Before we move onto the Hokies and midseason grades, I thought Tech fans might enjoy the following Youtube highlight clips courtesy of poster ‘georgiatech22‘ on the Hive:
I really enjoyed those clips since I didn’t get a chance to watch the game on TV.
The Hokies are gonna be a tough out folks. Not typically the kind of team you schedule for Homecoming.
However, the Jackets play well at home and play well on Homecoming historically. And Tech should also benefit from great crowd support and a 6:00pm kickoff time which will allow for even more fan support and participation in the stands. (I don’t want to hear any excuses about people missing the game due to ballet practice or soccer games or etc. The 6:00pm kickoff should give everyone time to handle family commitments and then make it to Homecoming…)
It look like we’ll have a bit of a celebrity at our Fight Win Drink tailgate this coming weekend.
John Wise, from OneGreatSeason.Com, will be stopping by for a little Southern hospitality…GT style.
If you haven’t seen John’s website you’ve probably missed his video clips with Sean Bradford and Brad Sellars…see below:
Why not an A+?
Well…in spite of Nesbitt’s recent improvement and the addition of Allen to the A-Back rotation, I can’t forget the lackluster performance against Clemson and Miami. The passing game and the blocking have improved greatly but the Jackets need to keep popping big plays and keep the chains moving against VT this weekend if they want to progress from a solid A to an exceptional A+ on offense.
Some of you may think a C- is too high a grade for the defense right now. Honestly…you are probably right. But I’m giving Wommack a bit of credit for his obvious efforts to make adjustments and improvements. The Jackets have been carved up at times in the past two games but they’ve been missing critical pieces. (Egbuniwe and Taylor against FSU for example…) I have to give them credit for the UNC game and also for developing a pass rush and getting some stops in the second half against FSU.
This unit is dangerously close to a failing grade. They need to bounce back against VT this weekend.
Special Teams: B-
Kick coverage has been decent at best and field goals have been an adventure, but I think our kick return game has been really good. Orwin Smith and Jerrard Tarrant both offer explosive potential to break big gains and score points on each kick return.
We’ll be sorely tested on special teams this weekend…they don’t call the VT special teams “Beamer Ball” for nothing. The Hokies are good in that area of the game.
Beat the Hokies!