Good morning. I’m sitting in the press box at Bobby Dodd Stadium, and I think I see Jamal Crawford down on the 50, lining up his next three-point bank shot.
Georgia Tech’s offense should have such success with long-range heaves. (How’s that for a transition?) The run-dominated option offense had even less success than usual passing last season, and a big part of that was the loss of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Quarterback Joshua Nesbitt also struggled last season (39 for 105, 37.1 percent) and had his senior season ended by a broken arm.
So it follows that much of the focus this spring, leading up to today’s “T-Day” game, is on the quarterback position.
Redshirt junior Tevin Washington has a slight edge on redshirt freshman Synjyn Days as Nesbitt’s replacement. But there’s the possibility that both will be beat out in the fall by incoming freshman Vad Lee of Durham, N.C.
I’m sure coach Paul Johnson also would like to see some positive signs from his defense and offensive line in today’s Gold-White game after a miserable 2010 season that saw the Jackets lose five of their final six, fall to Air Force in the Independence Bowl and finish 6-7.
Today’s noon game is not televised so not sure how “live” I’ll be on this blog. But I’ll check in frequently with comments and will respond to all questions.
Until then, what are your thoughts on the Jackets going into next season?
Here’s the 2011 schedule:Sept. 1 (Thursday): Western Carolina. Sept. 10: at Middle Tennessee State. Sept. 17: Kansas. Sept. 24: North Carolina. Oct. 1: at North Carolina State. Oct. 8: Maryland. Oct. 15: at Virginia. Oct. 22: at Miami. Oct. 29 Clemson Nov. 5: Bye. Nov. 10 (Thursday): Virginia Tech. Nov. 19: at Duke. Nov. 26: Georgia.
By Jeff Schultz