Now we know. The Georgia Tech offense isn’t as good, and the defense isn’t any better. And that’s why the Jackets, who suffered their second regular-season loss of 2009 two days after Thanksgiving, have lost twice before October this season.
This isn’t a failure of tactics, be they Paul Johnson’s or Al Groh’s. This has to do with players, and the lack thereof. Even when the defense was hemorrhaging yards last season, there was always the chance Derrick Morgan would make a play. There’s really only one playmaker on this roster now, and he’s the quarterback. And even Joshua Nesbitt needs help.
“We had 81 plays on defense,” said Groh, the new coordinator. “We made three plays of significance — Brad Jefferson’s two sacks and Jerrard Tarrant’s interception.”
North Carolina State came to town and left having hung 45 points and 527 yards on Tech. Whenever the Jackets drew close, the Wolfpack