Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


Overreaction Monday: There’s an obsession over QBs — go figure

The only thing we know for certain about Georgia’s quarterback picture is Brice Ramsey (12) is third on the depth chart behind Jake Fromm (11) and Jacob Eason (10). (Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com) Welcome back to “Overreaction Monday,” the weekly exercise that asks the question: Is Georgia quarterback Kirby Smart less obsessed over the Georgia quarterback...


Fumbles aside, Georgia Tech has loud response for Pitt and Narduzzi

Fumbles aside, Georgia Tech has loud response for Pitt and Narduzzi

Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall runs for a touchdown in the first quarter of Saturday’s game against Pitt at Bobby Dodd Stadium. (Hyosub Shin/hshin@ajc.com) Pat Narduzzi was right. Georgia Tech plays “dangerous” football. Just not the way he thinks. Five touchdowns and 484 yards in offense: dangerous. Five fumbles and four turnovers that could’ve easily...
Georgia Tech defense rescues offense

Georgia Tech defense rescues offense

Georgia Tech’s 38-17 win over Pittsburgh at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday provided a switching of traditional roles. Often in the past during coach Paul Johnson’s tenure, the Yellow Jackets relied on their offense to bail out a defense that has struggled to get off the field — evidenced by their 126th-ranked third-down conversion rate a season ago. On Saturday, that trend completely...
Paul Johnson zings Pittsburgh, Pat Narduzzi

Paul Johnson zings Pittsburgh, Pat Narduzzi

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi got in the first shot of the week, but Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson got the last laugh. Perhaps irked by Narduzzi accusing the Yellow Jackets of playing “dangerous football,” Johnson sent the Panthers home with a subtle dig following Tech’s 35-17 win over Pitt on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Commenting on his team’s four lost fumbles, Johnson...
Report card: Georgia Tech-Pittsburgh

Report card: Georgia Tech-Pittsburgh

Evaluating Georgia Tech’s 35-17 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Behind strong interior line play, the Yellow Jackets hammered out 436 yards on 67 carries, scoring five times on the ground. Guards Parker Braun, Shamire Devine and Will Bryan (the latter two of whom rotated) and center Kenny Cooper were effective at creating a surge at the line to give quarterback...
LIVE BLOG: Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh

LIVE BLOG: Georgia Tech vs. Pittsburgh

Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Amour will try to build on his two sacks in the Jacksonville State game. (Danny Karnik/GT Athletics) For those of you not on the premises at 150 Bobby Dodd Way, hope you’ll join us for the live blog. A few things to note – I think Georgia Tech players are feeling fairly confident about their chances against Pittsburgh, for ...
Georgia Tech’s 104-year-old fan to be at Saturday’s game

Georgia Tech’s 104-year-old fan to be at Saturday’s game

A most faithful supporter of Georgia Tech is expected to attend the Yellow Jackets’ ACC opener against Pittsburgh Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Alae Risse Leitch, who is 104 and will celebrate her 105th birthday on October 1, was planning to join the masses at Bobby Dodd Stadium with her younger sister Jo Atchison. “She’s so excited about going to the game,” Atchison said...
Georgia Tech considering changes to substance-abuse policy

Georgia Tech considering changes to substance-abuse policy

Georgia Tech’s substance-abuse policy has been in place since the 2012-13 academic year. Athletic director Todd Stansbury believes it’s time to take a look at it. He has the backing of his most prominent coaches, Paul Johnson and Josh Pastner. In examining Tech’s policy, which has a “three-strikes” component, the school is joining what he called a national trend. &ldquo...
10 things to know about Georgia Tech vs. Pitt

10 things to know about Georgia Tech vs. Pitt

Conference action begins for Georgia Tech this weekend as it faces Pitt in its ACC opener. Here are 10 things you need to know about the Jackets-Panthers matchup: > When, where: Saturday, 12:20 p.m., Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta. > Burning question: How will Jackets respond to unplanned week off? > Early start, no problem: Why one Jacket loves noon kickoffs >...
Georgia Tech drops efforts for 12th game

Georgia Tech drops efforts for 12th game

There will be no 12th regular-season game this year for Georgia Tech. While athletic department officials were seeking to arrange a game to replace the one that Central Florida canceled because of complications caused by Hurricane Irma, they no longer are having any active discussions with anyone about a 12th game, team spokesman Mike Flynn said in an email Friday. Tech was trying to arrange a game...
Georgia Tech’s Pressley Harvin questionable for Pitt game

Georgia Tech’s Pressley Harvin questionable for Pitt game

Georgia Tech may be without punter Pressley Harvin for Saturday’s ACC opener against Pittsburgh. Harvin was listed as questionable with a lower-body injury on the team injury report, submitted Thursday. Harvin has punted six times for an average of 43 yards, with three of the kicks dropped inside the opposition 20-yard line. Three have been fair caught. Tech’s net of 43.0 yards is sixth...
In one year, how has Todd Stansbury impacted Georgia Tech?

