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3 keys for Georgia Tech against Wake Forest

Georgia Tech will go for its fourth win of the season against Wake Forest Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets are trying to forget the crushing loss to Miami last Saturday and look forward with hopes of competing for the ACC Coastal Division title. To beat Wake Forest, here are three objectives for the Jackets. 1. Handle Wake Forest’s run game In losses the past two games, Wake...


Georgia Tech has dominated the Atlantic (besides Clemson)

Georgia Tech has dominated the Atlantic (besides Clemson)

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson led his team to a Super Bowl championship, but there are dozens of players who have done that. However, Wilson can make a claim that none of the planet’s 7.6 billion inhabitants can match. On Sept. 25, 2010, Wilson piloted N.C. State to a 45-28 win over Georgia Tech, torching the Yellow Jackets with 368 yards and three touchdowns through the air and...
10 things to know about the Georgia Tech-Wake Forest matchup

10 things to know about the Georgia Tech-Wake Forest matchup

It’ll be prime time on the Flats Saturday as Georgia Tech hosts Wake Forest at Bobby Dodd Stadium.  The Jackets will play their first Saturday night home game since 2015, and will look to bounce back from last week’s 25-24 loss against Miami. Here are a few things you should know about the Jackets-Demon Deacons matchup: > When, where: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Bobby Dodd Stadium...
Five questions with a Wake Forest beat writer

Five questions with a Wake Forest beat writer

To provide insight on Wake Forest, Georgia Tech’s opponent in its homecoming game Saturday evening at Bobby Dodd Stadium, we turn to Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal reporter Conor O’Neil, the team’s beat writer. This is his first year on the beat. Our thanks to Conor, whom you can follow on Twitter here and whose work you can read here. Q. It's been a long time since Georgia...
Shawn Davis “probably” out for the year for Georgia Tech

Shawn Davis “probably” out for the year for Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech kicker Shawn Davis likely will not play again this season because of a leg injury suffered Saturday in the Miami game. Coach Paul Johnson said that Davis “probably” is out for the season after he was injured trying to make a tackle on a kickoff in the third quarter against the Hurricanes. It’s believed to be a tear of his ACL. On the play, Davis was getting in position...
Injury updates for KirVonte Benson, Brant Mitchell

Injury updates for KirVonte Benson, Brant Mitchell

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson gave an optimistic projection for the availability of B-back KirVonte Benson for the Yellow Jackets’ game against Wake Forest on Saturday night. Benson left the team’s loss to Miami on Saturday with a leg injury. “We don’t know right now,” Johnson said on the ACC teleconference Wednesday. “I think he’s got a good chance to play...
Georgia Tech punter Pressley Harvin has been ‘great help’

Georgia Tech punter Pressley Harvin has been ‘great help’

Five games into his career, Georgia Tech punter Pressley Harvin has demonstrated that he’s equal to the advance billing. On a sloppy field with footing that grew increasingly worse, Harvin played the best game of his young career, repeatedly pinning the Hurricanes to set up the Yellow Jackets’ defense. Had Tech prevailed, Harvin’s role would have been hailed as pivotal in the upset...
How to watch: College football games this week with TV times, network, online Week 8

How to watch: College football games this week with TV times, network, online Week 8

Here are the TV times and networks and streaming opportunities for all FBS games Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the eighth full weekend of the season. All times are EDT.  Noon, Louisville at Florida State, ESPN 12:20pm, Pitt at Duke, ACC/Raycom 12:30pm, Boston College at Virginia, FSSO 3:30pm, North Carolina at Virginia Tech, ESPN2 3:30pm, Syracuse at Miami, ESPN 7:30pm, Wake Forest at Georgia...
Georgia Tech question of the week vs. Wake Forest

Georgia Tech question of the week vs. Wake Forest

Following a crushing 25-24 loss to No. 11 Miami last Saturday, Georgia Tech faces Wake Forest at Bobby Dodd Stadium for a 7:30 p.m. matchup. In the wake of the last-second defeat, the question of the week is: Can the Yellow Jackets rebound? Tech players, at least, were saying the right words - that they can’t let Miami beat them twice and that their focus needs to be on the Demon Deacons. &ldquo...
Evander Holyfield to be honored with statue in Atlanta

Evander Holyfield to be honored with statue in Atlanta

Evander Holyfield, here giving his speech at the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony in Canastota, N.Y., on June 11, will soon have a statue in his honor in Atlanta. (Kyle Mennig/Oneida Daily Dispatch) Atlanta’s history of championship parades is brief. So is the city’s list of sport heroes, and it follows that few have been iconic enough...
Honor for Georgia Tech’s A.J. Gray from Pro Football Focus

Honor for Georgia Tech’s A.J. Gray from Pro Football Focus

Georgia Tech safety A.J. Gray was recognized for his play against Miami by the website Pro Football Focus, as he was named to the PFF ACC defensive team of the week. Gray received a grade of 87.2, the highest of any ACC safety from this weekend’s games. Gray made a particularly memorable play in the fourth quarter on the Hurricanes’ two-point attempt, reading quarterback Malik Rosier&rsquo...
Georgia Tech, Georgia State arranging exhibition for charity

Georgia Tech, Georgia State arranging exhibition for charity

Georgia Tech is attempting to arrange an exhibition basketball game with Georgia State to be played Oct. 28 at McCamish Pavilion. The game would raise money for hurricane relief. The news was first reported by ESPN on Monday. Tech associate athletic director Marvin Lewis confirmed the effort Tuesday. Tech and Georgia State need to receive a waiver from the NCAA to play the game, as NCAA rules permit...
Stansbury doles out raises for Georgia Tech assistants

Stansbury doles out raises for Georgia Tech assistants

An open-records request revealed another reason why Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has offered his approval and support of athletic director Todd Stansbury – he’s putting more money in his assistant coaches’ pockets. Stansbury increased the assistant coaching salary pool by 15 percent, with $50,000 raises for most of the nine-member staff. For three of Johnson’s five assistants...
Paul Johnson gives Andrew Marshall update after season-ending injury

Paul Johnson gives Andrew Marshall update after season-ending injury

After suffering a season-ending leg injury, Georgia Tech senior offensive tackle Andrew Marshall will meet this week with coach Paul Johnson to discuss his future, Johnson said. Because he never played this season after suffering a leg injury in the preseason and then again before the Miami game, Marshall can take a redshirt this season and return for his senior season in 2018. Marshall didn&rsquo...
One bright spot vs. Miami: No fumbles for Georgia Tech offense

One bright spot vs. Miami: No fumbles for Georgia Tech offense

Georgia Tech lost in heartbreaking fashion to Miami on Saturday, but it did successfully address one major problem in its first four games. The Yellow Jackets did not fumble in 61 offensive snaps. Entering the game against Miami, Tech had fumbled 14 times, which was tied for 126th out of 130 FBS teams. Coach Paul Johnson made ball security a high priority during the team’s open week before...
Field conditions ‘really bad’ at Hard Rock Stadium

Field conditions ‘really bad’ at Hard Rock Stadium

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson acknowledged that it would sound like an excuse. But he was not satisfied with the condition of the field at Hard Rock Stadium during the Yellow Jackets’ 25-24 loss to Miami last Saturday. He recognized that “you’ve got to make plays” despite the conditions and that Miami was playing on the same field. But he deemed it a factor in the outcome...
Johnson: Defensive play calling, execution need improvement

Johnson: Defensive play calling, execution need improvement

On Miami’s game-winning drive against Georgia Tech Saturday, coach Paul Johnson acknowledged that the play calling by defensive coordinator Ted Roof could have been better. The Hurricanes drove 85 yards in 15 plays for the go-ahead field goal in their 25-24 win, including a series of bubble screens that the Jackets couldn’t stop. “Certainly as coaches, we need to take some of the...
Paul Johnson’s injury update is inconclusive

Paul Johnson’s injury update is inconclusive

Georgia Tech has injured players, including B-back KirVonte Benson and linebacker Brant Mitchell. Coach Paul Johnson declined to offer much more information than that. “I wouldn’t be able to tell you (Monday) if I wanted to,” Johnson said Monday following the team’s first practice in preparation for Wake Forest this Saturday. “We don’t know whether they’ll...
Georgia Tech’s next challenge: Respond after Miami loss

Georgia Tech’s next challenge: Respond after Miami loss

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall’s body language and the tone of his voice, to say nothing of his words, related plenty about his disappointment in losing to Miami Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium. “It’s going to be really tough to let go of,” Marshall said following the 25-24 defeat. “I’m not going to lie to you.” He and his teammates won’t have...
These former N. Fulton stars will be playing D1 hoops this year

These former N. Fulton stars will be playing D1 hoops this year

The sound of squeaky sneakers and bouncing balls is just around the corner. College basketball’s 2017-18 season — and the hunt for a ticket into March Madness — begins on Nov. 10. And folks in north Fulton County have plenty of options when it comes to picking a team to root for. Sure, there’s Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Kennesaw State and Georgia nearby, but there’s...
Miami’s game-winning drive: Jackets, Hurricanes explain

Miami’s game-winning drive: Jackets, Hurricanes explain

Participants from both sides recounted Miami’s game-winning drive in the Hurricanes’ 25-24 win over Georgia Tech Saturday. Miami went 85 yards in 15 plays using a series of successful bubble screens, and the 28-yard catch by wide receiver Darrell Langham from quarterback Malik Rosier over Tech cornerback Lamont Simmons. On Miami’s game-winning drive: “What was going through...
What was learned about Georgia Tech against Miami?

What was learned about Georgia Tech against Miami?

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson laid it out last Tuesday, four days before Miami would send his football team home from South Florida with another cruel loss to the Hurricanes. “It’s hard to tell where we are,” he said. “We’ll know a lot more after Saturday, that’s for sure.” What did Tech learn Saturday in its 25-24 loss to the No. 11 Hurricanes, beyond another...
How Georgia Tech’s running game sputtered

How Georgia Tech’s running game sputtered

Georgia Tech made the first move, then Miami responded. After that, the Yellow Jackets couldn’t come up with an effective response. The ultimate result was Tech’s 25-24 defeat to the No. 11 Hurricanes. In Tech’s first three possessions, the Jackets scored 14 points and ran 18 plays for 141 yards. Tech A-backs accounted for 126 of those yards as the Jackets ran wild on the perimeter...
Miami strengthens its stranglehold on Tech

Miami strengthens its stranglehold on Tech

There’s something familiar – Miami players celebrate Saturday after beating Georgia Tech, this time on a field goal with four seconds left. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. – Whatever they call the stadium here now – it’s had more aliases than a character in a Robert Ludlum novel. And however it looks – in lieu of a roof...
Georgia Tech, Johnson let another one slip away in loss to Miami, Richt

Georgia Tech, Johnson let another one slip away in loss to Miami, Richt

Georgia Tech A-back J.J. Green scores a touchdown during a game against the Miami Hurricanes at Hard Rock Stadium Saturday in Miami Gardens. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – What started as another rendition of the “Paul Johnson leaves another grease mark on Mark Richt’s driveway” storyline turned into something else Saturday. A Georgia...
Lamont Simmons explores highs, lows of Georgia Tech loss

Lamont Simmons explores highs, lows of Georgia Tech loss

As Georgia Tech visited the extremes of its second excruciating loss of the season Saturday, one player told the story of both the highest point and the lowest. It was junior Lamont Simmons who picked up Miami’s ill-conceived onside kick to start the second half and redeemed it for a 42-yard touchdown run and a 21-13 Tech lead.  And it was Simmons, in his cornerback role, running in stride...
What Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said after the game

What Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said after the game

Comments from Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson following the Yellow Jackets’ 25-24 loss to No. 11 Miami Saturday in Miami Gardens, Fla. “Just really hurting and really disappointed for our guys. It was a tough football game, hard-fought game and in the end, they made one more play than we did. Disappointed. We had our opportunities on offense, defense and whatever to ice the game and we...
Report card: No. 11 Miami 25, Georgia Tech 24

Report card: No. 11 Miami 25, Georgia Tech 24

An evaluation of Georgia Tech’s 25-24 loss to No. 11 Miami Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Tech struggled after halftime. The Yellow Jackets gained 172 yards on 29 attempts in the first half, but were held to 54 yards on 24 carries in the second half. Not having B-back KirVonte Benson, who left the game in the third quarter with a right-leg injury, didn’t help, nor...
LIVE BLOG: Georgia Tech vs. No. 11 Miami

LIVE BLOG: Georgia Tech vs. No. 11 Miami

Greetings, all Hope you’ll join us for Georgia Tech’s matchup with No. 11 Miami from Hard Rock Stadium. One thing to note: It is really hot. As of 3 p.m., it’s 86 degrees and 68 percent humidity. I suspect it will be a factor to some degree. It probably doesn’t help that Tech’s sideline (at least now) is in full sun while Miami’s is under the shade...
Antonio Simmons confident of success against Miami

Antonio Simmons confident of success against Miami

Georgia Tech defensive end Antonio Simmons had a fairly effective game against Miami last year. The senior had three quarterback hurries and a tackle for loss against the Hurricanes in Tech’s 35-21 loss at Bobby Dodd Stadium. He is hopeful for more of the same against the Hurricanes Saturday. “Same (offensive) line from last year,” Simmons said. “They’re not the best...
Tech kicker Shawn Davis supported by Harrison Butker, Ryan Rodwell

Tech kicker Shawn Davis supported by Harrison Butker, Ryan Rodwell

After a rocky start, Georgia Tech kicker Shawn Davis is feeling settled into his position going into his fifth game as the starter. “I think Tennessee, I was really rushing things, and the game, I would say it was flying, for sure,” Davis said. “Over the last couple games now, it’s definitely slowed down. I feel like our operation’s really smooth now. So, definitely,...
Georgia Tech preparing to face tough Miami front-seven

Georgia Tech preparing to face tough Miami front-seven

It’s no secret Georgia Tech players and coaches are excited for the chance to play on a national stage Saturday. A 3:30 matinee with the Miami Hurricanes, televised on ABC is the perfect way for the Yellow Jackets to show they belong with the big boys of the Atlantic Coast Conference.  For Georgia Tech to be considered one of the elite teams in the ACC and beat No. 11 Miami, they will literally...
Locker-room renovation on the books for Georgia Tech

Locker-room renovation on the books for Georgia Tech

The locker-room renovation that Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has long sought is about to become a reality. Plans are in place “so that we’re ready to push go as soon as the season’s over,” athletic director Todd Stansbury told the AJC. “The goal is to have the project completed by the time that preseason practice begins for the 2018 season. The project is in the design...
Georgia Tech’s Clinton Lynch and Miami’s Christopher Herndon renew friendship rivalry on Saturday

Georgia Tech’s Clinton Lynch and Miami’s Christopher Herndon renew friendship rivalry on Saturday

Playing on the road against the No. 11 team in the country is already a tall order for Georgia Tech A-back Clinton Lynch. The Hurricanes defense presents a front-four that can matchup with almost any offensive line and the linebacking corps includes two freshmen All-Americans from a season ago.  However, Lynch’s toughest test won’t even come when he is on the field. It will happen...
Georgia Tech’s Andrew Marshall out for the season

Georgia Tech’s Andrew Marshall out for the season

Georgia Tech’s injury report for Saturday’s game at No. 11 Miami revealed a devastating outcome for offensive tackle Andrew Marshall. After appearing close to returning to play following a preseason lower-leg injury, Marshall is out for the season with a foot injury. The team released the report Thursday. It’s a tough break for Marshall, who was expected to start at right tackle...
Jackets recount Tech’s hard times at Miami

Jackets recount Tech’s hard times at Miami

Sedric Griffin was there when Georgia Tech beat Miami on the road. It was a 17-14 win in 2007, the Hurricanes’ final season in the Orange Bowl. “I guess it had sentimental value, but that place was a dump,” Griffin said this week. The Hurricanes moved into what was then called Dolphin Stadium and is now known as Hard Rock Stadium for the 2008 season. In Tech’s four trips there...
Road to Atlanta: Officials mapping plans for college football title game

Road to Atlanta: Officials mapping plans for college football title game

With less than three weeks to go until the College Football Playoff selection committee’s first rankings of the season, and less than three months until the national championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, playoff officials convened in Atlanta this week for a series of planning meetings.  They covered a range of topics over three days, including public safety, stadium operations, credentialing...
Georgia Tech defense seeks to sustain success

Georgia Tech defense seeks to sustain success

Is this the year the Georgia Tech defense turns a short stretch of encouraging play into a season-long occurrence?  That’s been a topic of discussion numerous times during coach Paul Johnson’s tenure. The answer should come Saturday against Miami. Since a strong showing from the Yellow Jackets’ defense in Johnson’s first season, 2008, the defense mainly has been a negative...
6 questions with a Miami beat writer

6 questions with a Miami beat writer

For insight on Georgia Tech’s opponent this Saturday, we turn to Palm Beach Post writer Matt Porter, who covers the Hurricanes. Our thanks to Matt, whose work can be found here on Twitter and here at the Palm Beach Post website. Q: I think the Georgia Tech view of this series is that, while it’s been heavily in Miami’s favor in the Paul Johnson era (Tech is 2-7) and many...
Yellow Jackets: ‘We’re all in with TaQuon’

Yellow Jackets: ‘We’re all in with TaQuon’

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall’s teammates have a lot of love for their offensive captain and shared it Tuesday at the team’s media availability. Wide receiver Ricky Jeune, A-back Clinton Lynch and left guard Parker Braun all offered their appreciation for what Marshall has accomplished in his first four starts for the Yellow Jackets as they head into a critical ACC Coastal Division...
Georgia Tech keeping quiet on injury information

Georgia Tech keeping quiet on injury information

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has elected to keep injury information under wraps prior to his team’s matchup Saturday at No. 11 Miami. Asked for an update following Wednesday’s practice, Johnson responded, “We’ll have that (injury report) out (Thursday).” Under ACC guidelines, teams release an injury report two days prior to league games. In Tech’s most recent...
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