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.