Finch still out; Jackson could return Thursday

Greetings-

A couple notes for you.

1. Neither center Jay Finch (lower leg) nor guard Will Jackson (neck) practiced again Wednesday. Jackson is expected to return Thursday. Coach Paul Johnson told reporters after Wednesday’s practice that Finch will have to return to practice by early next week in order to play in next Thursday’s game against Virginia Tech.

“We think he’s got a chance,” Johnson said of Finch. “He gets better every day, so we’ll see.”

2. Players will be released after Friday’s morning practice, which will start at 6 a.m, and won’t have to report back until Sunday evening. The team will have practices Monday and Tuesday.

“A lot of guys haven’t been home for 13 weeks,” Johnson said. “Some of them want to go home to see their high schools play. They need to get away a little bit.”

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Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

331 comments Add your comment

Bob Smash

November 3rd, 2011
9:25 am

Georgia Tech > Tebow

c king

November 3rd, 2011
9:28 am

UGA sociopaths who have too much time on their hands > Tebow

Supersize that order, mutt

November 3rd, 2011
9:29 am

Ken, I thought you were going to be away for a couple of days

Supersize that order, mutt

November 3rd, 2011
9:30 am

If I had to report for a 6AM practice, I think the first place I would want to go would be back to bed. LOL

c king

November 3rd, 2011
9:30 am

5150 UOAD

November 3rd, 2011
9:31 am

Police Blotter………….just for you.
I guess Tech & UGA have more in common than the dawgs fans want to admit………….A homeless man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for robbing University of Georgia students, the Athens-Banner Herald reported Wednesday. Johnson got cash from three students by threatening or bullying them. While trying to steal a cellphone from his fourth target, he tackled and punched her, the report said.

He was a registered sex offender on probation when the robberies happened.

true dawg fan

November 3rd, 2011
9:32 am

SansWorld

November 3rd, 2011
9:55 am

Still not sure why crimes committed by non-students against students of either school is even a story.
I assume players are potential recruits can take can take care of themselves. If a student or fan chooses not to attend because of fear of being mugged, I think they are overly paranoid and don’t have a good understanding of the relatively low risk.

true dawg fan

November 3rd, 2011
9:56 am

Us dawgs fans like to make it a point cuz we are insecure in our manhood. We also loves to ride in the uppity box when we visit the city.

wes

November 3rd, 2011
10:00 am

@ “true dawg fan” …. If that happened at GT’s campus it would be on the FRONT PAGE of the ajc.

That’s what happens when you (GT) don’t have a Journalism Major available.

carolinajacket

November 3rd, 2011
10:01 am

This has been going on ever since the beginning — everywhere. I remember when a Tech running back, Joe Delaney, was jumped by a bunch of thugs from O’Keefe High and beaten pretty badly. And that was a long time ago.

macrotech

November 3rd, 2011
10:02 am

This team is in NEED of a break…hope they can get as refreshed/healed as possible! Can’t wait to take on those hokies!!! GO TECH!!!

carolinajacket

November 3rd, 2011
10:04 am

I think McRae did a good job against Clemson, but who is the backup, just in case?

ATLER (Ramblin Wreck)

November 3rd, 2011
10:14 am

I hope the Jackets get their well deserved rest this weekend. Can’t wait to play VPI Thursday night. Go Jackets!!!!

JM

November 3rd, 2011
10:19 am

Glad the players get a chance to head home for the weekend. Hope they have a great visit and travel safely. Stay smart and keep out of trouble!

blazer

November 3rd, 2011
10:24 am

i think Beno can play some center.

GTJason

November 3rd, 2011
10:40 am

21 year old homeless man…was he one of those ESPN 150 athletes they signed a few years back?

GT GRAD

November 3rd, 2011
11:00 am

The “crime” stories are an obvious attempt (by die-hard UGA fans and the UGA-biased AJC writers) to have a negative impact on GT recruiting efforts.

Anyone who thinks UGA did not know about the failed drug tests prior to the UGA vs. Florida game is either blind by bias or they are attempting to implement “damage control” (i.e. lying). If they did not know it prior to the game (1% chance)……I would imagine it is only because they timed the drug testing so that the test results could be opened prior to a patsy game. Either way it does not look good for UGA (a team that already has WAY too many issues in the area of player control or player personal behavior).

juvenal

November 3rd, 2011
11:06 am

so are they questionable or probable, or when is that announced?

GIVE ME A BREAK

November 3rd, 2011
11:09 am

We need all of you back, healthy and well rested. We’re proud of you guys. Please, don’t do anything stupid and get into trouble. All the attention is on that other school, so let’s leave it there. Get excited and fired up for VT. “KEEP ROLLING JACKETS “

Mark Richt

November 3rd, 2011
11:10 am

What? Us cheat? Never.

Even if we did I have my 2 hour session with8 lb 6 oz (or mystical badger JC if you prefer) Baby Hayseuss scheduled for later this week. He will forgive me for lying. Must win our division.

juvenal

November 3rd, 2011
11:21 am

blessed are the persecuted…

Delbert D.

