Synjyn Days’ report from Snoddy-Thomas

Quarterback Synjyn Days offered his breakdown of the match race between A-back Broderick Snoddy and quarterback Justin Thomas, run Wednesday at the Brock Football Practice Facility.

The race was prompted by playful banter between the two, both of whom had won state high school 100-meter dash championships.

“And then somebody else said, ‘I bet you guys won’t race,’” Days said.

The race, billed on players’ Twitter accounts as a 100-meter dash, was set for 5 p.m. Wednesday. The setting unfortunately prevented that distance, as the indoor field is about 95 yards long. It was later pushed back until after a 7-on-7 session because Thomas had a class. As the two took their mark, teammates lined up on either side, eager to see who would lay claim to being Tech’s fastest player.

“I know (defensive end) Euclid (Cummings) was like, ‘I got my money on Justin,’” Days said.

Days himself held up his backpack, likening it to Floyd Mayweather’s famous cash-filled duffel bag. (NCAA investigators may note that Days’ bag was not actually stuffed with money.)

Linebacker Brandon Watts positioned himself as a third contestant, Days said, “but he made an excuse about his toe hurting.”

Snoddy got off to a strong start and began to pull away. After about 40 yards, he eased up and looked back at Thomas, who in May won the Alabama Class 4A-6A 100-meter title.

“It was supposed to be 100, but after ‘Snoody’ got him on the 30 (yard line) and started looking back, you knew it was basically over after that,” Days said.

Days was not surprised by Snoddy’s performance, having seen him go full throttle in the past. Snoddy won the Georgia Class AAA 100- and 200-meter titles as a junior at Carrollton High.

“He just runs really fast,” he said. “I don’t know how else to describe it.”

The dueling may not be over. According to Days, offensive linemen Bryan Chamberlain and Shaquille Mason are rumbling about a race of their own.

Video and giggling courtesy of Jemea Thomas
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

39 comments Add your comment

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
5:10 pm

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
5:13 pm

Let’s get both of those speed burners on the field at the same time and drive opposing D’s nuts trying to catch’em. WHOOOEEEEEEE! THWGeorgie GOOOOOOOOOOOOO JACKETS

Jon Koncak

June 28th, 2012
5:22 pm

Yawn. Alabama and a several other SEC schools have defensive ends and linebackers that run faster. Rather than racing, they need to learn how to run a real offense and actually get some athletes and a defensive coordinator that doesn’t allow 10,000 points per year.

GT Alum

June 28th, 2012
5:25 pm

ACC speed, baby!

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
5:26 pm

Yeah right big mouth!!


June 28th, 2012
5:31 pm


June 28th, 2012
5:35 pm

Jon is obviously a firm believer of the magical SEC SPEEEEEEDDDDD!

But seriously, thanks for the laugh. I sincerely hope you were being dead serious.


June 28th, 2012
5:46 pm

Its the off season. There is not much else going on. Anyone who is trolling is just an idiot.

Good to see they are having fun and working hard.

Go Tech!

230gr Full Metal Jacket

June 28th, 2012
6:06 pm

Just when I thought stupidity had reached it’s zenith, Jon Koncak comes on here and pushes it to a whole new level. I’ve got $$$$$ says there isn’t a Defensive end in ANY level of football who can run the 100 in the 4.2’s. I guess it’s just another SEC myth. But you KNOW he’s a dwag, because they are the only losers you see bragging about being in the SEC. Other teams fans brag about their teams. Dwags brag about their conference, because their team is constantly over-rated fluff so they have to ride on the coattails of Bama, and LSU. How pathetic. Just how many of the Trembling Chihuahuas in Athens can run the 100 in sub 4.3 or the 100 in sub 10.5? Thought so.

Delbert D.

June 28th, 2012
6:46 pm

Incoming Mizzou freshman and #1 recruit Dorial Green-Beckham might end up being the fastest WR in the SEC by the time he moves to the NFL. He clocked a 4.43 in HS. I don’t know if Stephen Hill was as fast at the same point. That speed comes with tight end size and strength at 6-6 220.

Jon Koncak

June 28th, 2012
6:55 pm

Don’t forget to stock up on your tailgating necessities for this fall in Atlanta at “historic” grant field (aka the high school stadium) – bullet proof jackets, pepper spray, and self defense classes.


June 28th, 2012
7:17 pm

I really thought it would have been a closer race – can they do the same in pads. Maybe another Jones moment in Athens this year.


June 28th, 2012
7:22 pm

If you just listen to the video it sounds like one of those Jane Goodall documentaries


June 28th, 2012
7:25 pm

Everyone knows you instantly lose .3 seconds on your 40 while simultaneously putting on 20 lbs of muscle when you put on any sec uniform. Just look at how it worked out for Anna Watson.

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
7:35 pm

Swoop is a racist coming out of the closet, finally.

