1. After two weeks of grinding through preseason practice, Georgia Tech’s players were ready to check out of the team hotel and end fall camp. Evidently, their play in a Saturday morning scrimmage reflected it.
“It was a little bit ragged,” said coach Paul Johnson, who finished his opening remarks following the closed scrimmage with an underwhelming line. “All in all, there were a lot of mistakes.”
The first-team offense turned around its performance after getting stopped by the first-team defense on the opening series, scoring multiple touchdowns on possessions starting from its 30-yard line. The second-team offense showed considerable improvement from last week, Johnson said.
Johnson liked the progress that the team has made over the first 18 practices (11 remain before the opener at Virginia Tech Sept. 3), but not Saturday’s roughly 90-play scrimmage.
“It was good, but I would have liked to have seen it maybe end with a little more energy like the first