1. Georgia Tech A-back Orwin Smith did not practice Tuesday as his recovery continues from an ankle injury that kept him out of the Georgia game. Smith said Monday that he thinks he will be able to play Saturday in the ACC title game against Florida State.
“We’d love to have Orwin play, he’s one of our better players, but if he doesn’t play, you can’t worry about it,” coach Paul Johnson said. “You have to move on.”
Smith is Tech’s most explosive offensive player, averaging 9.0 yards per carry and 61.2 rushing yards per game. Against Georgia, backup A-backs Synjyn Days, B.J. Bostic and Deon Hill rotated into the game in Smith’s stead.
Center Jay Finch suffered an undisclosed injury during Tuesday’s practice and did not finish. Finch’s backup is Catlin Alford.
2. ACC senior associate commissioner Michael Kelly declined to comment on the possibility of Tech bypassing the Sun Bowl if the Jackets were to lose to Florida State and fall to 6-7 and receive a