Broderick Snoddy, Tech’s potential game-changer

It’s unclear how much playing time he’ll see Monday, or this season, for that matter, but B-back Broderick Snoddy has made a distinct impression on his position coach.

“Anytime you can get a guy that can change the game in one snap, that’s huge,” quarterbacks and B-backs coach Brian Bohannon said. “Obviously, we’d like to get him in a position where he can help us.”

Snoddy is a redshirt freshman from Carrollton High and possibly the fastest player on the team. He won the state Class AAA 100- and 200-meter dashes as a junior. Snoddy’s track background is partly why Bohannon figured Snoddy would adapt well to B-back, where the back typically runs up the middle on a straight line. Snoddy had worked at A-back before moving to B-back just after the start of fall camp.

“When he gets into the open field, you can hear all the other guys,” Bohannon said. “They’re like, Oh, there he goes. He’s gone.”

What is holding Snoddy back from the field, besides David Sims and Zach Laskey, is familiarity with the position and quarterback Tevin Washington, with whom he has to develop a comfort level in handling the mesh. Bohannon is not concerned about Snoddy’s size, 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds.

“Broderick’s pretty strong, pretty tough, hard to tackle,” Bohannon said. “I’m not necessarily concerned with that as more I am the other aspects of that position, just learning those.”

Primarily, the challenge is learning to block. Snoddy didn’t have to do much of it at Carrollton.

“So we’re going to keep working him and keep grinding him, because definitely the kid can run, no doubt about that,” Bohannon said.

For your latest Virginia Tech reading

Andy Bitter’s blog for the Roanoke Times

Mark Giannotto’s Hokies Journal for the Washington Post

Norm Wood’s ACC All Access blog for the Daily Press (behind a pay wall)

Mike Barber’s blog for the Richmond Times-Dispatch

This is unrelated, but my friend and colleague Rachel Bachman co-wrote an insightful article on Nick Saban’s meticulous recruiting practices at Alabama for the Wall Street Journal.

In case you missed it…

B-backs remain a question mark

Jeff Schultz’s column on Tech’s defense

B-backs still unsettled for Georgia Tech

Recalling the 2000 Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech lightning game

Ready or not, Jabari Hunt-Days to start vs. Hokies

Quayshawn Nealy buying in to Tech defense

Jeremy Moore’s opportunity arrives

Orwin Smith setting bar high

Days to play ’somewhere’ for Tech

David Scully wins kicking job

Thanks for reading.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

137 comments Add your comment

Jacket Man

August 29th, 2012
12:18 pm

DON’T FEED THE TROLLS.

Delbert D.

August 29th, 2012
12:25 pm

Here a a few silly troll comments I have collected over the past year:

“You guys are content with mediocracy. Your in denial.”

“If Paul Johnson had any repore what so ever with Recruiting he would bet us more often… the guy can’t recruit!”

“While we did lose to 3 rank opponents I am proud of the the dawns this year.”

AtWork

August 29th, 2012
12:28 pm

@ Ken

Will you be going to the game Monday Night?

Big Crimson 75

August 29th, 2012
12:32 pm

Ken — thanks for the Bama link!

I suggest checking it out Bobby — maybe you’ll learn something!!

GTechster

August 29th, 2012
12:37 pm

Surprised no one picked up on this one: “Good ridons to your loss Monday night..” by Georgia DAWGS. What exactly does that mean? Is that Muttspeak for “good riddance?”

Delbert D.

August 29th, 2012
12:39 pm

GTechster – I’ve already added that one to my list. Here is one of my favorites. The poster seems to be marginally psychotic.

“Flat out doucher: you need are sorry human being!!!!!!!!”

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
12:40 pm

Back from lunch, but off to the gym in a few. Couldn’t resist commenting on Delbert’s troll posts…..HILARIOUS. Hard to believe such ignorance abounds in the state of Georgia, isn’t it?
And, BTW, I also like the “seasoned” comment…..Seasoned Supersize—-sort of has a ring to it, doesn’t it? LOL

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
12:40 pm

I still think the best one is “your an idiot”

Delbert D.

August 29th, 2012
12:45 pm

“Spare me you sanctimonies attitudes (GA fans, especially).”

“We have so many pasties on this years schedule…”

“And no O line, a smart mouth QB that want make it threw the season, no running game.
And a no Deffense.”

sean jones

August 29th, 2012
12:45 pm

South Carolina will destroy UGAG for the 3rd consecutive year

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
12:48 pm

Best collection of troll comments all rolled into one, courtesy of Mr HighTech………

HighTech

April 27th, 2012
2:47 pm

Moths are pestky bugs. Smash the muoths. To many their. Doesnt matter that dwag want hunt. Your and idiot.

