A-back rotation continues

Greetings

A few notes from Wednesday and Monday.

1. B-back Charles Perkins didn’t take any reps at A-back Wednesday, as he had Monday. Quarterback Synjyn Days took few, if any. B-back David Sims took some turns at A-back, though. Coach Paul Johnson said the cross-training is standard procedure and “wasn’t a big deal.”

“It’s something we’ve done everywhere,” Johnson said. “It’s like when I was at Hawaii – we had one year all four of our skill guys were quarterbacks, both slots and both receivers. Actually, it was five, because we had five quarterbacks playing at one time.”

2. Johnson on the receivers: “They’re working hard. Jeff Greene actually got hurt a little bit earlier. Nothing serious, but he missed most of practice. Darren Waller had a couple nice plays. Jeremy Moore (did, as well). Chris Jackson made a nice catch or two. They did O.K.”

It’s likely one or more of the incoming receivers will play as a true freshman, as he typically plays five or six receivers, and there’s only four scholarship receivers in spring practice. Possibilities are Travin Henry from Cook High, Micheal Summers from Statesboro High and Anthony Autry from Norcross High.

3. One priority for the offense this spring is to drill down on the core plays, to make sure players truly understand their assignments and can execute them against a variety of defensive looks.

Said quarterbacks and B-backs coach Brian Bohannon, “It sounds maybe a little simplistic, but it’s pretty in-depth and, as the scrimmage goes on, they get tired and that’s when things start happening, so that’s been our focus, trying to get our guys on offense better at those things.”

Bohannon said that the decision to emphasize honing the core plays came from review of the five losses from 2011.

“[P]robably three of those, if we were just a little more fundamentally sound at going to the right person and doing the right thing, it would have given us a pretty good opportunity to win the game,” Bohannon said.

He didn’t name them, but I’m going to guess Virginia, Virginia Tech and Utah.

Center Jay Finch has noticed the prioritization.

“There’s a heavy focus on base plays, because if you can’t run the base plays, you’re not going to be able to run the counterpart,” he said. “If you can’t run the triple-option, you’re not going to be able to run anything.”

4. Saturday’s scrimmage will be open. It begins at 9:15 a.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Enter through Callaway Plaza.

Thanks for reading.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

69 comments Add your comment

Alabama Jack

April 12th, 2012
5:56 pm

Ken don’t let the illegitimate off spring grind you down. You are doing great.

BLT

April 12th, 2012
6:04 pm

What kind of comment is that?

230gr Full Metal Jacket

April 12th, 2012
6:32 pm

Yep, the filters hellamegasuck. They have a bad tendency on some days to block or delete almost anything you type in, although I must admit they haven’t made my blood pressure go up too many times lately!
As to the “International wrecking crew”, I hope to see Gotsis get some reps this season. From what I’ve heard/seen he is ready to contribute NOW. And we need all of the help we can get on the DL. Kallon would probably benefit greatly from redshirting a year, just due to the newness of the game to him. But he definitely already has the physical tools to be an impact player on the Defense. I’ve been telling folks, our D will hopefully be better this coming season, but for 2013 I expect GT to have an EXCELLENT defense to compliment the already very effective offense.

dawgfan

April 12th, 2012
7:24 pm

I love watching those athletes run. It’s a human ballet I can not resist. wow

dry dirt road

April 12th, 2012
7:36 pm

I have been hearing about some young player name Chungong. I do not recall seeing his name as a member of any new signee class of any year or reading about him. For instance, I recall reading about Will from Sandy Creek signing on, and about Vad Lee, but no Chungong ever. So where did this Chungong player come from? Was he a walkon?

GT Lee

April 12th, 2012
7:46 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
7:50 pm

dry dirt, if those 3 links aren’t enough, just GOOGLE Roderick Chungong. There are some other links listed too

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
7:52 pm

hmmm, maybe you didn’t even see the two links I listed…..I still show “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” on my screen. What the hell is that all about?

GT Lee

April 12th, 2012
8:03 pm

better wash your mouth out with soap, Supersize…..

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
8:03 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
8:04 pm

Lee, do you see the two links I listed about Chungong?

GT Lee

April 12th, 2012
8:05 pm

nope, saw no links from you, buddy…maybe dwagfan stole em to get back at you…..

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
8:09 pm

LOL. Well, I have no idea why listing links would require moderation, but so be it. I’m going to go watch some TV now. Have a good night

Tokyo jacket

April 12th, 2012
8:09 pm

If focusing on basics in the spring lets us broaden our practice plays in the summer and be better in the fall, I’m good with that.

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
8:09 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

April 12th, 2012
8:10 pm

Hmmm, that worked. Must be some question about the other link, but I can’t imagine what

dr dirt road

April 12th, 2012
8:12 pm

I just watched the link GT Lee provided. Chungong was some kind of hs player, no question about it. I thought`he might have been some unknown Chinese player like the new Chinese basketball guard who played at Harvard and then became the current NBA star. I forgot his name, but he’s the new Pete Maravich. No, Chungong has a deceptive oriental name for a black player. He must be adopted I guess. Anyway, maybe he can become another Philipe Claybrooks or Marco Coleman who were really good at Tech playing DE.

Buzzzed

April 12th, 2012
8:13 pm

Here is why Greene is hurting:
http://www.twitvid.com/WSSBV#

dry dirt road

April 12th, 2012
8:14 pm

dry, not dr, slipped the proofread on wet dirt road