I think there's two more, both next week.
Interesting. I don't think anyone is expecting Georgia Tech to be a top-10 program. I think the overall feeling is that the last few years, the team could have done better. I think players and coaches would agree with that. But, to address your question, I'm obviously biased, but I don't think we're unfair. if you want to show me some examples, I'd be happy to have my opinion changed.
I'll preface my comments by saying media aren't allowed to watch practice, so I'm going by what I'm told by players and coaches. Thus far, Paul Johnson has mostly been pretty encouraged by the energy. He's usually pretty blunt about how he felt like things went, so, at least a week in, I think that's an encouraging sign.
OK, back from the interview. let's get started.
Practice is over and players and coaches are returning. i'll be back hopefully in about 15 minutes.
More germane to today, Johnson is having a post-practice media session around 11:30, so I may have to leave abruptly, but I'm planning to return after that. So, hope you can bear with me. Given the situation, let's go ahead and get started now with any questions you have.
Hope everyone is having a good week. A little bit of housecleaning. I wrote last week that Paul Johnson has two years remaining on his contract. To be clear, he has two years remaining after this season.
I doubt it. Johnson has been pretty steadfast in voicing his intention to stick with the basics.
There'll be fan day (this Saturday), and a scrimmage or two that might be open. I believe that's it.
I don't know of any additions. My guess would be Joe Hamilton would have to be added to the fascia/banner listing all of the College Football Hall of Famers.
I don't know if there've been recent conversations, but both want a game to happen, with 2017 being the most likely year.
that's very hard to say. It would depend on more than number of wins - is the team improving? who were the wins against? what's the feel of things?
sorry. my connection went weird there. As for Whitehead, he said on Twitter that he'll be reporting today, meaning he's completed his degree work at GMC. good news for the Jackets.
About 15 minutes to go. who else has a question?
I guess leaving Adam Gotsis out of it, my guesses would be either Shawn Green or either Kenderius Whitehead/KeShun Freeman. Green is a senior who has struggled with injuries but has apparently done well in summer workouts. Whitehead and Freeman will be in the rush end spot vacated by Jeremiah Attaochu. On offense, tough call. I think Zach Laskey could surprise some people.
He has two years remaining. Off the top of my head, I don't know the amount remaining. All years are critical, but I suspect something will have to happen at the end of the season.
That would be fun. They'll go there next year. But every year won't be happening, unfortunately.
At this point, I think a lot of it's because they have 18 commits. They don't have any four- or five-star players committed at this point. It's been a frequent critique of Johnson's that recruiting rankings have a lot to do with how many players a team signs, which typically hasn't helped Tech.
I guess selfishly, it'd be fun to cover a game at a place like Nebraska or Oregon. (I've been to a lot of other stadiums you'd probably put on the list.)
My guess would be 7-8 wins.
I hadn't thought about that. I guess I can put on my coach-speak hat on and say, "the first one." I think we'll learn a lot at Virginia Tech (plus it's always a great atmosphere.)
I'd say linebacker, although Tyler Marcordes is a first-year starter. If you'd call the safeties a position group, that group also, although I think the secondary in general is in decent shape.
that's a good question. My knowledge of NCAA rules is not the best, but I'm pretty sure they can at least e-mail/text the Ratliffe family. And even if not, I would wonder if they'd call anyway, and then turn themselves in and hope the NCAA forgives it.
“That’s why you go to a school like this. This is why you study hard and you go to class. I did not anticipate going to the NFL or think that was an option for me. I mean, you can look at me and tell that. But I knew I wanted to work as hard as I could to get on the field, to start, and I wanted to have the same attitude going into the classroom. I was so lucky to be at a school like this with such an incredible academic reputation.”
While we're waiting for the next question, I wanted to share this quote from Chase Roberts that I couldn't fit into the story. (hopefully you read it)