Tech’s Jones to play, after all

A day after being listed as doubtful, Roddy Jones was back in the lineup Tuesday.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said that the senior A-back will play in the Yellow Jackets’ season opener Thursday night against Western Carolina.

Johnson was speaking on his radio show Tuesday night from its new location at the Hudson Grille in Midtown. Monday, Johnson listed Jones as doubtful, saying he was “dinged up.”

Jones, who has been selected as one of three captains by coaches for Thursday’s game, has missed only one game in his career and started all of the other 39.

Johnson also said on the show, broadcast on 790 the Zone, that he knows “what’s in my mind right now” regarding the possibility of playing true freshman quarterback Vad Lee, but that it could change. Lee is third on the depth chart behind starter Tevin Washington and backup Synjyn Days, both of whom will play Thursday.

“Vad is way ahead of where we thought he would be, and I think he’s a talented young man, and we’ll see,” Johnson said.

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By Ken Sugiura, AJC

56 comments Add your comment

Anon

August 30th, 2011
8:34 pm

David

August 30th, 2011
8:34 pm

Anon

August 30th, 2011
8:35 pm

Glad to see Roddy in there. Need his blocking on the edge.

David

August 30th, 2011
8:35 pm

Anon

August 30th, 2011
8:36 pm

Sorry David. Read the blog first and still got in.

Steve

August 30th, 2011
8:43 pm

Tech still has a football team?????? I thought they were replaced by a high school team to play in the often half empty high school stadium.

Steve

August 30th, 2011
8:44 pm

And look at the two nerds Anon and David arguing about who is “first.” Wow what a bunch of losers!

Anon

August 30th, 2011
8:44 pm

I don’t look to see Lee play this year unless we have an injury or our QB’s can’t get the offense going because of misreads or turnovers. I’d like to see us not have to use him.

Anon

August 30th, 2011
8:46 pm

Hey Steve, you post in the top three on a Tech blog. Talk about a loser.

Tech Fan Since 1950

August 30th, 2011
8:46 pm

Time for some real football in Atlanta, Georgia Tech style. Nothing like being at Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field at night under the bright lights with the view of the Atlanta skyline. That’s a brand you can’t beat.

Trey

August 30th, 2011
8:47 pm

What an idiot steve. Your team must really suck if you have to troll this page to make yourself feel better.

StingerSplash

August 30th, 2011
8:47 pm

Damn. If the AJC guy can hear the radio show a day before it airs live, wow. Because I thought it was only Tuesday night. Silly me.

IhaveSEXwithSTEVE'sMOM

August 30th, 2011
8:49 pm

God knows I’m not first, or even the first 1000 dudes to screw Steve’s Mom!! I think The majority of the half empty stadium has hit that skank!! Your the loser mutt!

Anon

August 30th, 2011
8:50 pm

Good catch Stinger.

Steve

August 30th, 2011
8:50 pm

“Tech Fan Since 1950″ that was a joke right??? What is fun about being in a stadium that is half empty? You losers will have MAYBE 30,000 there. Pathetic! Georgia State will have more at their opener, ha.

Trey

August 30th, 2011
8:53 pm

Does it make you feel good to do this Steve???? Cause to everyone else it just makes you look like an idiot.

Anon

August 30th, 2011
8:56 pm

The blog is basically about Roddy Jones playing Thursday. He has been a credit to Tech and I’m glad for him. I’m sure Steve remembers him well. Good luck Roddy and have a great senior year.

Steve

August 30th, 2011
8:57 pm

No it’s just entertaining to see two losers to argue over being “first” on a blog. Pretty sad. Even more funny to see posts like what “Tech Fan Since 1950″ said. Looks like another season of jealous Tech dorks. By some miracle if the nerds go to a blow this year, here is an idea, TRY TO WIN the bowl game for a change. Losers! Later!

Anon

August 30th, 2011
8:59 pm

Hey Steve ,no arguing going on, if you were intelligent at all, you would see that we both just happened to post at the same time. Come back soon, I like conversing with idiots. It improves my tolerance for stupidity.

NiquePhotog

August 30th, 2011
9:00 pm

4 things:

1) Did everyone see Miami’s “punishment”? (http://www.ajc.com/sports/ncaa-8-miami-players-1151665.html) I declare BS on the NCAA.

2) Let’s have a poll of what people would prefer:
a) A stadium that is rarely ever full
b) A stadium half-full of drunk people puking and stumbling up and down the stairs trying to find their seat.

90,000 fans only matters if they’re actually conscious to make noise. Quietest SEC stadium, excluding Vandy.

3) Apparently ~10% of our tickets sales come from people unassociated to the GT. Who else would be interested in similar data coming from the cesspool?

4) See you all Thursday at BDS! Just got my Field Pass! Awwww yeahhhhhh.

WONDERING

August 30th, 2011
9:00 pm

Is Steve a real person, or a zombie that is programed by a computer science major that defected from GT? Just WONDERING

Steve's Mom

August 30th, 2011
9:01 pm

Steve, where are you? It’s way past your bed time and you need to take a shower. I know that your 27, but when you live in my trailer, it’s my way or the highway.

mp

August 30th, 2011
9:02 pm

so much for trying to clean up the tech blogs of trolls. :(

jack ey

August 30th, 2011
9:02 pm

I also heard the radio show a day before it airs, lol

Ken Sugiura

August 30th, 2011
9:07 pm

thanks for the catch. will fix.

Steve's Mom

August 30th, 2011
9:08 pm

Steve, you boss called and said you screwed the fries again. How are you ever going to make it to the drive up window like your step daddy?

