A few notes that went unused in the notebook posted online.
1. Quarterback and B-backs coach Brian Bohannon said B-back Broderick Snoddy is getting closer to being able to play, but has to keep working on his blocking.
“He’s made some improvements, but that’s an area that’s still a little bit of a concern for us,” he said.
Bohannon was encouraged by Snoddy’s improved work rate in practice in recent weeks.
Said Bohannon, “We’ve got to keep working, see if we can get him out there.”
As for quarterback Vad Lee?
“I think we’d like to get him in the game (Saturday),” he said. “Every time he’s gone in, he’s done some good things. So we’ll just kind of have to see how the game goes and, obviously, that’s something you’d like to do.”
2. Rather remarkably, A-back Orwin Smith said he didn’t receive any nasty posts on his Twitter or Facebook accounts after his safety in Saturday’s game. Kind of unfortunate that this is actually unusual, but so it is.
“If anything, it was, You guys stay strong,” Smith said. “One guy actually messaged me and said, ‘You guys stay positive and stay strong because my third-graders look up to you guys.’ I thought that was real nice.”
Smith hasn’t relinquished hope that Georgia Tech can still win the conference. It is a longshot for Georgia Tech to win the Coastal Division and play for the ACC title – Virginia Tech and Miami would both have to lose three games – but Smith hasn’t given up hope.
“You never know, because one thing about the ACC, there’s always something surprising happening,” he said. “You have a team like Maryland beat Clemson just randomly. … You just have to keep going hard because you never know when that team on top can take a loss.”
3. Center Jay Finch has maintained his weight, which was a struggle last season as the season wore on. He was 284 or 285 pounds Tuesday before practice. He is trying to eat square meals “all day, every day.”
“Just eat what I can see and see what I eat,” Finch said. “Just shove it in.”
Tuesday, Finch had eggs and bacon for breakfast and a turkey burger and a sub sandwich with a Powerade and chips for lunch.
More Finch trivia – he met Waffle House president and COO Walt Ehmer (a Tech grad) at an on-campus speaking engagement Tuesday (Ehmer’s, not Finch’s). Ehmer asked if there were any football players in attendance. When Finch raised his hand, Ehmer commiserated with him over the Miami loss.
“He was like, Hey, come talk to me when you graduate, which was cool,” Finch said.
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Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog