Lyons, Greene doubtful for Georgia Tech

Greetings

Got a few bits of information from practice Wednesday.

1. B-back Preston Lyons and wide receiver Jeff Greene are doubtful for Saturday’s game. Coach Paul Johnson did not specify what the injuries were. That means, in all likelihood, that Charles Perkins moves up to No. 2 and either Daniel McKayhan or Chris Jackson move up to No. 3. (That’s my second mention of Chris Jackson today.)

2. Guard J.C. Lanier and A-back Marcus Wright have been practicing this week and are available to play. It doesn’t, of course, mean that they will. If Lanier plays, it’d be his first snaps on offense after coming to Tech as a defensive lineman.

3. Johnson answer to a question about if he ever would flip an offensive lineman from one side to the other to match up against a “real stud” defensive lineman:

“Which real stud do we got that we’d want to put on him?”

(The eventual answer was no.)

4. Interesting comment from UNC coach Everett Withers on the ACC teleconference about Johnson’s playcalling talent:

“I really believe Coach Johnson does a great job with formations early in the game to see how you’re going to play his option and how you’re going to play his run game and how you’re going to roll the secondary and how you’re going to fit the coverages. From there, what I think he does is one of the best jobs in college football of adjusting and giving you different formations to combat what you tried to stop on the other side.

“I think he does as good a job of that. He’s got great eyes upstairs. We’ve learned that his eyes upstairs are just as important as what he calls on the field. We really have a lot of respect for how they adjust during the ballgame. We always think about the next adjustment on our side.”

That’s it. I’ll post the notes later.

74 comments Add your comment

Ramble

September 21st, 2011
7:17 pm

19

September 21st, 2011
7:31 pm

I really like this coach. I really like this team! BTW: the good word is “THWG!” and don’t you forget! Go Jacket!!

yellow britches

September 21st, 2011
7:37 pm

FIRST!! HELL YES!!! FINALLY I AM FIRST !!!

yellow britches

September 21st, 2011
7:38 pm

Solyndra

September 21st, 2011
7:44 pm

GT

September 21st, 2011
8:07 pm

I am telling you this UNC team already scarse me… We have a smart head coach we are playing against in UNC…
I am tellling you if I have not mentioned it before, Our defense will make or break us…piont blank… We need to play ALOT better on the defensive front….the weekest spot on this team!!!

fuzzybee78

September 21st, 2011
8:18 pm

I bet CPJ is really good at chess!

Luke

September 21st, 2011
8:21 pm

@GT,

This game is actually in Atlanta, if you weren’t aware. I dunno. I feel like a fan would know that. Maybe you didn’t look at the schedule…

give me a break

September 21st, 2011
8:40 pm

gt is really a dawg. who else spells like that….scarse , piont … weekest.

come on now. even reggie balls spells better than that. i would guess that reggie could out spell and uga fan or graduate for that matter.

piss off gtdawg

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
8:43 pm

19
What is the Good Word?
THWG!
How ’bout them Dawgs?
PI$$ on them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

macrotech

September 21st, 2011
8:46 pm

SO looking forward to seeing this offense against UNC’s defense….they are a stout group! I believe that we are operating at a high level of efficiency on offense and our defense isn’t far behind! GO TECH!!!

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
8:49 pm

UNC in the ATL is better than them or UVa at there place. Tech plays both much better on the flats.

PerimeterCenterJacket

September 21st, 2011
8:53 pm

One thing’s for sure: this is going to be a collision between unstoppable force versus immovable object, and something will have to give. Blood. Bones. The space-time continuum. We’ll get to watch it unfold on Grant Field Saturday at High Noon!

Man, this week is going to be nuts thinking about all the ways this could go down!

19

September 21st, 2011
8:58 pm

THWG! THWG! THWG! “How ’bout them small, slow and dimwit canines!” “Pi$$ on THEM!” Go Engineers!!!!

fuzzybee78

September 21st, 2011
9:02 pm

Ive noticed this year we there are very few stupid “procedure” penalties that against a good defense like UNC will kill a drive. I think we had a ton of that a Kansas last year and all season.

