Tech notes: Jeremy Moore leaves team

Wednesday notes…

1. After starting in the first three games of the season, Georgia Tech wide receiver Jeremy Moore left the team Tuesday, citing personal reasons. Moore will remain in school, coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday.

“He had some personal reasons, said that he’s struggled with it before,” Johnson said. “It’s not the first time he’s thought about it. I just wished him well.”

Moore had had a challenging career at Tech. After redshirting as a true freshman, he missed his redshirt freshman season with a torn knee ligament. Injuries played a role in limiting him to three games last season. Moore, from Austin, Texas, earned a starting job out of fall camp and had caught three passes for 64 yards in Tech’s first three games.

Moore was in a three-player rotation with Jeff Greene and Darren Waller. His departure moves true freshman Anthony Autry up the depth chart, although Chris Jackson will return next week after a four-game absence due to an academic matter regarding his credit hours. Also, defensive back Corey Dennis was moved over to wide receiver, which may preclude Johnson from having to play another true freshman, either Micheal Summers or Travin Henry. It’s possible one of the two, probably Summers, may still play this season.

2. In his Tuesday news conference and on the Wednesday ACC coaches teleconference, Miami coach Al Golden had high praise for Tech, perhaps not a surprise as his team will face the Yellow Jackets Saturday.

“The biggest difference right now in Georgia Tech is how physical they are and how rugged they are on both sides of the line and how mature they are,” Golden said.

He noted Tech’s size at various positions, such as linebacker, defensive line and wide receiver. He called outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu “one of the best players, clearly, in the conference, if not the country.” He said center Jay Finch “is as relentless as any center we’ll see.”

“Both sides of the ball have the personnel the way they want,” Golden said. “When you turn on the tape, they look like it.”

3. Cornerback Louis Young said he hopes to have the wrap on his right hand off in a week. Young fractured his right thumb during the preseason. He has played in the past two games with the thumb heavily wrapped.

He said it hasn’t bothered him in games, even when he made an interception last Saturday.

“You kind of forget about it when you’re playing,” he said.

Young said that Miami has the “best receivers we’ve seen so far.” Wide receiver Allen Hurns is on the watch list for the  Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation’s top wide receiver. He has 10 catches in two games for 113 yards.

Offensive tackle Ray Beno said that “all I can remember from last year is (Miami) being very big upfront and speedy. We’re just going to be trying to attack that this week.” He’ll spend some time against Hurricanes defensive end Anthony Chickillo, one of the top freshmen in the ACC last year.

“Very talented player, very aggressive player,” Beno said. “He definitely got after it.”

4. Johnson said he thought inside linebacker Daniel Drummond will play Saturday. Drummond is recovering from a high ankle sprain and sat out last Saturday’s game. Johnson said he wasn’t sure how much time Drummond will receive. Jabari Hunt-Days has started in his place.

Safety Fred Holton will not play again with a foot injury. Holton, a projected starter, has not played yet this season. Offensive tackle Morgan Bailey, like Holton a projected starter in the preseason, did not practice Wednesday after suffering an injury Tuesday. He dressed last Saturday, but has yet to play. Johnson didn’t know if Bailey would be available for the game.

5. Johnson: “Miami has handled us fairly easily the last couple years. So we have to see if we can’t put our big-boy pants on and play a little better against them.”

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36 comments Add your comment

GT in CT

September 19th, 2012
10:24 pm

I’d be interested to know the coaches’ views on kickoff returns. With the new rules, it seems like you might want to just take a knee and get the ball on the 25 if the kickoff reaches the end zone.

GT Letterwinner

September 19th, 2012
10:28 pm

GTGirl

September 19th, 2012
10:30 pm

Put those ‘big boy’ pants on and Beat da Canes!

macrotech

September 19th, 2012
10:34 pm

Looking forward to seeing this team vs. the canes….GO TECH!!!

macrotech

September 19th, 2012
10:35 pm

PS- Best wishes to Jeremy….get that Tech degree and live a prosperous life!!!

GTGirl

September 19th, 2012
10:36 pm

Ken, thanks for all the articles on GT today/tonite.

Ga Tech Old Timer

September 19th, 2012
10:40 pm

Sorry to see Jeff call it quits. I hope whatever personal issues he has can be resolved and perhaps he can play elsewhere if his heart is still in it – and I assume it is since he fought to make the first team this year. It’s a shame to hear of a decision like this for any kid on any team – much less Tech’s since they seem to be finally reaching their goals as a team. Best of luck to you Jeff – and thanks for the effort you made to make the team better by your play and by your desire to come back after your injury.

Ga Tech Old Timer

September 19th, 2012
10:42 pm

Sorry – Jeremy – not Jeff.

South GA Jacket

September 19th, 2012
10:47 pm

Jeremy Moore, be sure to talk things over with Derrick Moore! While I hate not seeing you on the team, I’m glad to hear you’re staying in school. Keep your head up!

technut

September 20th, 2012
12:06 am

to hell with the U

John

September 20th, 2012
6:12 am

It’s important that we have wide receivers who aggressively embrace the role of being a blocker first. Glad to see Jeff Greene doing some good blocking against Virginia.

Old Dog

September 20th, 2012
6:32 am

To Hell With Tek!

