Tech takes look at younger players

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

48 comments Add your comment

mwh6767

December 13th, 2010
6:49 pm

I don’t know much about Days other than seeing him on the field during pregame warm ups for the duke game. However I did get to see Perkins serveral times in high school and this kid will fit in well at b-back. Good speed not great but he is a very tough runner between the tackles. Allen came on at the end of the year but I think it took him some time to get used to running with toughness between the tackles. Has anybody heard the status of Daniel Drummond for next year. If he is cleared to play, he and Perkins will pose a strong 1-2 punch at the b-back for the next 3years.

Big B CH 99

December 13th, 2010
7:02 pm

I actually wend to the same HS as Perkins (I was a Sr when he was a Fresh) & he has talent. But I heard that Drummond may move to LB. If he does then I think the competition at B-Back will be between Lyons, Watson, & Perkins. Of the 3, I believe Perkins has the most upside, the last coupla yrs Lyons has shown he’s ok as a backup (maybe 5 carries a game), but I don’t think he’s a starter (15 + carries). I don’t know much ab’t Watson, he’s never played much.

bobby woss

December 13th, 2010
7:02 pm

this team has weally fawwen off since i was there…we weally need a pick me up…i would be willing to weturn for the right amount of money….think it over noids…

coach woss

mwh6767

December 13th, 2010
7:08 pm

Big B. I agree with you on Lyons. He is a good back up, holds on to the ball and can be good to give someone a breather. Watson what ive seen reminds me more of a Cox type back but I don’t think he is the back that Perkins can be. Drummond to linebacker could work out well. Also anybody know anything about Kyle Jackson? Didn’t see him much until the UGA game. Always thought he had good potiential.

mwh6767

December 13th, 2010
7:16 pm

Also don’t know if anybody has taken the time to look but I just went thru the whole roster for this years team. There are only 10 guys out of the WHOLE roster who are leaving that made serious cortributions on this years team. Thats including Blair the kicker and Nesbitt who basically missed the last four games. Yes this year SUCKED but this is a really young team. The bowl pratices will help this team greatly.

GOLD PANTS

December 13th, 2010
7:27 pm

Have heard a lot of positive things about Perkins and I hope he will be a good replacement for Allen. However, as the post above suggests, he does not have break away speed. Every top college team has at least one player that can go all the way on one play. We need that type of dynamic player to be revelant again.

CHHS Alum '09

December 13th, 2010
7:29 pm

Another CHHS alum here — Perkins is the next Dwyer. Was a senior when he was a junior, and watched him every game. He’s very much like Dwyer — same size/build, pretty fast, pretty quick, very strong. Generally what you’re looking for from the B-Back position — size and strength with the breakaway speed capability. He’ll compete very heavily for the starting spot next year and should see significant time, and should make an impact while on the field.

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
7:35 pm

42-34 hahahahahahaha!!!

mwh6767

December 13th, 2010
7:42 pm

CHHS I hope you are right and he is the next guy in the dwyer mold. I like what ive seen of the kid, runs with his shoulders square , downhill seems to hold onto the ball real well ( Maybe he can coach our a-backs to do the same.) Heard a couple of interviews with him when he came out of high school seems to have a great head on his shoulders. I’m not worried about him having “breakaway or homerun” speed. At the b-back I want a tough runner between the tackles who holds on to the ball and just beats up a defense. I will take that from my bb , give the breakaway speed at the ab on the tosses.

Duckafawg

December 13th, 2010
8:03 pm

@Sanford Drive : better get in line now to buy AJs bowl game jersey….bidding starts at $1001…was it worth it?????? hehehehehehehehehehe

5150 P.O.A.D.

December 13th, 2010
8:28 pm

Sanford Drive
34-42 the range of you I.Q.?

Dan

December 13th, 2010
8:32 pm

Why was Days running the second team offense over David Sims? Anything to be read into that or just trying to get Days some reps?

DISSONAPAWG

December 13th, 2010
9:26 pm

Since it is cold out tonight, I will order Pizza . Please bring me a medium with pepperoni and mushrooms. I’ll give you a tip if you are nice and don’t say anything bad little boy.