Delbert D.

August 29th, 2012
12:50 pm

Great one, Lee! I added it to my collection.

GT fan

August 29th, 2012
12:51 pm

Ouch! I don’t see Charles Perkins name mentioned at all. Looks like another highly touted HS player (touted by all the “genius” recruiting “experts”) that doesn’t measure up at his next level of competition.
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“When he gets into the open field, you can hear all the other guys,” Bohannon said. “They’re like, Oh, there he goes. He’s gone.”

Love it! Speed, greasy fast speed! That’s what made Dwyer awesome. Hope Snoddy adapts to Bback quick & smoothly. Sims is tough, and Laskey runs smart, but Snoddy’s the homerun threat needed at the BB spot. Freezes LBs & Safeties.

headley lamar

August 29th, 2012
12:51 pm

that UGA is some kind of behemoth of college football

We are a behemoth of college football.

We are tenth on the all time win list. That means only 9 teams in all of college football have more wins than we do kiddies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Division_I_FBS_football_win-loss_records

Just behind USC and ahead of LSU.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
12:51 pm

GTBob

August 29th, 2012
12:52 pm

I suggest checking it out Bobby — maybe you’ll learn something!!

Nah, I learned all I need to know about Alabama recruiting from oversigning.com. Here is a nice classy recent example also:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/high-school-coach-takes-issues-alabama-recruiting-tactics-213239312–ncaaf.html

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
12:53 pm

Lee, did you get the ticket yet? Should be there today or tomorrow

headley lamar

August 29th, 2012
12:54 pm

Which of the in state programs is currently on probation ?

I forget ?

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
12:56 pm

Headless……is that the best you have? REALLY????

Delbert D.

August 29th, 2012
12:57 pm

“the better question is why don’t we have a reliable tailback? We’re in one of the most furtive recruiting soils in America.”

Ol'JacketFan

August 29th, 2012
12:57 pm

Uh GA is 15th on the all time wins list with 747 wins, GT is 30th with 680. So I think they’re 14 teams with more wins than GA.

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
12:58 pm

Supersize, not yet, will keep checking the mailbox!

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
12:59 pm

And which school has the ETERNAL shame of the Jim Harrick and Jan Kemp affairs? Tech’s probation pales in comparison to those scandals. And Tech’s probation ends whenever it ends, but those two scandals will be associated with UGA FOREVER !!!!!

Ol'JacketFan

August 29th, 2012
12:59 pm

My bad, GA is 15th in winnng percentage and GT is 30th. Wins GA is 10th and GT is 17th.

headley lamar

August 29th, 2012
1:01 pm

Uh GA is 15th on the all time wins list with 747 wins, GT is 30th with 680. So I think they’re 14 teams with more wins than GA.

You have to sort by wins. Click the won column.

I thought you Tech people were smart ?

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
1:01 pm

@ Lee…..ok. Probably won’t get there till tomorrow

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
1:02 pm

OJF is correct….heady lamar can’t even put the vaunted Univ of Trou via Montgomery satellite campus degree to good use and research his own statements……

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Division_I_FBS_football_win-loss_records

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
1:02 pm

But who has UGA ever beat that was any good?

headley lamar

August 29th, 2012
1:02 pm

And which school has the ETERNAL shame of the Jim Harrick and Jan Kemp affairs? Tech’s probation pales in comparison to those scandals.

Which is more recent ?

headley lamar

August 29th, 2012
1:05 pm

But who has UGA ever beat that was any good?

Tech all the time but they dont qualify.

OJF is correct….heady lamar can’t even put the vaunted Univ of Trou via Montgomery satellite campus degree to good use and research his own statements……

I had it right. You guys need to learn how to use the internet.

Click the won column. That makes it sort by that column. Almost like magic.

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
1:06 pm

looks like I made the same mistake OJF made….my bad

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
1:08 pm

heady but but but but Tech has 4 Natl Champs to uga’s 1 but but but……

Ol'JacketFan

August 29th, 2012
1:08 pm

Headley, I already corrected that thank you very much.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
1:08 pm

OK, if we’re talking about comparative schedule strength, just looking at that list of winning records, did anybody note that MTSU and BYU are both in the top 50 (Presbyterian is not ranked). Fl Atlantic and Buffalo are 112 and 119 (Ga Southern is not ranked)

headley lamar

August 29th, 2012
1:11 pm

heady but but but but Tech has 4 Natl Champs to uga’s 1 but but but……

You can always hang your hat on those leather helmet titles.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
1:14 pm

no leather helmets in 1952 and 1990, bubba

yeller bug

August 29th, 2012
1:19 pm

Snoddy is not as big as Dwyer, but faster. He won’t move the pile like Sims, but if he breaks through, then he has a good chance to take it to the house. Can’t risk a TO though if he’s not smooth on the dive exchange with TW.

headley lamar

August 29th, 2012
1:37 pm

Colorado was AP Champion in 1990

You guys won the now defunct UPI poll. ( By one vote )

Congrats.

