1. Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has it in his mind what will happen this week with quarterbacks Tevin Washington and Vad Lee.
“We’ll see if it plays out in practice,” he said.
After replacing Washington with Lee for the final three possessions of Tech’s 41-17 loss to BYU Saturday, Johnson said “we’ll see” about who would start against Maryland this Saturday. Washington has started the past 25 games for the Yellow Jackets and has largely played well this season, but along with the rest of the team played poorly against the Cougars. Lee led Tech to a field goal, the only points produced by the offense.
Johnson took issue with calling the decision-making a process a “competition.”
“I’m looking to play a guy that gives us the best chance to win the game or a guy that I feel comfortable putting in there,” he said. “I’m not going to put somebody in there just because somebody wants him in there.”
2. Johnson knew about the resignation of athletic director Dan Radakovich even before he came to Johnson’s office to inform him Monday morning. Johnson found out from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, a good friend of Johnson’s.
“I told him Dan was a great guy to work with,” Johnson said.
Johnson said he was excited for Radakovich and that he’ll miss him. Radakovich hired him as a replacement for Chan Gailey after the 2007 season.
“He’s a good friend,” Johnson said. “He did a lot for Georgia Tech and for me and my family. He’ll still be a good friend even though he’s at Clemson.”
3. Johnson’s assessment of the BYU game after watching game video: “We didn’t play well defensively. Was the offense and special teams worse? Yeah. But the defense wasn’t great, either.”
Johnson said that missed tackles were up “significantly” from the Boston College game.
4. Kicker David Scully is expected to return to practice Tuesday after missing the BYU game with a hip injury. Against BYU, Justin Moore made 1-of-2 field-goal tries and struggled on kickoffs. Said Johnson, “It’s open for the student body if there’s anybody that can kick.” …. Johnson took notice of fans booing after Washington threw an interception that led to a BYU touchdown in the third quarter. “I’m not saying they can’t do it. I’m just saying it’s disappointing.” … Maryland school officials closed the school for Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. The Terrapins don’t practice Mondays. Tuesday’s plan was unclear as of Monday evening.