In one year, how has Todd Stansbury impacted Georgia Tech?

Two weeks ago, shortly before the ACC announced that the Georgia Tech-Miami game would be moved back two days to accommodate a Hurricane Irma-related scheduling change, Mike Huff’s phone rang. Huff is Tech’s football-operations director, a job that includes oversight of the team’s travel, lodging and meals, among many other tasks. The person on the other end of the line was athletic...
Georgia Tech opponent: What Pitt did last week

Georgia Tech opponent: What Pitt did last week

The Pitt Panthers enter Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium coming off of a 59-21 thrashing at the hands of Oklahoma State.  It was ugly from the beginning, with the Cowboys taking a 35-0 lead less than four minutes into the second quarter.  The Panthers responded by pulling their starting quarterback, graduate transfer Max Browne, and replacing him with sophomore...
College football: Week 4 TV times, networks, online for FBS games

College football: Week 4 TV times, networks, online for FBS games

Here are the TV times and networks and streaming opportunities for all FBS games Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The games are grouped into conferences based on the home team’s conference. The list includes FBS independents, and all times are EDT. (Source: National Football Foundation)   Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Temple at South Florida, ESPN (Dave Flemming, Joey Galloway, Booger McFarland...
Georgia Tech, Pitt each uses uncommon offense

Georgia Tech, Pitt each uses uncommon offense

The now-annual divisional meeting of Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh recently has brought together two of the more uncommon offenses among Power Five teams.  With Tech in 2017, that remains the same with coach Paul Johnson calling the shots. For Pitt, its offense is led by a new play-caller for the third consecutive season after the previous two left for SEC destinations. Jim Chaney, who helped popularize...
Four intriguing teams Georgia Tech could play on its bye week

Four intriguing teams Georgia Tech could play on its bye week

Georgia Tech might be playing a 12th game after-all this season.  Paul Johnson said during his weekly press conference on Tuesday that he wanted to add another game to make-up the regular-season game against Central Florida that was canceled because of Hurricane Irma. That game was scheduled to take place on Sept. 16 in Orlando, and originally the Yellow Jackets sought not to find a replacement...
Pat Narduzzi: Georgia Tech using ‘dangerous’ blocks

Pat Narduzzi: Georgia Tech using ‘dangerous’ blocks

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi isn’t the first coach to raise an issue with Georgia Tech’s blocking scheme, but he is the latest. On his radio show Wednesday, Narduzzi said that Tech’s offensive line gets away with chop blocking. “They do a lot of high-lowing,” Narduzzi said. “It’s dangerous football, I can tell you that. You watch inside, if you watch our...
5 questions for a Pitt beat writer

5 questions for a Pitt beat writer

To get further acquainted with Georgia Tech’s opponent for Saturday, we’ve asked Pittsburgh beat writer Jerry DiPaola of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review to answer a few questions about the Panthers. You can read his coverage of Pitt here and follow him on Twitter here. A: Max Browne has been a major disappointment, even when you consider Pitt is one of only two schools in the nation...
Shawn Davis gets start for Georgia Tech

Shawn Davis gets start for Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech kicker Shawn Davis will start for the Yellow Jackets in Saturday’s game, although coach Paul Johnson left open the possibility that backup Brenton King could also play. They were both listed as potential starters on the team depth chart released Tuesday. Against Jacksonville State, Davis made a 34-yard field-goal attempt and also connected from 40 yards, but Johnson accepted a roughing...
Georgia Tech opposing player to watch, defense: Pitt LB Seun Idowu

Georgia Tech opposing player to watch, defense: Pitt LB Seun Idowu

Pittsburgh calls its linebackers by the names “Star,” “Mike” and “Money.’ The starter at Star is junior Oluwaseun Idowu, who leads the team in tackles.  A 6-foot, 225-pound junior, Idowu will be on the field when the Panthers play Georgia Tech at 12:20 p.m. Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.  Idowu is from Wexford, Pa., the same hometown as possible starting...
Georgia Tech’s Anree Saint-Amour is a ‘He-Man-type dude’

Georgia Tech’s Anree Saint-Amour is a ‘He-Man-type dude’