George Stein

August 29th, 2012
1:41 pm

It’s called the Coaches’ poll, Headley.

gt4ever

August 29th, 2012
1:52 pm

These Dawg fans are soooooo sensitive.. Like a flower…

GT Lee

August 29th, 2012
1:59 pm

so heady is all about all-time wins….all-time Natl Championships, not so much……

Not Disappointed!

August 29th, 2012
1:59 pm

Go Jackets! Man it’s so exciting that College Football is one day away!

Big Crimson 75

August 29th, 2012
2:12 pm

Nah, I learned all I need to know about Alabama recruiting from oversigning.com.
——–
Bob — You disappoint me. The more I educate, the less you learn.
I’ve given you the heads up on that web-site you’re in love with.
Be careful who you make your bed with Bob. The B1G has no love for the ACC.
You really think the Big East had the power/money to prevent Pitt & Syracuse from heading South this year?
Those zealots @ over-signing.com hate the ACC as much as the SEC.
Delaney called the shots forcing Pitt & the Orange to stay another year.
Amazingly, West Virginia got their ticket out AFTER the announcements of the other 2 schools leaving….why, you ask?? Delaney’s convinced the powers that be from the Big 12 to join his crusade against “Southern” Football.
…..and yes, The ACC is “Southern” Football.

909

August 29th, 2012
2:24 pm

headley lamar = Mark Bradley

razorjacket

August 29th, 2012
2:25 pm

Size may NOT matter, can anyone say “Warrick Dunn”?

909

August 29th, 2012
2:28 pm

CPJ will play Snoddy. He too freakin fast not to play.

If Snoddy breaks the LOS, there will NOBODY that can chase him down.

GTfan2012

August 29th, 2012
3:35 pm

No one should sleep on Charles Perkins. I know he hasn’t been high on the list due to his fumbles last year. But I really believe he can still be a major contributor to this football team. I just think there is NO WAY that Snoddy has passed him on the depth chart after 2 weeks as a B-back. Snoddy is way too green at the position to get a ton of meaningful snaps. We may run a speed option with him, or something like that, but no way he get more than a handful of snaps at B-back against VT.

WnE

August 29th, 2012
3:36 pm

Let’s see Broddy Snoddy was “buried” at 3rd string A-back because his “track speed” didn’t translate to plays on the FIELD, and because his blocking was shaky, yet we are supposed to believe that he will be rugged enough to play B-back and handle the physicality of that position.

He’ll break long runs vs. cupcake city and then he’ll disappear vs. elite competition.

I guess Charles Perkins has been playing like Anthony Perkins to get demoted to 4th string essentially.

It seems only one poster came out and said when Perkins was Recruited that he wasn’t close to Dwyer talent wise, while my detractors claimed that Perkins would be better than Dwyer.

I wonder where those same guys are now that Perkins has been demoted to 4th string.

At B-Back he’s more Marlon Perkins than he is Charles Perkins.

More failures by CPJ in recruiting the critical positions that he needs to run his “system”.

WnE

August 29th, 2012
3:42 pm

re:
razorjacket
August 29th, 2012
2:25 pm

Size may NOT matter, can anyone say “Warrick Dunn”?
____________

Warrick Dunn was a TB with a FB in front of him or he played as a single-back 7-8 yds. deep in a spread formation when the FB was taken out on passing downs, that job description is a lot different than what a B-Back has to do, a lot of what a B-back has to do is like a FB in a traditional offense.

Warrick Dunn was never asked to play FB, or do FB type things.

Supersize that order, mutt

August 29th, 2012
3:56 pm

@ Headless……I might remind you that Tech, Florida, Bama, LSU, and Auburn all have crystal footballs in their trophy cases representing the national champion of NCAA Division 1 football in the year in which those trophies were awarded. UGA has a piece of paper from 1980, a year in which beat a pathetic Notre Dame team that had had to come from behind just to tie Tech that year. I think that pretty much says it all.