I am actually trying to confirm information about Solomon Poole. Hopefully I'll know something soon. I don't know about Stacey, though. His options were pretty limited because he's a senior and he's already transferred once.
It was OK. As I said, the tackling wasn't great. Linebacker play wasn't great. Justin Thomas and DeAndre Smelter looked very good in the second half. Pass protection was good. It was a decent start, but I think it's hard to judge.
I think any judgments are probably a little premature. Tech did put up 38 points. the 92-yard run was pretty awful, but it was one play. the tackling wasn't great, but I don't know that it's necessarily indicative of what will happen the rest of the way.
I confess I don't know. Injury information is pretty sparse, unfortunately. I know Johnson left the game, but Gotsis actually finished the game. I'll know more, hopefully, after practice this afternoon.
I don't have an update yet. Later today. As you might have read, Shawn Green seemed to think he'd play. It will likely take a lot to keep Gotsis out.
Good question. I don't know if the pass rush needs to be fine tuned, or just improved, but that's one. The tackling wasn't very good Saturday. Maybe that'd be the first thing. I think it'll be useful to face Tulane, which will throw it a lot more than Wofford, to get a reading on the secondary.
Possibly. Obviously, Tulane knows that Justin Thomas can throw it a little bit, so they might be a little more wary. I think what happened Saturday was Wofford was clogging the middle, so Johnson called plays accordingly.
Hey. i am really, really sorry. i got on a phone call and brain cramped. let's start.
You'll still want to check your local listings:
Comcast: 121, 821 HD
Dish Network: 142
Georgia Tech and Tulane will meet for the 49th time, with the Yellow Jackets leading the all-time series 35-13 (and 15-9 in New Orleans). Saturday will also be the first time a Yellow Jackets team has played the Green Wave on Tulane's campus since 1973 (at old Tulane Stadium). Saturday's kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. on ESPNEWS.
OK, i think that'll do it for this week. My thanks to everyone who participated, either with questions, or by reading along. I guess I say this every week, but there's always a lot of really insightful, informed questions. Please keep coming back here for our coverage of Tech, and I'll be back next Wednesday. Enjoy the rest of your week - just three more days till kickoff!
He'd be one. I'll be paying attention to him Saturday. Domonique Noble is another. Chris Griffin is another.
anyone else? a couple more minutes
I can understand your frustrations. I think the offense, and Justin Thomas in particular, is potentially a wild card. I think his speed and quickness give the offense a dimension it hasn't had yet. I guess thinking more broadly, this could be a team that is setting the stage to be much better in 2015 (although the schedule will be the toughest in Johnson's tenure).
He hasn't. I'll try to find out more. I think a lot will depend on how effective both are.
Thanks. I appreciate the kind words. You, too. I've got time for a few more questions before we have to go.
I think 8. (in the regular season)
This is what Johnson said yesterday: "You can have two philosophies. You can try to do evertyhing and maybe not be as good at it, or you can try to do not as much and be really good at it. Through the years, we’ve had a lot of success being good at what we do. That’s kind of my philosophy."
As mentioned a minute go, I'd be very surprised. I'm paraphrasing a little, but he said yesterday, as he's said before, that his philosophy is to limit what you do but do that well.
As far as a record goes, no. I think he'd say he wants to win every game. I think, like most coaches, he's prone to avoid making statements like that as they have the potential to backfire.
I don't believe they worked on it at all in camp or, if so, only sparingly. I don't know if they get to it once Paul Johnson feels comfortable with how the rudimentary stuff is working, but it may be that everything is under center. It may be a tradeoff Johnson is going to be willing to make. It does give a little pause for the efficiency of situations like you mention, but I guess I'd say that 3rd and 8's have been converted from under center in the past.
there's a question from someone impersonating someone else's handle. i won't be answering it. sorry. be better than that, please.
I think Gailey and O'Leary had a little more leeway than Johnson did at first, and I am pretty sure they had trouble keeping everyone eligible and on track to graduating. there have been a couple instances (Travis Custis and Myles Autry) of guys who clearly had challenges. I may be forgetting others, but I think the other issues were from players admitted prior to Johnson being given more freedom.
I think he has. His ideal is someone who has a similar approach - an easy-to-understand scheme that allows players to play fast and aggressive - which it would certainly appear is how Roof works. I think personally they get along well. the defense clearly improved last year, but wasn't consistent. I don't know what we'll see this year - depth isn't great and there's a lot of new starters - but he obviously has a track record.
I haven't heard from them yet.