Everyone can use an advocate, and Georgia Tech defensive end Anree Saint-Amour’s happens to be his teammate Brenatvious Glanton. “I’ve never seen him fail at (lifting) any weight he’s done, like, ever,” said Glanton, a defensive tackle. “I’ve seen (strength-and-conditioning coach John Sisk) tell him, ‘Stop. Don’t put any more weight on.’...
Pat Narduzzi’s high praise for TaQuon Marshall

Pat Narduzzi’s high praise for TaQuon Marshall

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi paid Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall a compliment Wednesday with an estimable comparison. “He reminds me a little bit of Denard Robinson,” Narduzzi said on the ACC teleconference. Robinson completed a heralded career at Michigan in 2012, setting the Big Ten single-season record for total offense and earning league MVP honors in 2010. He was dangerous...
Georgia Tech opposing player to watch, offense: Pitt quarterback

Georgia Tech opposing player to watch, offense: Pitt quarterback

On this week’s depth chart, Pitt lists quarterbacks Max Browne and Ben DiNucci with the “or” designation, so coach Pat Narduzzi isn’t tipping his hand on the matter of who will start when the Panthers play Georgia Tech at 12:20 p.m. Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.  After Pitt pushed Youngstown State aside in the season opener, the competition picked up considerably in...
KeShun Freeman praying for family, friends of Scout Schultz

KeShun Freeman praying for family, friends of Scout Schultz

Georgia Tech defensive end KeShun Freeman said he has been in prayer for the family and friends of Scout Schultz, the Tech student who was shot and killed by campus police Saturday. “When tragedies like this strike the school, the best thing to do is keep the people who were involved in mind, the families,” Freeman said. Freeman took solace in what he called a legacy, noting the superior...
Georgia Tech depth chart vs. Pitt

Georgia Tech depth chart vs. Pitt

Here is Georgia Tech’s depth chart for Saturday’s game vs. Pitt. Game time is 12:20 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The game will be televised on WUPA/Channel 69. (Note: The depth chart was released Tuesday. The asterisk indicates the players are listed as even on the depth chart.) 16 TaQuon Marshall 5-10 180 JR *11 Matthew Jordan 6-2 208 JR *7 Lucas Johnson 6-3 210 RFr *4 Jay Jones 6-0 188...
Georgia Tech question of the week: vs. Pittsburgh

Georgia Tech question of the week: vs. Pittsburgh

As Georgia Tech readies to open ACC play against Pittsburgh on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium, here’s one question that looms over the Yellow Jackets: The obvious benefit for having its game against Central Florida canceled because of the effects from Hurricane Irma was needed rest. Georgia Tech had played two games in six days and was dragging in the second game, a 37-10 win over Jacksonville...
5 things to know from Paul Johnson’s news conference

5 things to know from Paul Johnson’s news conference

Highlights, quotes and notes from Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s news conference Tuesday in advance of Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. 1. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi hasn’t named a starting quarterback for the Tech game, but Johnson suspected it would be Ben DiNucci, the backup through the first three games. DiNucci came on in place of Max Browne in the second quarter of the 59-21...
Johnson interested in adding 12th Georgia Tech game

Johnson interested in adding 12th Georgia Tech game

As it turns out, Georgia Tech may attempt to schedule a game during its open date. In his weekly news conference Tuesday, coach Paul Johnson said that there have been internal conversations about arranging a 12th regular-season game to make up for the Central Florida matchup that was canceled because of Hurricane Irma. “If you could find somebody, maybe the open date,” he said. A team...
Georgia Tech keys to defeating Pittsburgh

Georgia Tech keys to defeating Pittsburgh

Georgia Tech is feeling a need for payback against Pittsburgh in its ACC opener Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium, as the Panthers have won both games on last-minute field goals. The Yellow Jackets will have to take care of a number of objectives to secure a win. Here are three of the more critical ones. In interviews Monday following the first practice of the week, both quarterback TaQuon Marshall and...
J.J. Green explains why he loves noon kickoffs

J.J. Green explains why he loves noon kickoffs

Georgia Tech was assigned another noon-hour game Monday, the September 30 game against North Carolina at Bobby Dodd Stadium. It undoubtedly prompted some grumbling among some Yellow Jackets fans. None from A-back J.J. Green, though. Green said he loves noon games. His explanation for his preference for early games: “You don’t want to sit around all day, but also the other team has got...
Georgia Tech returns to practice after weekend off