The emphsis on “ball security” is paying off but— better defenses will be trying to strip it out more.

I know one game at a time but—————-Today the only team that I believe can stay with us is Clemmy. What they did to Auburn was impressive. but we get um at holme.

VT is big D and little”o”– not impressive.

Hopefully we get to see FSU.

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
9:04 pm

I think I saw Bobo’s Camel Toe during the first 2 games of the dawgs season.
Funny! Gailey at Buffalo has gone for it on 4th down more in the last 2 years than his whole career. I guess Gailey getting all the Tech guys he recruited back on the Bills after their time with JOHNSON Gailey is getting BALLZ.

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
9:07 pm

fuzzy
DABO is the ACC version of Bobo just as a head coach. DABO ain’t going to win enough to get him off the hot seat with Clem & Son

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
9:09 pm

Nobody FEARS DABO like nobody FEARS Bobo. Both have talent that can make a great play, but over time the coaching brain trust at both UGA and Clem & Son will let them down against equal competition.

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
9:10 pm

Do the BRAVES just want to rollover and DIE or what?

Ken Sugiura

September 21st, 2011
9:19 pm

Sorry, Yellow Britches. So close.
Congrats,Ramble. new post about to go up

fuzzybee78

September 21st, 2011
9:24 pm

5150 I hope your right. The Watkins kid may make up for what DABO lacks, cant teach speed.

Chuck Allison

September 21st, 2011
9:25 pm

Yellow Britches, there are things in life much more worthy of your effort and passion than being “first” on a silly blog like this. It is more important what you say than in what order you say it.

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
9:34 pm

UGA is having some O-Line trouble for the Ole Miss game……….Check Chip Towers latest post. The Vegas betting line is moving down fast.

GT Rich

September 21st, 2011
9:38 pm

Isnt Withers the genius who ran the UNC defense last year that lost to Tech? Why does anyone think they’ll do any better this year against a Tech team which is more efficient? Tech rolls in the second half…

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
9:40 pm

SimplePup
September 21st, 2011
9:23 pm

O.Smith would be on scout team at UGA!!!
WestOfAthens
September 21st, 2011
9:32 pm

It has probably already been spoken…

Who has Tech played that is relevant? Court is dismissed, we will convene when relevance is present for argument. Sheesh

The Trolls came out on the OTHER TECH blog. I guess they forgot they are 7-9 and Murray still has not beat a team worth mentioning other then TECH.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
10:16 pm

I still want to know whom Boise State and USC have played that is relevant.

RamboDog

September 21st, 2011
10:17 pm

5150 UOAD, we don’t count Murray beating Tech, either. Tech isn’t relevant to anyone but the few real Tech fans that are on this blog….. the students quit coming as soon as you lose a couple of games.

See you in November, looks like we will beat the “possible” ACC Champion again, like 2009…that will give us 2 of those. Maybe we need to move over to the ACC ??

RamboDog

September 21st, 2011
10:19 pm

Supersize, save me a seat in section 225 in November…I’ll bring you a towel to cry into.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
10:22 pm

no mutts allowed in Section 225

RamboDog

September 21st, 2011
10:24 pm

I’ll just sit in one of the suites, then. Does Bobby Dodd have indoor toilets? I heard they put them in 2 years ago…

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
10:26 pm

MUTTS are allowed in 223 I love the banter and watching your wife/sister’s ass grow bigger right before my eyes. She was SO HOT 30 years ago and so was UGA.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
10:26 pm

Rambo, you can kid all you want to about BDS, but I have been to Athens, and as beautiful as that stadium is (OK, I admit it), from the point of view of convenience (concourse width, entrances, restrooms, concessions, etc), frankly, I thought it sucked.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
10:27 pm

WHOA, 5150 !!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re on a roll, man. I LOVE it. lol

RamboDog

September 21st, 2011
10:30 pm

Several years ago Tech was having a terrible time selling tickets. They asked several of their engineers to study ways to correct this. It was determined that all the old farts (I meant fans) were dying off and there were no new fans to be found, so they decided to remove thousands of seats , making the stadium smaller…and thereby creating the illusion of improved attendance . Problem solved!!!!