1 4 GT

June 28th, 2012
7:38 pm

jacketfanforlife—-they will of course lose a bit in full game regalia—-I sure hope CPJ & Staff are working on a few tricks to get all that speed in the game to bedevil the opposition


June 28th, 2012
7:48 pm

Great to see the young jackets gelling as a team. Alabama supposedly clocked justin at 4.24 in the 40. Nice to see we have a couple of burners, bet they are both on the field this fall.


June 28th, 2012
7:54 pm

All i know is those two gonna wreak havoc the next few years with those big time linemen blocking.

Not Disappointed!

June 28th, 2012
8:28 pm

Love it! Ramblin Wreck!!


June 28th, 2012
8:53 pm

As “soft” and “slow footed” as Koncak was for the Hawks I’m sure she would feel so much better with his “inner city” regalia……………..what a complete tool…………..


June 28th, 2012
9:54 pm


June 28th, 2012
10:15 pm

“Don’t forget to stock up on your tailgating necessities for this fall in Atlanta at “historic” grant field (aka the high school stadium) – bullet proof jackets, pepper spray, and self defense classes”

What a tool! Jon Koncak take it some place else. I’m sorry your life is so worthless. I remember the real Jon Koncak. What a bust! Obviously your handle is meant to be a slight of some sort. Epic Fail.

Since the APD can’t protect the students the students are taking matters in their own hands. Good for them.

YOU are forewarned, bring it tough guy!

Grant Field is historic. Can’t say the same for a stadium built on a sewage pit. That smell is not the restrooms, it’s the field. Even though it’s hard to tell.


A. Bishop

June 28th, 2012
10:21 pm

Good story Ken! It was fun to watch/ read even as a UGA fan. I look forward to the fall and playing you guys in November.


June 29th, 2012
10:01 am

SEC speed must not be that fast, don’t think Alabama has 2 guys as fast, these two guys are the last two state track champions from Alabama. ACC speed is faster.


June 29th, 2012
10:05 am

Delbert D – Check out this guy in the NFL called Calvin Johnson – he is just as big and faster, oh yeah he went to GT in the ACC

Al Bundy

June 29th, 2012
1:32 pm

You UGA trolls need to quit wasting time on GT blogs and go out and try to raise bail for ANOTHER UGA football player. If you haven’t heard Isaiah Crowell was arrested on weapons charges which include 2 felonies. I guess 2 felonies will make him a honor student at UGA!


June 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

how’s that 5 star dream team working out for ya dogpoops?

1980 was so long ago

June 29th, 2012
3:08 pm

“Grant Field is historic. Can’t say the same for a stadium built on a sewage pit. That smell is not the restrooms, it’s the field. Even though it’s hard to tell.”

It’s the field?? I always thought it was the hometown fans.

North Ave Killer Beez

June 29th, 2012
4:31 pm

If you guys are bringing Crowell to the tail gait party, we will certainly bring the bullet-proof vest

A. Bishop

June 29th, 2012
9:28 pm

We are better off without Crowell.


June 30th, 2012
10:56 am

Crow -eater won’t run very fast in prison. LOL. He couldn’t hold the jock strap of either one of these speedsters.

Chuck Allison

June 30th, 2012
5:12 pm

Delbert, Tech fans would refer to Megatron Calvin who is much bigger and much faster.

Long Beach Jacket

July 1st, 2012
12:01 am

Deep in this string and tangential subject but here it is:

GT WILL win the ACC Coastal this year.
GT WILL beat VT in Sept.
GT WILL win 10+ games this season.


July 1st, 2012
12:51 am

Just think, an option play where the QB and the A-back are both legit 4.3 speed guys with our 6′ and taller, 200+ lb Wide receivers blocking on the outside…… That would create nightmares for d-coordinators seeing these guys optioning to the right or left knowing that you might have 1 guy on your team who might be able to hang with these guys in a foot race and he’s smoothered by our blocking WRs.

I can only dream right? Hopefully it becomes reality.


July 1st, 2012
10:44 am

Prostitution rings for Professors and guns & JAIL for athletes. What a great place to send your kid to school !!
UGA really is the Cess Pool of the SOUTH. lol

Robert the Yellow Jacket

July 1st, 2012
12:32 pm

If Synjyn wants to play pro ball, he needs a new position.
Either one of the running back positions or on defense.
Just saying.

Robert the Yellow Jacket

July 1st, 2012
12:37 pm

I like your optomism Long Beach Jacket.
I like having depth at the QB position as I remember when Josh was out in the FSU game of 2008, we nearly lost and his minor injury in the Georgia game of 2009 and missing most of the 2nd qt. certainly did not help.

Robert the Yellow Jacket

July 1st, 2012
12:42 pm

I’ve noticed Dawg fans hate Saban because he has done what they wish Richt could do; win 2 NCs in three years.
All the power teams of the SEC have a recent one with Florida, LSU and Bama having more than one while the Dawgs have none.
Now their best chance in years is in jeopardy, as usual, because of the offseason.

north avenue trade school boy

July 2nd, 2012
5:45 am

Georgia Tech: home of fans lacking sense and class. we also have no idea what we are talking about concerning athletics.