 pm

Jack -

Honestly, Washington didn’t do too badly after he came in either. VT’s defense was all over us for a couple of drives – not sure if they smelled blood in the water with an inexperienced QB in. There was also talk that the linemen couldn’t hear him too well, which might’ve been part of the problem. That whole sequence really hurt our chances of winning that game, though.

Golden Tornado

November 22nd, 2010
7:28 pm

Hope Josh is able to fulfill his wish. He deserves it.

the real Old Gold

November 22nd, 2010
7:39 pm

I’m getting tired of “Old Gold.” Jerk.

rozeman

November 22nd, 2010
7:50 pm

Is Nesbitt still the leader for the Heisman award?

Tech Fan Since 1950

November 22nd, 2010
7:54 pm

GTFan, Tevin Washington is doing quite nicely thank you. He has gotten better in every game and I noticed that he began to turn up field more against Duke which was pinching the middle of the line. Tevin is certainly not has big as Joshua, but I have been impressed. He has only made one or two mistakes that were obvious to this lay person including a turnover this past weekend. I have been impressed with his passing overall, especially when our line gives him some protection I hope Joshua can play one more time for the Jackets. He is a tough fellow, but as one who broke my wrist playing football as a lineman the recovery time is not magic. It certainly will be more difficult for a quarterback who is handling the ball, but it is possible. Guys like Joshua and Tevin make me proud to be a Yellow Jacket fan.

Jacket Backer

November 22nd, 2010
8:18 pm

Hope you’re back for one more game Josh……

Go Jackets!!

St. Clarrkston

November 22nd, 2010
8:27 pm

I’m a dawg fan but I hope Nesbitt gets all the way back. He seems like a good kid.

GIVE ME A BREAK

November 22nd, 2010
9:06 pm

Joshua, I hope you get back for the bowl game. You deserve it, my friend. ” GO JACKETS “

doobiedoo

November 22nd, 2010
9:20 pm

We all hope you get one more pop, Joshua. And tell the boys to get fired up for the UGag game. We need somebody to get crazy and fire the others up. That’s all it’ll take to beat the “best 5 and 6 team in the country.” And please……ask CPJ to put in a couple of SHORT PASSES to the A-backs instead of the 40-yard heaves to S.H.

aztec

November 22nd, 2010
9:48 pm

actually gt fan, the only joke at ga tech are fans like you

Coach

November 22nd, 2010
10:05 pm

Joshua, you’re one of the best ever to wear the White and Gold. You have made us all proud with your hard play and determination, plus you do it with class. You’ll be a Tech hero for as long as they play the game. Heard that Greensboro, GA might hold a “day” in your honor. You sure deserve it. Go Jackets!

Tech Man

November 22nd, 2010
10:44 pm

Man..I wish Jushua was playing Sat.,but that is not the case. Don’t count the Jackets out. The mutts are not good.

Tony

November 22nd, 2010
10:58 pm

We’re praying for you Josh, get well soon!

Dawg House

November 22nd, 2010
11:05 pm

Nesbitt for Heisman!!!!

LOL

buck strickland

November 22nd, 2010
11:25 pm

Tech Man, the Dawgs are better than you think and Tech is worse than you think. But I’m usually wrong so expect a close one! And it’s Joshua not Jushua. As in, Joshua, good luck with your recovery – from a Dawg fan.

AJ Make Me Some Green

November 22nd, 2010
11:42 pm

AJ for Heisman.

Oh wait, he’s a cheater! LMAO

buck strickland

November 22nd, 2010
11:56 pm

AJ’s made a mistake and paid for it. He’ll move on and go on to better things. The nay sayers will sit in their basements and watch AJ on Sundays and still criticize still him just because he played for a team that he didn’t cheer for. All the while AJ goes on to embark on an incredible career, make millions and hopefully become a great role model for young people. Enjoy your AJ bashing, loser.

And Dawg House… loser.

CPJ the Jerk

November 23rd, 2010
7:14 am

Joshua Nesbitt for Heisman!! Hows that working out

THWUGA

November 23rd, 2010
9:02 am

Yeah maybe AJ will be as successful as Knowshon!

LAKE OCONEE DAWG

November 23rd, 2010
9:23 am

Nesbitt is a great kid and a warrior….Don’t want him to mess up his chance at the NFL as a safety or outside LB by coming back too early….He was a great safety in high school and Georgia recruited him to be a safety, but he wanted to play QB….Nothing but good things to say about Josh…Still like Josh better than Joshua, however….Thanks Josh for a great career at Tech….

BUZZ ME

November 23rd, 2010
10:23 am

Classy Lake Oconee Dawg. Wish more dawg fans were like you.

wesleywhatwhat

November 23rd, 2010
11:11 am

bring nesbitt back as a B BACK.

3-4

November 23rd, 2010
11:25 am

now B Back would be a great move. Never thought of that!! But that’s why I’m not the coach. If here were 100% healthy, it would be a good move. But his arm will still be sore and prone to breaking again. I can’t see it being completely healed in a month’s time. I mean, it can be healed but not strong enough to endure hit after hit after hit during a single game.

Not Disappointed

November 23rd, 2010
5:57 pm

I would love to see Josh go out with on the field!

dawgman19

November 23rd, 2010
10:12 pm

I’m glad nesbitt can now concentrate on leaning to read. How that guy got into tech I’ll never know. The guy can hardly make an english sentence. Maybe he can engineer a way to make historic bobby grant stadium not a big piece of you know what. Go dawgs.

wesleywhatwhat

November 24th, 2010
9:17 am

“dawgman19″

is the 19 referring to your IQ or age? either way, get a life, ya d*uchebag.