Georgia Tech live blog, Attaochu update

Greetings-

A few notes, and we’ll open it up.

Jeremiah Attaochu and Daniel Drummond, as well as Brandon Watts, are not dressed for warmups, so count on them not playing.

Some things I’ll be watching for:

- Tech’s run defense. Can the line hold the point?

- If Tech gets out to a big lead, can the Jackets keep their foot on the gas?

- How do Malcolm Munroe and Quayshawn Nealy do with their playing time?

- Can special teams, particularly the kickoff return team, perform better?

- How does Shaquille Mason do with the playing time he gets?

- Can kickoff specialist David Scully improve off a solid performance last week?

- How are B-back snaps split up?

That’s about all I have for now. Thanks for joining.

460 comments Add your comment

Skidmark

October 8th, 2011
11:44 am

1st?……….Go Jackets

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
11:46 am

Almost time for toe meets leather!

GO JACKETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joey

October 8th, 2011
11:46 am

if gt plays to their ability we win 49-10

Paul in NH (formerly RDU)

October 8th, 2011
11:50 am

GT needs to sustain long drives to keep O’Brien off the field. I expect the backup LBs to play well but Attaochu is a playmaker and will be missed. I just want a win – style points and covering the spread are for voters and the media.

Savannah Fan

October 8th, 2011
11:55 am

Keep it going -Go Jackets

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
11:55 am

I just don’t see Maryland stopping this offense unless the offense puts the ball on the ground. It would be nice to see the defense play a full, solid game. Nealy has played well in his limited time, I expect Burnett to have a big game and keep Nealy in position to make plays.

duece coupe

October 8th, 2011
12:02 pm

Brent

October 8th, 2011
12:02 pm

OMG, the student section is 80% empty. WTF is going on this year?

Ted M

October 8th, 2011
12:04 pm

Tevin needs to bounce back and hit his wide open receivers.

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:09 pm

Tevin’s looking good on his reads!

dude

October 8th, 2011
12:09 pm

what channel is it on?

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:10 pm

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:11 pm

Technophobia

October 8th, 2011
12:12 pm

Auburn Jacket

October 8th, 2011
12:13 pm

6 out of 6 first drive scores. Great to see Tyler Melton get a catch right away.

Go Jackets!!

Auburn Jacket

October 8th, 2011
12:14 pm

Where has that been all year??

Geat Kick!

Technophobia

October 8th, 2011
12:16 pm

Those Maryland uniforms sure are fancy.

J.J.M.

October 8th, 2011
12:24 pm

tech needs to recruit some d line

Paul in NH (formerly RDU)

October 8th, 2011
12:28 pm

I’ll trade TDs for FGs but Tech’s DL is getting blown off the ball

Buzz Aldrin

October 8th, 2011
12:29 pm

It is sad that the #13 team in the country can’t get a blog from a featured columnist. Guarantee that Schultz or Bradley will run one for the UGA(sic) game.

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:30 pm

Loving what I’m seeing from T.Washington!

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:31 pm

@Buzz, I would rather have Ken doing the blog than the other two :-)

joey

October 8th, 2011
12:31 pm

Technophobia

October 8th, 2011
12:33 pm

Like what I’m seeing from Hill so far.

J.J.M.

October 8th, 2011
12:34 pm

gotta catch that…

Technophobia

October 8th, 2011
12:34 pm

sorry, I jinxed him

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:35 pm

@Technophobia, I was just thinking that ;-)

J.J.M.

October 8th, 2011
12:39 pm

man can anybody catch on this team

Steve

October 8th, 2011
12:41 pm

I can’t wait to see what happens when Yech plays real teams. So funny how oblivious Tech fans are. The nerds will end up 8-4 and will then lose their annual bowl game. 6 years in a row!!!!

Auburn Jacket

October 8th, 2011
12:42 pm

THAT’S BETTER!!

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:42 pm

Nice play by the freshman Menocal!

Auburn Jacket

October 8th, 2011
12:42 pm

Steve, get back to the drive through window…

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:42 pm

ah we knew the trolls would show up sooner or later

Ken Sugiura

October 8th, 2011
12:43 pm

tech using a lot of different players defensively, including menocal.

GT/Fl football fan

October 8th, 2011
12:44 pm

Steve you you would be 4 and 1 with our schedule, you wouldn’t have beaten UNC, especially with that depleted line of yours.

Buzz Aldrin

October 8th, 2011
12:44 pm

Great blitz call right there. Good stand for the defense. Hopefully the offense will gel (read:catch) on this drive and we can start putting them in the rearview mirror.

Steve

October 8th, 2011
12:45 pm

“Auburn Jacket” good one! Yes, because I went to UGA, I work at Wendy’s. Very smart of you! “Ol’JacetFan”, troll? Good one. Why are you two losers not at the game? I see plenty of empty seats in the high school stadium. Pathetic. Worried about the violence?

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:45 pm

Nice return, yet another freshman

Steve

October 8th, 2011
12:45 pm

GT/FL Football fan, Tech would be 2-3 with UGA’s schedule.

J.J.M.

October 8th, 2011
12:45 pm

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:46 pm

Steve, recuperating from back surgery and about 240 miles north of Atlanta, I’d had my season tickets for over 30 years, troll.

GT/Fl football fan

October 8th, 2011
12:47 pm

steve you would be 4 and 1 with our schedule, and you guys would have lost to UNC, with that depleted offensive line.

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:47 pm

Steve, just crawl back under your rock

Brent

October 8th, 2011
12:48 pm

Steve, the only team on U(sic)GA’s schedule GT would have lost to this year is Boise State. There’s nobody else of quality there.

Steve

October 8th, 2011
12:48 pm

Yech’s remaining schedule:

Maryland – Win
at Virginia – Win
at Miami – Loss
Clemson – Loss
VA Tech – Loss
at Duke – Win
UGA – LOSS (as usual)

Are you little nerds going to still be excited after ending the season losing 4 of 5?

duece coupe

October 8th, 2011
12:49 pm

Keep the Foot on the Gas

J.J.M.

October 8th, 2011
12:49 pm

Ol'JacketFan

October 8th, 2011
12:49 pm

Nice, Orwin Smith!!!!!!!

Steve

October 8th, 2011
12:49 pm

Really Brent? SC was a top 10 team before last week. MSU was ranked to start the season. Florida was a top 15 team before losing their QB. Auburn is a top 20 team. I would mention Tech but we are used to that annual win.

GT/Fl football fan

October 8th, 2011
12:50 pm

Steve are you still going to book your tickets after losses to Tennessee, and Florida?