November 3rd, 2011
11:22 am

Sometimes the perps are not local to the area where the crime occurs.

http://onlineathens.com/stories/100411/bre_894902441.shtml#comment322700

Mark Richt

November 3rd, 2011
11:27 am

GT Grad, and what are you talking about? Why would UGA fans want to negatively impact recruiting? I mean they only create websites like http://www.firepauljohnson.blogspot.com . It’s part of the new sociopath curriculum of classes being taught at the university. They’ve just added a new course: SPH (stalking people in their homes) 407: Harass 18 year old recruits until they ask you to stop.

What’s a little crime reporting compared to that?

Mark Richt

November 3rd, 2011
11:32 am

It looks like some Clemson fans audited some SPH courses at UGA because they applied lesson #1 from SPH235 (Game Outcome Behavior) —-> It’s alright to egg your starting QB’s house: http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/11/2/2533900/tajh-boyds-house-egged

TampaDawg

November 3rd, 2011
11:40 am

Wow, an blog-article about player injuries goes to being a blog about a homeless guy robbing UGA students, someone who knows obviously very little about drug screening, GT GRAD, casting judgment about it.

But first, the guy posting under the name Mark Richt needs a lesson in common decency and class. It’s obviously not something you are suited for.

But for GT Grad, let me start by saying I just left a 14 year career in the Army (Reserves) and at my rank, I have extensive training in the UPL program which is our drug screening, prevention and follow-up program. A test performed last week does not happen instantly. If it’s performed on Wednesday, for example, the test specimens are then sent out to an independent lab, which is kept secret and usually outside the city for security and confidentiality.

The tests themselves don’t take long to perform but the legal and medical processing itself takes a few days. From there, if there are any positive matches, more processing has to be done because any lab worth its salt is going to run the tests through typically two or more times following that to prevent false positive matches. Then steps are followed to ensure the delivery of the bad news is done in as secure a fashion as possible and that, too, takes time. Therefore, a test performed last week, even expedited, will take several days to finish and deliver the results.

tp jones

November 3rd, 2011
11:41 am

if i were tahj, i’d tell clemson fans to eff off and transfer.

TampaDawg

November 3rd, 2011
11:45 am

GT Grad, you’re obviously not familiar with the usual drug screening process. Maybe I can help. As a recently resigned (let the contract run out) 14 year veteran of the Army with training in the UPL program, which is our drug screening and prevention program, I know that getting tests sent out, processed, multiple retests done to rule out false positives, and having the results sent back to the requester can take several days even when expedited. It’s the nature of drug screening and no amount of wanting CMR to be guilty of a conspiracy will change that.

TampaDawg

November 3rd, 2011
11:49 am

I find a great deal of irony also in someone on here posting under the name ‘Mark Richt’ yet not having one shred of class in his posts. Not one ounce of character or maturity yet you use the name of someone that even fellow coaches throughout ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL know has an enormous amount of it. FYI, being a jealous hater doesn’t have it’s perks, its unbecoming, and it just goes to show the depths you will go for to make yourself feel better.

GT Dude

November 3rd, 2011
11:55 am

@carolinajacket,
Dude you are really showing your age, when I went to Tech in the 70s O’Keef was already closed and looked like it had been for years.

headley lamar

November 3rd, 2011
12:10 pm

If Crowell had failed a drug screen at Tech he wouldn’t have been suspended for even one game.

Sort of like Matt ” DUI ” Skole

Georgia has stricter rules and enforces them.

Its a shame not everyone does.

DRUG POLICY SUSPENSION LENGHTS

The minimum required number of games a student-athlete is suspended for each of the 68 automatic-qualifying BCS conference football programs, using next year’s conference affiliations, based on a (1) first-positive test for recreational drugs; (2) second-positive test; (3) third-positive test; (4) fourth-positive test and (5) fifth-positive test. Drug policies are obtained through public records requests or from the school’s official website.

ACC

Georgia Tech: (1) none; (2) 10 percent of games; (3) one year; (4) dismissal.

SEC

Georgia: (1) 10 percent of games; (2) 50 percent of games; (3) dismissal.

Funny how the fact that it wouldn’t have even been an issue at Tech wasn’t mentioned in any of the articles by Bradley or Schultz.

Double standard. You betcha.

juvenal

November 3rd, 2011
12:10 pm

Tampa, usually ignore them, but ethnic/creed posts, though beneath contempt, require rebuttal,& i second your remark-we must have a few “fans” that aren’t alums, but this one should bring down some other fanbase…….

headley lamar

November 3rd, 2011
12:15 pm

Crowell would not have been suspended at Tech.

He would have still been allowed to play.

DRUG POLICY SUSPENSION LENGHTS

The minimum required number of games a student-athlete is suspended for each of the 68 automatic-qualifying BCS conference football programs, using next year’s conference affiliations, based on a (1) first-positive test for recreational drugs; (2) second-positive test; (3) third-positive test; (4) fourth-positive test and (5) fifth-positive test. Drug policies are obtained through public records requests or from the school’s official website.