Georgia Tech returns to practice after weekend off

Georgia Tech returned to practice Monday after taking the weekend off following the cancellation of its road game against UCF due to Hurricane Irma. Players reported feeling fresh after having played their first two games, against Tennessee and Jacksonville State, in a span of six days. “You run faster, you cut better because your legs aren’t as dead, they don’t feel as heavy,&rdquo...
Reassessing the Coastal Division after three weeks

Reassessing the Coastal Division after three weeks

After three weeks, the ACC Coastal Division picture is clearer, at least by a little. A division where a 6-2 league record is usually good enough to win it, the Coastal again is tough to call. A look at the division’s seven teams going into the fourth week of the season, when three teams (Duke, Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh) will play their ACC openers. Preseason poll: Sixth Record: 3-0 &ndash...
WR Malachi Carter is commitment No. 15 for Georgia Tech

WR Malachi Carter is commitment No. 15 for Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech received its 15th commitment for the 2018 signing class from Mountain View High wide receiver Malachi Carter, who announced his decision on Twitter on Sunday. Carter is a three-star prospect (247 Sports) who reported offers from Louisville, N.C. State and Iowa State, among others. Carter is listed at 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds. He is the second wide receiver in the class, along with P.J...
4 Tech notes for your reading pleasure

4 Tech notes for your reading pleasure

A four-pack of Georgia Tech tidbits heading into the weekend. Freshman B-back Jerry Howard, on what he experienced running 65 yards for a touchdown Saturday against Jacksonville State in his first college game: “It can’t be real.” Howard’s run was the longest by a Tech freshman since Jonathan Dwyer also hit a 65-yarder against Samford in 2007. Linebacker T.D. Roof had an impressive...
Georgia Tech youth making big plays

Georgia Tech youth making big plays

Part of the intrigue in Power Five programs scheduling FCS teams is the opportunity to rest starters and get younger players on the field for the first time.    Unfortunately for Georgia Tech last weekend at Bobby Dodd Stadium, that opportunity seemed largely in question leading to the game -- and in the first half.  As one of the top FCS schools in the country, Jacksonville State...
Harrison Butker now on Panthers practice squad

Harrison Butker now on Panthers practice squad

Harrison Butker, Georgia Tech’s all-time leading scorer, has re-joined the Carolina Panthers as a member of their practice squad. Butker, whom the team drafted in the seventh round, was cut Wednesday and was available to join the practice squad after clearing waivers. Butker made the announcement Thursday from his Twitter account. <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"...
Keeping Georgia Tech’s TaQuon Marshall healthy

Keeping Georgia Tech’s TaQuon Marshall healthy

After playing two games in six days, Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall had appropriate plans for this weekend, now open after Central Florida canceled its game against the Yellow Jackets. “Rest up,” Marshall said. “I’m going to be 150 percent by the time Pitt comes, so I’ll be ready.” Marshall was disappointed that the Jackets’ game against UCF was...
Georgia Tech in final three for Virginia guard

Georgia Tech in final three for Virginia guard

Georgia Tech is in the final three for guard Xavier Johnson of Arlington, Va. Johnson posted his final three Wednesday, placing Tech in the group along with Nebraska and Georgetown. He is rated a three-star guard by 247 Sports and a four-star prospect by ESPN. Johnson, 6-foot-3, cut his list down from a top six he selected in early August. After the commitment of Kristian Sjolund on August 20, coach...
Georgia Tech seeks technological edge to hone shooting

Georgia Tech seeks technological edge to hone shooting

A couple of steps behind the free-throw line, Josh Okogie tossed up soft jumpers in the sunlit gym at Georgia Tech’s Zelnak Basketball Center. A computerized voice provided immediate feedback on the angle of his shots as they descended on the basket. “Forty-three. Forty-four. Forty-six,” spoke the voice as Okogie fed a series of shots through the rim. For the Yellow Jackets&rsquo...
Does Schniederjans fit in Tour Championship – and other playoff questions

Does Schniederjans fit in Tour Championship – and other playoff questions

With back-to-back runner-up finishes in the FedEX Cup playoffs, Jordan Spieth looks to remain No. 1 headed to East Lake. (Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) LAKE FOREST, Ill. – One of the plentiful players still standing in the FedEx Cup playoffs with state of Georgia ties slowed on his way to the practice range to autograph various items for fans lining the way. It raised...
Injury updates for Georgia Tech

Injury updates for Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech will get starting defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson back in the lineup for its game Sept. 23 against Pittsburgh. Cerge-Henderson suffered a leg injury in the season opener and did not play against Jacksonville State. Brentavious Glanton started in his place. Tech will not have either linebacker David Curry or offensive tackle Andrew Marshall back, however. Both suffered leg injuries...
Georgia Tech disappointed over cancellation of UCF game

