Because of temperatures in the low 20s, Georgia Tech’s football team moved its practice on Monday to the Georgia Dome.
Coach Paul Johnson said he doesn’t yet know if they will be able to practice there again during the week. Temperatures are expected to increase to the 50s during the week, with some snow predicted early Wednesday. Tech will begin construction of a new indoor practice facility in January, which will make trips to the Dome unnecessary.
Johnson said they got a lot done on Monday as part of their Independence Bowl preparation, including giving true freshmen Synjyn Days and Charles Perkins time at quarterback and B-back, respectively, with the second units.
Johnson said that Days and Perkins looked good athletically, but their technique was to be expected.
Days said he also ran the second huddle on Friday, which he enjoyed because his parents were there to watch.
Teams often use bowl practices as a time to take a longer look at less-experienced players and to give them an early jump on the spring competition. Days said that was one of the reasons quarterbacks coach Brian Bohannon told him they were giving him the chance on Friday and again on Monday so that he would be better prepared to compete for the next season’s starting quarterback spot.
– By Doug Roberson, AJC