I don't know for sure. Derrick Hopkins was a pretty tough customer. A gadget play wouldn't surprise me. I think something Paul Johnson has mentioned more than once this week is the need for the wide receivers to make plays to relieve pressure. the game might be won or lost on Justin Thomas' arm (and the protection, and DeAndre Smelter and Darren Waller's ability to get free)
I think sometimes teams, particularly younger ones like this, need to learn a hard lesson before truly grasping it. Better depth would have helped the situation, too. Looking back at it, they were a play or two away from stopping the bleeding, so to speak, and it didn't happen until the fumble. A lot of missed opportunities due to focus, missed assignments and the like. Georgia Southern deserves credit, too, but they're not 10 yards a play good, which is what the Eagles averaged in the second half.
please feel free to fire (figuratively speaking) when ready
Good (late) morning. hope everyone is doing well. I am very eager to see Saturday's game at Virginia Tech. I think we know some things about the Jackets, but I think we're about to learn a lot more. We can go ahead and start, if you'd like. While we're waiting for questions, I just posted a breakdown of the game-winning touchdown pass from Saturday's game.
I think this is about all we've got time for this week. Thanks, as always, for your questions and for those reading along. Hope this has been informational for you. Check back next week!
I don't think tossing out names for a job that's not open is an area I want to get into. That said, I don't think the list starts with those two.
I'd have to think about both a little bit. I think both generally know what they're doing. If we're going to go a little deep here, both are human and I think it's hard for people to change their flaws. I think, organizationally speaking, you make up for this by knowing your limitations and hiring assistants who can compensate for them. I think they're both good fits for Tech.
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He felt a little rusty, but otherwise felt good. I had an interesting interview with him. i plan to write about it this week.
I don't how much the 50,000 expected for Saturday is due to the 2-0 start. I think a lot of it has to do with Georgia Southern fans wanting to see the game. I was kind of surprised about the South Carolina State attendance. Just checked the archives. their fans bought more than 9,000 tickets.
He's been practicing and is expected to play, if that's what you're asking.
he can be really interesting and expansive, and I've heard shows with Brandon where he's been that way. But there's also times when he doesn't feel like saying much. I've experienced both.
I don't have more information. My colleague Michael Carvell has not been able to find out more information.
It's not the same offense, technically speaking, but, obviously, it would not be a good thing to lose to Georgia Southern. I don't know that it would be a fireable offense, though.
He was pretty disappointed, and he actually does really well against Tech's offense in scrimmages. He might have overthought it, or maybe just played a bad game. I do think most players, maybe all players, don't like playing option offenses.
I don't know if all Tech fans think one particular way. I think a lot of fans are intrigued by it, and probably like seeing an in-state opponent, but I'd guess most expect Tech to win. So in that sense, I guess they see it as a tune-up.
I think they did what worked against Tulane. I suspect they'd try to do the same against Virginia Tech, Miami and Clemson. Probably the option.
I think it could. N.C. State held them to 23 points. But, as stated earlier, it's tough to know how good Georgia Southern actually is. Or Tech, for that matter.
I confess I don't know. I can't imagine he's faced a ton of it.
and thanks for the invite to the tailgate. I've got a bit going on before the game Saturday, but I'll try to stop by.
I don't think it's a matter of preparation. I think some of it's inexperience, and maybe just on a player-by-player case. The the two fumbles were squarely on him. One, he didn't protect the ball well, the other he made a bad decision. You'd think that he'll get better at both as time goes on. That said, I suppose they could have come at any point in the game. I do know it'll be on players' minds to play better early. to continue the disjointed ramble, this is a young team. and I'd think it would be encouraging that the team is playing better late, which is something it hasn't always done recently.
I figured Wofford-Tech would have had a chance. I think it was just over three hours, which is on the short side. It's certainly got a chance. Got to avoid big plays for it to happen.
It seems the case historically, although I wonder if a lot of schools would say the same. That said, it really hasn't been the case the last couple years. I can see Tech winning one of the dreaded Miami-VT-Clemson triangle. Maybe it's time for Tech to finally lose to UNC. Purely guesswork.