DISSONAPAWG

December 13th, 2010
9:27 pm

The above is for Sanford Drive

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
9:34 pm

42-34

9-1

61-39-5

Sanford Drive

December 13th, 2010
10:50 pm

I’m like a butcher shop, always taking meat through the back door.

Flabuzz

December 14th, 2010
12:00 am

Sims will be the B Back next year.

Stinger 2

December 14th, 2010
4:36 am

If no one will respond to Sanford Drive, he will go away.
Question for anyone: Can Days throw the ball? Maybe some will say it does not matter but unless GT develops at least some kind of reliable passing, we will continue to struggle in games where the opposing defense slows down our running game.

dawgfan

December 14th, 2010
6:28 am

Where can I buy a Chicken Bowl ring with 45-42 on it? LMAO.

dawgfan

December 14th, 2010
6:32 am

The above is for DISSONAPAWG.

Chicken Farmer

December 14th, 2010
8:21 am

Watching the Army-Navy game I viewed a glaring difference between the Navy team and our group of Yellow Jackets. Navy played above their potential on every single down! Our guys just don’t seem to have the chemistry within themselves to play to that level. Navy was crisp, disiplined and to the point even though they showed that fumbleitis is a fundamental part of the triple option. I’m supposing the Navy bunch has it drilled into them during every phase of their collegiate life as to how important it is not to let your team mates down as it could eventually cost either or both of them their lives in their future endeavours.

AMG

December 14th, 2010
8:28 am

This past Spring CPJ said Perkins was a pretty good player, the last guy he said that about (Derrick Morgan) is now in the NFL. Reading between the lines I think Perkins is going to be great.

JM

December 14th, 2010
8:42 am

I am glad to hear the practice is helping the younger players get some experience. There are some big shoes to fill next season.

Tech Man

December 14th, 2010
8:50 am

We better find a good QB somewhere because Vad Lee will not be coming to Tech. He had a great season and did a great job passing. All of sudden now other schools want him and he will go where he can continue to develop his passing skills. So much for commitments but that’s the nature of college football and recruiting.

GT Rich

December 14th, 2010
9:47 am

If Simms were to fall down to 4th string behind Tevin, Synjyn, Vad, it would be interesting to see if he’d be willing to move to B-back. He is the best runner of the 3 current QBs and has the size to move there.

macrotech

December 14th, 2010
11:02 am

Sanford Drive…you ALWAYS forget 4-2!

superDawg

December 14th, 2010
11:23 am

macriod you will never forget about the ass whippings GEORGIA has put on tek.NUFF SAID!Now go and save your lunch money for next year.

Sanford Drive

December 14th, 2010
11:45 am

Why do I obsess and spend so much time on these blogs spewing venom about the finest school in this state? It’s because I was rejected by Tech and I am determined to deride anyone and anything that represents Tech. It’s the only way I can get back at the school. I sit behind a computer screen posting taunts and inaccurate statements to be disruptive on these blogs.Because I can use multiple screen names I can have multiple posts to ‘pile on’ but the distortion and obsession is identical regardless of the name that I post under. I am a sad, pathetic and lonely person with nothing better to do with my life than post this type of drivel to fuel my obsession. If I did have a life I would spend my time doing other things. The proof of my obsession is in the frequency and hatred of my posts. I am dawgfan, I am Sanford Drive, and I am a loser.

superDawg

December 14th, 2010
11:47 am

dawgfan – you’ve been exposed as the poser and fool that you are. What is hliarious is that you think that you are defending UGA with your posts to insult Tech. Real Dawg alumni don’t waste their time doing what you do on these blogs. Your obsession and hatred stems from personal issues and do not reflect the behavior of a simple rivalry. You need help but I think we all know that you’re too stupid to get help. You are an embarrassment to UGA by identifying yourself as a Dawg fan, but you’re too delusional and stupid to even realize that.

Don’t go away mad dawg fan, just go away. Next time try posting something intelligent and objective and you won’t be treated like the obnoxious fanatic with low intellect that you have been.

pcb mike

December 14th, 2010
11:47 am

Sanford Drive – 6-6, 11 losses in 2 years so far, 11 arrests, 2 players (at least) thrown off their high school team, and a fired AD. What’s with the ha, ha? Shouldn’t it be, here we go again?

And that is just what we know about.

GDBurdell

December 14th, 2010
11:48 am

Another meaningless post by you. This is a Tech blog; try supporting your own team for a change. If you haven’t checked recently they’re 3-5 in their own conference and 6-6 overall. Since UGA is half “azzing” it as you put it don’t you think you should direct more of your concern about your own team? The Jackets will be fine. We’re proud of the Institute and don’t expect UGA fans to feel the same way about our university or our sports programs. Try some decaf and try to find the UGA blog if you can. Have a nice day!

JJ

December 14th, 2010
11:59 am

Please don’t feed the trolls that show up on every blog. I realize the AJC is too backwards/lazy to police this crap, but please stay on topic.

I would like to see Drummond move to LB. We are thinner there and need the size that he has in the 3-4.

We are going to be deeper at QB next year than we have been in many, may years. We were never this deep under Gailey or Johnson. So far, Johnson has had pretty much Nesbitt and that’s it. Jaybo was OK, but it was quite a fall off from Joshua.

Deep at A back, B Back, QB. Need help along the DL and OL and at LB. I think corner and safety is going to be fine. WR just needs to mature, but we have the talent available, so we should be fine.

Washington/Days/Sims/Lee looks to keep us in excellent QB’s for quite a while.

sup

December 14th, 2010
12:00 pm

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superDawg

December 14th, 2010
12:01 pm

I am completely obssessed with the incredible Georgia Institute of Technology. I realize that I could NEVER be accepted at such a nationally ranked school. I don’t care that my UGA lack of an education is so evident in the sophomoric posts and infantile humor that I use. I utilize dozens of screen names (dawgfan, Sanford Drive, 30-24, etc.) to give the impression that there are many Dawg fans like me.

My obsession is in evidence all over both UGA and Tech blogs. I post at all hours of the day and night. These blogs are the most significant expression in my life, which is the result of having no friends, no girl friends, no job, and no hope. I blame my own shortcomings on others which is why I enjoy spending so much time on these blogs criticizing Tech. My obsession is one of hatred, bitterness, and envy. I am dawgfan.

superDawg

December 14th, 2010
12:01 pm

You nerds crack me up.dawgfan they like our post so much they want to use our name.I’m flattered how bout you.Nothing like a nerd without BigMac money.

dawgfan

December 14th, 2010
12:02 pm

If you must know, I live on the Tech blog because I am so embarrassed about my Dawgs. Did you know that we were 3-5 (a losing record for my fellow Dawg fans) in the SEC and 6-6 overall? I know that Tech as a 6-6 record also, but at least the Tech fans have a great school. UGA? We have a mediocre school with basket weaving degrees that everyone makes fun of including other schools. All we have in Athens is a football program that is irrelevant in the SEC and in the nation, and a girls gymnastics team. That’s it, that’s all that Athens offers. So, when the football team is god awful like it has been for two years people like myself have nothing better to do than to go on other team blogs and insult other teams. That way I feel better about my poor dawgies.

brokeback jacket

December 14th, 2010
12:04 pm

Ok, so I’m redneck trailer trash and my team the pitiful Georgia Bulldogs (see I can actually spell the mascot correctly every now and then) has had a losing season in the SEC and a losing season after the loss to come in the Liberty Bowl. Redneck Georgia fans like myself prefer to ignore our miserable state of affairs in our own program and try to feel better about our program by criticizing other programs. We hate AU now because we got smacked in the face by Cam and company. We hate UF because they literally own us like a rented mule with Alzheimers. I say Alzheimers because we conveniently forget every year about the prior year shellacking and forecast winning the SEC East and going to the SECCG every year.

