the score was 21-12, so a field goal would have cut the lead to one possession. Johnson talked about Harrison Butker yesterday, saying he was confident in him and makes his kicks in practice. Further, for whatever it's worth, Butker's troubles seem to come in closer range.
I think just beaten out. I asked Paul Johnson a few weeks ago about what Thomas O'Reilly (a backup center/guard) could do to get more playing time, and I don't remember specifically what he said, but basically he's behind a number of players. I'm not positive about Brigham, but he's never on the injury report, so I'd suspect it's just being down on the depth chart.
I did read it, though not super closely. I tend to take the viewpoint that ESPN is more aboveboard than many think. It wasn't so long ago, you'll remember, that SEC fans were accusing ESPN of helping Charles Woodson beat Peyton Manning for the Heisman. (well, it was almost 20 years ago, and I guess a network's tides can shift.) I sort of felt like the examples the article used were sort of a reach. I imagine you could find tweets from ESPN's account that paint a different picture. And I'd have to think that if the ESPN's pro-SEC conspiracy were so vast that even the guy (or girl) sending out tweets was in on it, it would have leaked out. They're clearly big on the SEC, but it'd be hard to argue that the SEC hasn't been a big story, or even the big story, in the last six seven years. I'd say that ESPN is maybe pro-big story more than pro-SEC if that makes sense. So I guess this means i'm now also part of the conspiracy.
Good question. If we're talking about true value, as in, who would be most missed, maybe Shawn Green or P.J. Davis? Davis may be the most consistent defensive player thus far. Green has been taking on a lot of double teams, and I think if he weren't playing, it might be a bit more ragged than it is. D.J. White has made two of the biggest plays of the year (interception against Virginia Tech, strip of James Conner last Saturday).
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I'd think to some degree, but I can't say without reservation. It's one of those subjects that I need to dig into.
I think what Johnson would say is that that's just the part of him that fans see, that he shows a different side to players during the week. It wasn't Dodd's style, certainly. Johnson did actually win the Bobby Dodd Award, though, when he was at Navy. I think there are other traits he does share with him.
Let's see if I can do it. those two, WR Anthony Autry, AB Myles Autry, DL Jimmie Kitchen and Darius Commissiong (among others), OT Morgan Bailey and Chase Roberts. there's others, but those guys might be the most significant. Custis would probably have gotten some snaps this week.
Good question. It's kind of the same. I was expecting Isaiah Johnson, Jamal Golden and Quayshawn Nealy to have made more of an impact. They've had their moments and games where they've stood out, but not quite as consistently as I would have thought.
I don't know. Paul Johnson said before the end of the season. I'm trying to find out a better answer.
If memory serves, he needed to earn his associates degree in order to be able to play immediately after junior college, which required him to take on a pretty ambitious course load, and he ended up coming short.
I don't know the defenses well enough to say. I do know that teams with big, athletic defensive tackles have typically given the defense trouble (I guess Tech's offense would not be alone in that regard) because they can push the center or guard back into the quarterback. Virginia has a very good freshman DT in Andrew Brown. Georgia has a lot of playmakers.
Given that he hadn't played football prior to the spring of his junior year, you could also argue he should be much more behind your typical sophomore. i'm not saying let's wait till he's a senior - it's not unreasonable to expect him to make a contribution, but I think everyone's different.
He is responsible for Gwinnett, and Tech got three recruits out of the county last year (though one, Myles Autry, didn't show up). He also has Louisiana, a state Tech hasn't recruited much at all under Johnson, and Tech has two commits for the upcoming class (although I don't know if he's 100 percent responsible for either) from there and one from Gwinnett.
Plus much better ball security.
It's strange, isn't it. I don't want to put all the credit on Justin Thomas, but a) he's a playmaker with the ball in his hands b) he's effective at running the option c) his speed and quickness means the line doesn't have to block as long. But I think the line is doing a pretty good job, also. And, as you say, the defenses haven't been great. The closing run is going to be a lot tougher than the first seven games, I think. Pittsburgh, Clemson, UVA and Georgia are all going to bring it, I think.
that's a tough one. I don't know. He's played in half the games so far. 3/1?
Good question. I know Tech is open to it, and the two sides may have talked, but I don't think they've arranged anything yet.