WONDERING

August 30th, 2011
9:13 pm

NIQUE PHOTOG, I have a question. Miami players are to repay what they received as gifts. What about the guy that got sex? That is going to be a trick. Just WONDERING.

cewbee

August 30th, 2011
9:13 pm

Steve – your posts say it all…. In a battle of wits, you would have to re-load…

Anon

August 30th, 2011
9:19 pm

Meanwhile, looking forward to the start of college football. All the predictions mean nothing. Just take care of business on the field.
And Nique Photog- didn’t surprise me about Miami, was surprised by all the “death penalty” talk by some at the AJC.

NiquePhotog

August 30th, 2011
9:20 pm

WONDERING,

Haha, a very good point you bring up! Not sure of a solution to that.

I have no idea how all the players will have the money to repay the benefits, so I’m sure that will stem another NCAA investigation as to how they got the money. NCAA is a joke.

jack ey

August 30th, 2011
9:48 pm

Enter your comments here

Ryan

August 30th, 2011
9:55 pm

Apparently steve can’t read because there was no argument of who was “first”. David wrote “first”, then after realizing he wasn’t, he wrote nope. Idiot retard steve couldn’t even decipher this. That is what a uga education gets you.

Ramblin Man

August 30th, 2011
9:57 pm

Glad to hear this as I think Roddy is needed on the field for his play making ability and leadership. Lot of teasing when it comes to Vad. Will be interesting if he plays. Remember CPJ is trying to get Fuller on board for next year and I am sure he wants Vad to have some game experience for the future.

jack ey

August 30th, 2011
9:57 pm

those who want to email the NCAA president Mark Emmert, here is his email address:

memmert@ncaa.org

JA

August 30th, 2011
9:57 pm

Miami’s last player to return of course gets reinstated for the game against us.

Nathan

August 30th, 2011
9:59 pm

Hopefully Jones is getting a head start on flipping burgers since we all know that is what he will be doing in a year’s time.

jack ey

August 30th, 2011
10:01 pm

jost nesbitt made the 80 roster cut

jack ey

August 30th, 2011
10:02 pm

sorry , Josh Nesbitt made the 80 man roster but, Brad Jefferson did not

Ramblin Man

August 30th, 2011
10:18 pm

jack ey,
Thanks for the email address. Not sure if I will waste my time. The NCAA has proven over and over that they are a joke and only care about the money they make off these kids and institutions with no checks and balance system at all. I just cannot understand how they can say the U is cooperating and lay that as a reason for these light bans. Of course they are cooperating now while there is damning evidence against them, but this has been ongoing for eight years with the schools knowledge. This is a slap in the face to UGA (for AJ Green), GT (for Thomas Gate), and you could even through in Ohio for that matter with five games across the board. How do you get off lighter accepting gifts than selling your own stuff? The best part is NO news agency has questioned it at all. Is ESPN working for the NCAA or something, seems like last week they were talking death penalty and tonight Kirby just read off the NCAA prepared statement. What a joke.

GT GRAD

August 30th, 2011
10:24 pm

Great news about Roddy Jones……..I am very impressed with Roddy as a player and as a person!

I still say Vad Lee should redshirt if at all possible.

Mountain Dawg

August 30th, 2011
10:51 pm

NiquePhotog

August 30th, 2011
11:13 pm

As a mutt fan, you should know all about overplaying any and all news concerning your “Annual Pre-season National Champions”.

sports

August 30th, 2011
11:26 pm

who cares? By the way, where da drugs?

ToeMeetsLeather

August 31st, 2011
12:15 am

Glad to see Jones is ready to go. He has worked his “can” off on the field and in the classroom. Pretty sure he has his degree already(correct me if I am wrong Ken). We need his senior leadership this year. Good luck Roddy! By the way, you have my approval to put Nathan “out in the street” when you take over as his manager.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 31st, 2011
12:17 am

Toe, yes, Roddy is now in graduate school working on, I assume, his MBA

Steve's Sister

August 31st, 2011
7:49 am

Steve come back to bed baby, and bring some cigarettes!

GT Alum

August 31st, 2011
8:14 am

I don’t see how we can keep Vad off the field this year. Seems to me, he is the playmaker of all three candidates. I think fans have been mocking CPJ b/c they think Vad’s arm will be wasted. But truth be told, if Vad’s arm could win us a national championship, CPJ would “wear it out!”

Vad Lee Highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q2k95TtTdk&feature=related

Felix

August 31st, 2011
8:14 am

It never gets old watching the nerds desperate to hold on to anything. A school that has been involved in two of the biggest academic scandals in history, involving both athletes and regular students alike, it is no mystery how Jones was “accepted” into an MBA program.

After he realizes he is not cut out for the pros he will then try to get a legitimate job, only to discover there will no longer be corrupt Tech officials there to answer questions for him and he will be stuck washing my car and bagging my groceries for me in typical Tech fashion.

Aubrey

August 31st, 2011
8:17 am

And yes, nothing like running for your life on the most unsafe college campus in the united states. Good call Tech fan since 1950.

Maybe you can start a fund to help pay back all the stolen belongings that have been ripped off Tech students that have been walking to and from class over the years? Can you be the first Tech fan to actually put your money where your mouth is??????

GT Alum

August 31st, 2011
8:20 am

Felix: I don’t know about your assessment. Roddy seems to be one of the most admirable kids on the team. I think he’s playing b/c he loves the game and GT.

Roddy Interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48FKr59aFpo