ToeMeetsLeather

September 20th, 2012
6:38 am

Looks like Golden pointed out what most of us TRUE TECH fans have been saying for a while. Now that CPJ’s recruits are becoming upper classmen, they look pretty stout as a team. Fire away trolls!

dry dirt road

September 20th, 2012
7:20 am

What I noticed the past two years against Miami was the discreancy in uins styles. Miami had the better unis with their stripe formations. Now Tech is uni competitive if they can stay with the ones worn for the first two games. Don’t let Miami claim they have the right to wear the most white. And don’t wear the gold helmets. Concerning Moore, there are plenty of other players ready to take his place, so he will not be missed at all. This weekend’s game is an important one because if Tech wins, they will enter the top 25 in all polls and break even with the VT loss by beating a big school such as Miami after beating Virginia which is also a big school.

dry dirt road

September 20th, 2012
7:48 am

I remember one year when Miami wore unis that were worn a long time ago. Their helmets were from the old days when they had the hurricane flags on them. Tech went down there, one of O’leary’s teams, and beat them pretty bad one night on tv. So unis are a major factor in whether a team wins or loses.

dry dirt road

September 20th, 2012
7:51 am

Morgan Bailey has to be the most accident prone person I’ve ever heard of. What a jinxed, bad luck fella. Too bad for him. He must be not living right or something.

BIrmingham Jacket

September 20th, 2012
8:13 am

Not surprising. The “WR position” doesn’t really exist in our offense.

Al Golden and Miami are about to get a swift kick in the arse.

Miami fans are among the worst. Total cheeze-balls. And I will really enjoy heckling them, as they leave what will be a total beat-down Saturday.

Tokyo jacket

September 20th, 2012
8:26 am

I love the comment in paragrph 5. Great way to deliver a challenge to himself and his team.

Tokyo jacket

September 20th, 2012
8:30 am

@TML, I think you’re right. Having the right players for the system in spite of recruiting stars is huge. It’s how Beamer has made a living.

Crazy Robert

September 20th, 2012
9:11 am

[...] “He had some personal reasons, said that he’s struggled with it before,” Johnson said of the situation behind the departure. “It’s not the first time he’s thought about it. I just wished him well.” [...]

[...] Notes: Jeremy Moore leaves team for personal reasons [...]

RAMBLE ON!!!

September 20th, 2012
9:56 am

Yes, time to put your “big boy pants on”!

Get well soon Fred Holton, there’s a lot of us who can’t wait to see you play.

I think we win this easy.

vamosjackets

September 20th, 2012
9:59 am

Birmingham Jacket,

Bay Bay Thomas, Stephen Hill, Kevin Cone would disagree with your assessment of the WR position in our offense.

And, in this article:
http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2012/09/jets_rookie_receiver_stephen_h.html

NFL coaches are saying that the WR position in our offense prepares players better than others for all of the physical aspects of the position. They are “well-schooled” at GT for getting to the next level. And, they make a ton of big plays in the process.

Jacket Detective

September 20th, 2012
10:13 am

Concerning Fed Holton, I think it might be better with some injuries to predict a worse-case date for return to playing instead of using an overly optomistic one that is not met.
It will be great when he finally gets on the field.
But I am only saying finally because of the earlier prediction.
A lot of injuries needed to get healed fully so they do not get aggravated and just continue all year.
Holding him out until ready is the right call by our trainers.

Jacket Detective

September 20th, 2012
10:16 am

@vamosjackets.
Thanks for the article and quote.
I’m guessing vamos is spanish for Go.

Jacket Detective

September 20th, 2012
10:23 am

I would like the game to be an easy win but doubt it will be.
If the NCAA took our 2009 trophy away over nothing, I wonder what penalty the Canes will get for turning a blind eye to their scumbag fan.

Jacket Detective

September 20th, 2012
10:26 am

Part of our problem in handling the problem in 2009 was the immediacy of the Uga game coming up. I do not think the NCAA took that into account and maybe we did not have the best lawyer arguing for us. We certainly didn’t win the argument. If that is the way the NCAA wants to conduct things then I guess the Penn State penalties would not be much of a surprise.

mb94

September 20th, 2012
11:07 am

The U? Its all about the I

CJL

September 20th, 2012
11:52 am

Travin Henry will not be in the fold for any playing time this year. He has a torn ACL.

gt4ever

September 20th, 2012
6:22 pm

@toemeetsleather

LOL, let’s not crown them a stout team until they beat somebody good… We really haven’t played anyone good.. VT is very average and we lost… We did what we had to do to Virginia, lets see if we can finish the season with some signature wins… Clemson is the next better than average team we play, and then UGA will probably be the best team we play during our regular season… Time will tell…

BIrmingham Jacket

September 20th, 2012
8:06 pm

As folks know me on this board.

I’m humble for GT.

But this Saturday, is a total BEAT DOWN.

BIrmingham Jacket

September 20th, 2012
8:07 pm

MIAMI loses HUGE.

Milledgeville Dawg

September 20th, 2012
10:04 pm

Rumor has it he will transfer to Georgia State so he can play in front of a sold out crowd.

GTGirl

September 20th, 2012
10:28 pm

Jacket Detective-I agree with you about Fred. His foot needs to heal completely before he gets back on the field. From what i understand he really wanted to play against the ‘Canes.

ToeMeetsLeather

September 20th, 2012
10:30 pm

4ever, glad I gave you a chance for a good chuckle. I didn’t realize when I mentioned that with the guys maturing into a “pretty stout” team I had crowned them with something other than that.