Sad, only Div 1 school to REDUCE seating, oh well “GOOOOOOO TECH!!!!”

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
10:31 pm

UGA fans are so Racists…………..They complain about all the Asian and Middle Eastern women at TECH, but they have no problem with all their white girls dating African American athletes. Exactly how does that work in your eyes MUTTS? The ACC sucks but you want to Steal away some ACC schools. Again how does that work in your minds?

Sorry I have had a few JACKs on the rocks.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
10:34 pm

Rambo, most of those seats were in the horseshoe of the south stands, and they were probably the worst seats in any stadium in America. Since that was done, however, the north stands have been torn down too and replaced with a double-decker. The stadium still does not have the capacity it had in the 70s, but it’s not much less. It might surprise you to know that until the 80s, BDS held more than Sanford

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
10:37 pm

5150, it’s even more hypocritical than you may realize that the mutts lambast Tech for its foreign students. The ajc reported the latest class statistics 2 or 3 weeks ago, and the percentage of foreign students entering UGA is higher than that entering Tech. So I guess we should be picking on them for all their Asian students, except for the fact that I am not xenophobic like most of the mutts are.

1980 was so long ago

September 21st, 2011
10:38 pm

I guess if Bobby Dodd held more than 55,000, GT would be ranked higher than #25.

Oops. I forgot, you get ranked in the AP on won/loss record, not size of stadium.

RamboDog

September 21st, 2011
10:39 pm

5150 UOAD, sorry to hear about your drinking problems. Hope the AA meetings are going well for you. Hang with it, I understand how losing so many games to UGA last few years could cause this…Florida could have done that to me, but I am too strong and of course not a drunk, either!

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
10:40 pm

But you’re still an ass. lol

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
10:42 pm

Truth is Bobby Dodd seats 48K. Americans have fat butts. Tech either needs to renumber the aisles or force fat butts to buy 2 seats.

Rambo
Have you really seen Tech co-eds? I love the UGA women. i would never marry one. UGA grad females have done as much business in their time at UGA as the GA 400 toll booth does at rush hour. Hotdog meet Hallway. I don’t like to strap a 12′ board to my butt to keep from falling in my wife during sex.

1980 was so long ago

September 21st, 2011
10:46 pm

“”The largest crowd to see a game in the current configuration was at the 2006 season opener, when Tech hosted second-ranked Notre Dame before a crowd of 56,680.”"

“”Perhaps the biggest and most expansive renovation to Bobby Dodd Stadium came prior to the 2003 season. Georgia Tech decided to renovate and expand the stadium to seat 55,000″”

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
10:53 pm

So the Kardashian chicks are UGLY? Camron Diaz is Ugly? Nicloe brown was UGLY? Dude go back and try again.
You are talking about white chicks with poor black men. Those chicks can be Chaz Bono, Rosie O’Donnall, or take what they can get. Like an Odell Thurmon.

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
10:55 pm

RAMBO
YES I DID the freshman 15 at UGA is more like the freshman 35. The best part is LEEBURN the LIQUOR GOD keeps the drinks flowing in Athens and the underage girls drunk.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
10:55 pm

Guys, I really think that’s enough racist crap

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
11:15 pm

SUPER I was not. I was asking how the Dawg fans justify their views. My Sisters are Adopted Koreans.

RamboDog

September 21st, 2011
11:26 pm

5150 UOAD..so your dad liked the Asian girls, huh? And you did underage girls, too? Real classy there dude…and I am sure your tired looking old lady is a slut because that’s what you liked.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 21st, 2011
11:27 pm

5150, it’s obvious that Rambo is the racist and xenophobe.

5150 UOAD

September 21st, 2011
11:32 pm

RAMBO
What part of ADOPTED did you not understand?
Nice try and you look the fool.

RamboDog

September 21st, 2011
11:36 pm

I understood adopted, made it “legal” for him. I’m going to sign off now…you are probably drunk and Supersize has a play date I’m sure.