Tech opens up fall practice

Greetings, all-

Quick post to let you know Georgia Tech has taken the field for its first practice. Players are wearing jerseys, shorts and helmets, per NCAA rules regarding acclimatization.  They can put on shoulder pads after two days of practices and full pads on the fifth day.

Offensive linemen Catlin Alford and Phil Smith were among the first to arrive at the Rose Bowl field for the 3 p.m. practice. I didn’t see quarterbacks Tevin Washington or Synjyn Days, which leads me to suspect they got there even earlier.

We’ll have more after coach Paul Johnson speaks with media after practice ends around 5 p.m. (Practice is closed to media and the general public.)

The indoor facility in use for the first time. Photo courtesy of Georgia Tech.

The indoor facility in use for the first time. Photo courtesy of Georgia Tech.

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cluett peabody

August 3rd, 2011
4:36 pm

First steps towards the ACC Title.

Son of Tech

August 3rd, 2011
4:36 pm

GTVegas

August 3rd, 2011
4:36 pm

Surely I can’t be first.

Facility looks nice. Hope it shows on the field.

GTVegas

August 3rd, 2011
4:36 pm

Didn’t think so…

GIVE ME A BREAK

August 3rd, 2011
4:44 pm

Another dawg in trouble with the law. Here we go again. ” BRACE FOR IMPACT “

macrotech

August 3rd, 2011
4:46 pm

SO ready for the season to start….let’s DO THIS!!!

Harvey D. Pooka

August 3rd, 2011
4:55 pm

Practice makes, …. well, lets not set sights too high just yet, but but good practices and repitition will go a long way toward meeting / exceeding goals and having a successful season. (No prima donnas, no self-proclaimed super stars. TEAM goals and accomplishments will trickle down into individual awards and rewards.)

Lewis

August 3rd, 2011
4:55 pm

CPJ is gonna turn it around this year just like he did at Navy. If you love CFB like me, you should try this site out. I started my free trial after hearing about it on Barnhart & Durham and it is really awesome.

http://coachesbythenumbers.com/turnaround-masters/

Northside Dawg

August 3rd, 2011
4:57 pm

At least its not like last year, when we had one in trouble every week.

RICHT IS WRECKED

August 3rd, 2011
5:00 pm

Let’s see if PJ’s terrible recruits can manage to get over 7 wins this year.

http://coachesbythenumbers.com/the-paul-johnson-recruiting-myth/

Don’t know how Tech will ever compete.

Tokyo jacket

August 3rd, 2011
5:02 pm

Love the new facility!

vt blanks sheep

August 3rd, 2011
5:17 pm

maybe in this heat GT could invite some of the high school teams to practice in the new facility when the Jackets aren’t using it. It couldn’t hurt recruiting. GO JACKETS

DRad Fan 2

August 3rd, 2011
5:34 pm

Letting a HS team use the indoor facility is probably a big NCAA violation.

Paddy

August 3rd, 2011
5:45 pm

vt blanks sheep……..good idea. But just thinking about doing what you propose violates 16 NCAA rules. If you ever discuss it with any one you are up to 31 violations and $50,000 fine. I think your post just cost GT a scholarship for next season. Damn!!!

Shucks

August 3rd, 2011
5:48 pm

Georgia Tech is that mud.

Stinger 2

August 3rd, 2011
5:50 pm

Give Me A Break: A very inappropriate and unnecessary comment about the UGA player. He paid his fine and is not in trouble with the law. Was never arrested. Why don`t you find something nice to say about somebody?

aztec

August 3rd, 2011
6:35 pm

hey if all these players had gone to SDSU they wouldnt have to practice in this heat and indoors as it is alway around 70-75 degrees.

Saban

August 3rd, 2011
6:37 pm

I heard that Clarke County Correctional has built an indoor training facility for the Dawgs. Should be first class.

Betty Childs

August 3rd, 2011
7:03 pm

Take it from a former tech fan…this team is gonna suck. Go dawgs!

Samrty

August 3rd, 2011
7:05 pm

So cpj and gailey recruited about the same. Then it’s settled that cpj’s high school offense just won’t work for major football.

I think you’re out of excuses cpj, you stupid.

JB

August 3rd, 2011
7:09 pm

What kind of fish did they serve?

GSUStud

August 3rd, 2011
7:12 pm

When you think of sports and especially football, you just don’t think of Georgia Tech.

original ole yeller

August 3rd, 2011
7:16 pm

Hey Samrty seems the high school offense runs up and down the field enough to lead the nation in rushing yards. Don’t know where you are from but if it’s inside the state, chances are you guys have not stopped it yet.

dogz

August 3rd, 2011
7:17 pm

From a lomg time dog fan, good luck GT, hope you guys have a great year except for the last game.

original ole yeller

August 3rd, 2011
7:17 pm

GSU stud you guys are still in the crawling stage, don’t start smack with a team who would beat you by 50 points.

