Georgia Tech post-game quotes

“It was nice to get back on the right side of the scoreboard. I thought we played well in the first half on both offense and defense and then we lost focus in second half. As I told the team, 37 is more than 17, so we will take the win and try to build on it for the next one.”

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson

“My concern was that we needed to be more intense and focus on how control things. I want them to be competitive and sometimes we just seem to lose our focus out there. I think one problem is the guys [on the sidelines] that aren’t dressing and I’m going to take care of that. They need to learn that they aren’t at a party on that sideline. They need to get into the game and they won’t be there anymore if they are not.”

Paul Johnson on his concerns after the three-game losing streak

“It sure didn’t hurt to get that call. It was good to get a break like that.”

Paul Johnson on the roughing the kicker penalty against Boston College on a Tech punt

“Our kicking game was a mess. The problem right now is we lost our holder, so that causes a lot of problems. We left 10 points out there. We did enough on special teams to lose twice against a better team.”

Paul Johnson on Tech’s two missed field goals, one blocked field goal and one missed extra point

“We ran the option and they were pretty much trying to keep us from running the ball outside. They were leaving the B-backs open.”

Tech quarterback Tevin Washington on the success running in the middle of the field

“I was just wanted to go out and have a great practice. I told myself every day I’m going to be great no matter what. As a team we were going through adversity and I tried to bring a role of picking us up and bringing energy to the team.”

Tech quarterback Vad Lee on his improved play in practice

“These past two weeks have been much easier. There haven’t been a lot of checks. It hasn’t been as complicated as Al Groh’s defense. This defense allows us to really play. To line up, have fun, ‘ball out’ and it’s on you. This defense has built up our confidence.”

Tech safety Isiah Johnson on the simplified defense since Groh was fired as coordinator

“There are so many things we had to change. We get the calls a whole lot faster and being able to line up when the ball is snapped is a great accomplishment compred to the [past] couple weeks.”

Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy on the simplified defense

“As the sand goes out of the hour glass, there are some games left. We’ve been competitive in certain situations. We’re not that far away, but we’re miles away. We have to get guys out there practicing, playing and making plays.”

Boston college coach Frank Spaziani on how to turn his team’s season around

15 comments Add your comment

GIVE ME A BREAK

October 20th, 2012
8:39 pm

Defense looked more confident. BYU will be first test of new defense. Playing two QBs will be good.

www

October 20th, 2012
9:05 pm

yep, nothing wrong with a platoon qb situation when a team is running a triple option/spread option/wreckbone offense. each qb will get plenty of touches and both guys benefit from some plays off.

D

October 20th, 2012
9:46 pm

Still need more of a pass rush

lxUn1c0

October 20th, 2012
9:49 pm

Tevin’s comments about Vad Lee’s playing time made him seem selfish. I know you’re a senior and the starter, but understand that the team comes first. We need to get the guy behind you some experience so he can take over when you leave. Don’t complain about your “rhythm,” especially when it looked like you weren’t giving 100% in the second half.

cenzor nazi

October 20th, 2012
11:10 pm

did some comments get dropped? You know the one.

yeller bug

October 20th, 2012
11:48 pm

Not only should we play two QBs, but have two different offensive schemes. Have TW run the TO and have Vad run the spread from the pistol. Heck we’re deep enough to have two backfields—one for each. We can rotate within a series. So TW get use to a new rhythm.

Thanks CPJ for more varied play calling—no need to be shy any more—play wide open. Anything can happen—heck Duke is leading the Coastal!

Got to find a pass rush—toward the end of the first half the BC QB had over 8 seconds to throw the ball—8 freakin’ seconds! Darn near smoke a cigarette back there.

BYU has a solid Defense so we’ll see what our Offense is made of next week. Gotta keep getting W’s—one at a time.

ToeMeetsLeather

October 21st, 2012
8:16 am

LOL yeller bug about the BC QB having time to smoke. We can generate zero pass rush. Murray will absolutely destroy us in the cesspool if we can’t figure out some way to put pressure on the pocket(Renfree will also).

It was BC guys, and they are terrible. Next week will be a great test. This should be the game to determine how we finish out the year at the QB position. If Vad moves the ball better, let him take all the snaps for the rest of the year in my opinion. The 2013 year got off to a good start yesterday.

1 4 GT

October 21st, 2012
11:22 am

TML….absolutely right about start of 2013 yesterday!!

GTRich

October 21st, 2012
1:55 pm

2013 – Time to abandon the Option and release Paul Johnson. He’s had 4 years and it’s not looking better. Thoughts?

ramblingbuzz

October 21st, 2012
3:55 pm

Nothing wrong with the TO/spread option as long as CPJ will v ary his play calls and open things up. Thing is, we do not have the personnel to on O to just run over people. Sometimes I get the feeling CPJ just wants to line up and cram it dwn their throats. Ain’t gonna happen with the personnel we got right now. At least CPJ has been willin to make some changes by playing Lee, running the pistol at times and making some changes on D.

JacketRacquet

October 21st, 2012
6:05 pm

CPJ is spot on about the “party” on the sideline being a distraction. At the Middle Tennessee game I watched as several players hung out, chatting away, not even turning their heads toward the game on the field for over 30 minutes! The biggest fans of all should be your teammates, those who aren’t ought not to be there.

ptjackets

October 22nd, 2012
9:10 am

Guys CPJ and his Option offense is/has not been the problem. The problem is/has always been the defence. Did any of you watch the Maimi game at TECH. We scored 36 un answered points. In VT game we were winning with less than 1 min to go. In the Clemson game they could not stop us but we could not stop them either. MiddleTenn game Heck I don’t know what happened there but it’s been the defense all year and even last year. Get off CPJ’s back and get on his side. He will get it straight just give him a chance. I swear some of you arm chair QB’s don’t know anything about football but you think you know everything.

beezit

October 22nd, 2012
9:29 am

Paul Johnson on the roughing the kicker penalty against Boston College on a Tech punt:

“The problem right now is we lost our holder”

Great work, Ken…..oh, wait, you’re not Ken…

beezit

October 22nd, 2012
9:31 am

Paul Johnson on Tech’s two missed field goals, one blocked field goal and one missed extra point:

“We ran the option and they were pretty much trying to keep us from running the ball outside. They were leaving the B-backs open.”

We’re talking some real journalistic brilliance here….

Coach Z

October 22nd, 2012
11:33 am

CPJ said, “I think one problem is the guys [on the sidelines] that aren’t dressing and I’m going to take care of that. They need to learn that they aren’t at a party on that sideline. They need to get into the game and they won’t be there anymore if they are not.” Of course this was in regards to the lack of focus and energy of the players in the second half. Ken, what do you make of this comment by CPJ?