ACC

Georgia Tech: (1) none; (2) 10 percent of games; (3) one year; (4) dismissal.

SEC

Georgia: (1) 10 percent of games; (2) 50 percent of games; (3) dismissal.

Supersize that order, mutt

November 3rd, 2011
12:16 pm

GT Dude, O’Keefe looked like was closed when it was still open. It looks better now than it probably ever did when it was a HS. It closed in 1973.

headley lamar

November 3rd, 2011
12:17 pm

Some schools are tougher than others on this sort of thing.

See Reuben Houston.

TampaDawg

November 3rd, 2011
12:19 pm

juvenal, me and Supersize have beaten it to death that we all seem to have those fans who just flat embarrass us. Unfortunately, we all also have those fans who embarrass us on our OWN blogs. Sure, some of those are trolls posing as something they are not, but there are those few who just don’t get it. It’s very easy to sit back behind a computer and judge someone you ABSOLUTELY do not know. I am not above throwing out the “GT’s on probation” remark when the situation requires it but I also realize that the incident that caused it happened prior to CPJ coming in. I DON’T KNOW CPJ so who am I to judge him.

hey dawgs

November 3rd, 2011
12:20 pm

is there any truth to the rumor that those 3 georgia fans oops i mean residents that were arrested by the fbi for planning terrorist actions against the usa were dressed out in full uga gear?

wouldnt surprise me in the least.

paper reported that the trailers where they live are located in tocoa which is near athens.

imo anybody that would urinate and defecate in the classroom where they attend class would be stupid enough to want to bomb us cities.

maybe they are the guys supplying your team with the ganja too?

ya thinki?

lmao you dawgs slay me.

DS_CE91

November 3rd, 2011
12:20 pm

TampaDawg,

Maybe I am just in a bit of a crappy mood, but I have had enough of you coming on the Tech blogs and shaking your finger at us. We know we have some folks who post moronic things, and the one absolute truth is that these morons inhabit BOTH fan bases.

And please don’t start that bleating about Tech posters on the UGA blogs and how they are much worse than any trolls we deal with here. I’ve looked at the UGA blogs, and I ain’t buying that.

Supersize that order, mutt

November 3rd, 2011
12:22 pm

DS_CE91, lighten up on TampaDawg. He’s actually an ok guy….at least most of the time. LOL

TechLB

November 3rd, 2011
12:23 pm

TampaDawg, Agreed. Too bad we have so many posts like that, we could all do without them. But at Least the Mark Richt posts are not full of profane and vulgar language. You do read some of the Dawg fans postings on here right? Today has been tame but you’ve been here on other days when they’ve been much worse, under Bobby Dodd, Reggie Ball, etc. Maybe we can start with our own respective fans and see if we can get them to grow up or at least respect the game enough to discuss it as adults. And let’s not even bring up the website…My point being I would suggest you call out your fellow fans first before you act indignant about some sarcastic Tech fan posting.

GTGrad, I don’t think I would question Richt’s ethics. Other coaches actually reported the concern and that led to the tests and I don’t know if you can time the results that accurately.

Supersize that order, mutt

November 3rd, 2011
12:23 pm

Headley, some judge somewhere required Tech to play Reuben Houston. That was not a decision made by anybody at Tech.

uga journalist major

November 3rd, 2011
12:25 pm

actually the firepauljohnson was a class assignment. the top student got his web site activated.

headley lamar

November 3rd, 2011
12:26 pm

Headley, some judge somewhere required Tech to play Reuben Houston. That was not a decision made by anybody at Tech.

They required he be on the team. Not that he dress and play.

That decision was made by someone at Tech.

Bottom line when will Tech get its drug policy in line with a school that they claim they are morally superior to?

Or is it just easier to say Thug this and Thug that and ignore the truth wink wink.

Supersize that order, mutt

November 3rd, 2011
12:26 pm

Tampa, why don’t you as a true dawg fan tell Headley Lamar where he can stick it. He’s currently posting his usual line of drivel on 2 of the Tech blogs, and he’s probably posted something on the 3rd one by now

sheepdawg

November 3rd, 2011
12:27 pm

what’s more alarming to a recruit? criminals in the general population surrounding the school, or criminals for teammates?

Supersize that order, mutt

November 3rd, 2011
12:27 pm

yeah, headley, like you wouldn’t have played him too if your were a coach and he were on your team. Get real, little girl

TechLB

November 3rd, 2011
12:28 pm

DS-CE91 and Supersize – Nicely said, couldn’t agree more.

DS_CE91

November 3rd, 2011
12:28 pm

Supersize,

Then he should post about FOOTBALL, not just editorialize on the comment posts……

Supersize that order, mutt

November 3rd, 2011
12:29 pm

Besides, headley, I’m sure if he had not been allowed to dress out, he would have gone back to court on that one too. They couldn’t require Tech to play him, but I’m sure they could require Tech to allow him to dress out.

TechLB

November 3rd, 2011
12:29 pm

Headley … Really? One guy is all you can come up with? Something about throwing stones when you live if a glass house comes to mind and pots and kettles…