Ramblin Man

August 3rd, 2011
7:17 pm

My IQ dropped ten points just for wasting my time and reading some of these comments.

original ole yeller

August 3rd, 2011
7:20 pm

Ramblin Man I agree.

Delbert D.

August 3rd, 2011
7:23 pm

Betty Childs

August 3rd, 2011
7:25 pm

yelllow blowfish

Sting'em!

August 3rd, 2011
7:26 pm

F**k UGA….their players…..their coaches…..especially their fans……..& their mommas, too!

Supersize that order, mutt

August 3rd, 2011
7:27 pm

If any so-called “former” Tech fan switched allegiance to the mutts, then he/she was obviously not much of a Tech fan to begin with.

Betty Childs

August 3rd, 2011
7:29 pm

its called an ephiphany, supersize.

yellow britches

August 3rd, 2011
7:31 pm

Low brows wrote in today.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 3rd, 2011
7:41 pm

Sorry, Betty, I call it treason. You could never have been a Tech fan and even consider pulling for, much less changing your allegiance to, the mutts.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 3rd, 2011
7:41 pm

Hell, not just treason, pure stupidity.

RamboDog

August 3rd, 2011
8:05 pm

original ole yeller
August 3rd, 2011
7:17 pm

Don’t need to stop it, just SCORE more POINTS….which we almost ALWAYS do !!!!
9 out of 10….
Statistics are what you quote after you lose games, idiot.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 3rd, 2011
8:07 pm

RamboDog, yeah, we know. We remember all the stats you mutts posted after the 2008 game.

RamboDog

August 3rd, 2011
8:10 pm

Supersize that order, mutt
August 3rd, 2011
8:07 pm

Not me, if we lose…I just accept that we lose about 4 games out of every 20 or so, must be tough being a Tech fan! Last year made me appreciate how it must feel for ya’ll…

reebok

August 3rd, 2011
8:12 pm

too much venom and nastiness here…it’s a game p[layed by teenagers, guys…enjoy the spectacle and lighten up. Thx for the classy comment, Dogz.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 3rd, 2011
8:15 pm

RamboDog, get used to it, since it’s probably going to happen again this year. The “dream team” won’t have much effect for at least one more year.

RamboDog

August 3rd, 2011
8:21 pm

Supersize that order, mutt
August 3rd, 2011
8:15 pm

That’s funny, I don’t care who you are!! Here’s a little lesson… Better players = WIN most of the time in football.

Question, I heard Reggie Ball was the engineer on a new building in Atlanta and forgot the 4th floor…so the NCAA said he would need to repeat his Senior year…is that true?? :)

Supersize that order, mutt

August 3rd, 2011
8:26 pm

RamboDog, that’s assuming he ever actually had a senior year to repeat. LOL

Supersize that order, mutt

August 3rd, 2011
8:31 pm

Rambo, was Patrick Nix his boss on building that building? He couldn’t count to 4 either. LOL

wes

August 3rd, 2011
8:32 pm

That is a BOSS pratice facility!

original ole yeller

August 3rd, 2011
8:35 pm

Rambo the last I heard it was 1 out of 3 for this offense. This year it could 2 out of four. In case you need coaching in arithmetic that’s 50%. By the way in case you cannot add, we are talking about the so called high school offense you spoke of for the last 4 years, not records from 10 years ago. You are correct in one thing stats do not always win football games, but sooner or later if you cannot stop an offense you will loose. Lady luck will equal out.

RamboDog

August 3rd, 2011
8:45 pm

Supersize that order, mutt
August 3rd, 2011
8:31 pm

Hey, your’e right!! He probably didn’t have a Sr year…I know Joe Hamilton didn’t, because 4 classes just won’t make you a Sr anywhere..:)

RamboDog

August 3rd, 2011
8:49 pm

original ole yeller
August 3rd, 2011
8:35 pm

Oh, I can count…have had plenty of practice making deposits from my Tech buddies that are dumb enough to bet on the game, which is MOST of them. Odds for this year are 3 to 1 UGA, and will be better after we get into mid November…ok, we will just count Paul Johnson games…so it will be 3 out of 4, so that;s ,uhhhhhhhh 75% I believe!

GSUStud

August 3rd, 2011
8:52 pm

Hey old yeller, go back to school. It’s “lose”, not “loose”. geez

can you sew this shirt were my pocket protecter ripped it?

August 3rd, 2011
8:55 pm

original ole yeller

August 3rd, 2011
8:57 pm

Its not wise to count wins before its over. That’s why the game is played. Forecast, is that you sorry a?? defense will fall short again, not only in the final game of the season but also the first two. If Johnson had the talent your coach had there would be no doubt of a national championship. You guys are underachievers. You guys will struggle again all year because of poor coaching and lack of discipline. What’s a Rambo dog anyway?