UGA didn’t win a single game against a program with a winning record. Not One Single Game. Our only claim to fame this year is being the fourth best academic college in the state despite having the largest enrollment. We are embarrassed with the revelation that we are the nations least serious academic institution with our Top Party School designation. We are also embarrassed about being referred to by other schools in the SEC as THUGA due to the arrests of nearly a dozen players in less than a year as well as the DUI arrest of our married AD in the company of a mistress. UGA is also exremely embarrassed to be the recipients of the Fulmer Cup Award as the bottom program in the nation with the most arrests of our football players.

Frankly, the only thing that UGA fans can do now is to go on the Tech blogs and make fools of ourselves trying to convince smarter fans that UGA really matters. It appears that no one at Tech really gives UGA any respect and that is frustrating for fans like myself. I try to remind them of scores of past games and hope that might anger the Tech fans but it doesn’t seem to be working. Instead, it is the Tech fans that are laughing at me and poking fun at my insecurities and feelings of inadequacy. Of course, that just enrages me more and motivates me to spend my entire day on these blogs desperately trying to feel better about myself and my Dawg football program when the truth is that no one cares about UGA and UGA has disappeared completely from the national scene.

I’m trying everything that I can to upset these Tech fans but it just doesn’t seem to be working. I am a failure and so is my team.

JB

December 14th, 2010
12:10 pm

There’s just one Dawg loser on this board and he goes by many names:

dawgfan = superDawg = Sanford Drive = GDBurdell = brokeback jacket = Fire Paul Johnson = 42-34 = TechRedNeck = the real dawgfan

How big of a loser do you have to be to spend all day on another team’s blog? Obviously his obsession is complete. Jealousy and envy fuels his posts and his obsession. At the end of the day he realizes that he’s nothing but another stupid Dawg and will never be a Jacket. That frustrates him the most. We enjoy your pain and we enjoy making fun of you and your team.

JB

December 14th, 2010
12:12 pm

The mental midget dawgfan = superDawg = Sanford Drive = UGA whipping boy keeps getting pummeled on this blog but isn’t smart enough to quit while he’s behind. Poor little dawgie looks completely befuddled.

GT FAN

December 14th, 2010
12:25 pm

Rivals posted that Simms will be moved to B back. Also Kyle Jackson may leave the program since he last plating time. Drummond will be on the roster next year, where he plays is up in the air. Talks have been at B back or Linebacker.

superDawg

December 14th, 2010
12:25 pm

UGA will never have a ring made to honor a win over gt.We have a whole damn book.

GT FAN

December 14th, 2010
12:29 pm

VAD Is coming to GT

JB

December 14th, 2010
1:19 pm

superDawg – “UGA will never have a ring”

…we know that superdawgPoo, but it has nothing to do with Tech. Just because UGA will never have another National Championship team and get a ring is not our concern here at Tech. And, we don’t feel sorry for you or your pitiful Dawg football program either. See if you can find the Dawg blog; I know it’s hard for a Dawg fan but keep trying son.

Class dismissed.

AAAAA Fan

December 14th, 2010
1:25 pm

Dont worry Days is the truth! Google him- another Nesbit and he has an arm. Hillgrove kid! or should I say Man

GT87

December 14th, 2010
2:35 pm

Vad Lee is coming to Tech. This was from his twitter after he won the State Championchip… “Today on the field was a West Virginia commit at LB vs a GT commit at QB”

macrotech

December 15th, 2010
2:11 am

superDawg, wipe your chin…you just KEEP dribbling ignorance down your shirt! WHY this escapes ALL pup fans comprehension amazes me…the seniors voted to have the score of the Tech/uga game on them because they had preserved the longest streak in the series…it belongs to Tech. In regards to THIS seasons loss, I was at the game, as I recall, Tech blew a chance to win the game in the end. Not REALLY an ‘ass whipping’. As for the folk that are using your name to post…at LEAST they make you look like you can put together coherent sentences! Your posts SCREAM middle school mentality. About your chin…need a tissue?

wombat

December 15th, 2010
7:46 am

Ironic that the guy calling the persistent dawg poster a loser can rattle off every single one of his aliases.

JB

December 15th, 2010
5:28 pm

My boyfriend wants me to carry his purse because it makes me look cute.