Georgia Tech disappointed over cancellation of UCF game

Georgia Tech players expressed disappointment over not being able to play against Central Florida on Saturday after the game was canceled Monday because of effects of Hurricane Irma. “We’re always ready to play,” quarterback TaQuon Marshall said Wednesday following the team’s practice. “We were looking forward to playing. I know a lot of the guys from Florida were looking...
Tech offered to play UCF at Bobby Dodd Stadium

Tech offered to play UCF at Bobby Dodd Stadium

Georgia Tech offered to host Saturday’s game against Central Florida, which canceled the game because of the effects of Hurricane Irma. “I think our administration offered to play the game here, and I don’t think (UCF) had an interest in that,” coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday on the ACC’s weekly teleconference. Tech and UCF had a home-and-home arranged, with the...
Georgia Tech won’t seek replacement game

Georgia Tech won’t seek replacement game

On the heels of the cancellation of Georgia Tech’s game against Central Florida this weekend, the team will not try to find a replacement game and play it during its open date. Tech will keep its open date, which is Oct. 7, a week before the Yellow Jackets’ trip to Miami. That game has been moved from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14. A team spokesman confirmed the decision Tuesday, a day after...
Why UCF cancellation could work to Georgia Tech’s advantage

Why UCF cancellation could work to Georgia Tech’s advantage

Georgia Tech has lost a game, though not on the field. But the cancellation of the Yellow Jackets’ game at Central Florida on Saturday may not be the worst thing. Yes, there was opportunity for Tech’s defense to continue the progress made against Jacksonville State. The offense could regain its footing after a so-so run-game performance against the Gamecocks. And Yellow Jackets players...
16.7 percent of Georgia Tech’s schedule has changed. We assess

16.7 percent of Georgia Tech’s schedule has changed. We assess

Paul Johnson after Jacksonville State. (Hyosub Shin/AJC) We stipulate that any sporting event pales alongside the concerns of Real Life, and lately Real Life has brought hurricanes and evacuations and floods and wind damage and power outages and gas shortages and human hardship untold. Not long ago, these fingers typed an assertion that, &ldquo...
NCAA waiver could make Tech bowl eligible after cancellation of game

NCAA waiver could make Tech bowl eligible after cancellation of game

While hardly the most grave concern during a hurricane, some Georgia Tech fans may be wondering what the cancellation of Saturday's game between Georgia Tech and the University of Central Florida could mean for the Yellow Jackets' bowl eligibility. NCAA rules regarding bowl eligibility do not address teams that can't play their full 12-game seasons. However,  Tech - or any team that ends up 5-6...
Georgia Tech-UCF game in Orlando canceled

Georgia Tech-UCF game in Orlando canceled

Georgia Tech’s game against UCF this Saturday in Orlando, Fla., has been canceled due to effects of Hurricane Irma. The decision was confirmed by a Tech spokesman. The game will not be made up this year. The schools have a two-game contract, with the return game at Tech scheduled for 2020. Tech’s next game will be its ACC opener Sept. 23 against Pittsburgh at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Tech cited...
TaQuon Marshall’s high-school coach ‘tickled to death for him’

TaQuon Marshall’s high-school coach ‘tickled to death for him’

When Dwight Jones arrived at Harris County High prior to TaQuon Marshall’s senior season, the coach wanted to run some of the offense out of the Wing-T, a look not too dissimilar from Georgia Tech’s spread-option offense. Marshall hesitated. Having played strictly out of the shotgun until that point, he wasn’t sure he could take snaps from under center. But Marshall figured...
Tech-Pitt kickoff time scheduled

Tech-Pitt kickoff time scheduled

Georgia Tech’s September 23 game against Pittsburgh at Bobby Dodd Stadium has been scheduled for 12:20 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network. The game is one of seven under ACC control being played that day. Tech and the ACC Network, broadcast in the Atlanta market on CW69, were frequent partners last season. The Yellow Jackets were on the ACC Network four times last season. Tech...
Tech-UCF game remains scheduled

Tech-UCF game remains scheduled

Georgia Tech’s game at the University of Central Florida was still scheduled to be played this Saturday as of Sunday. While Tech’s campus will be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to the anticipated heavy winds and rainfall from Hurricane Irma, the team planned to practice and prepare for UCF. Teams that are in season are permitted to continue practicing on campus, so long as conditions...
What Georgia Tech players said after win over Jacksonville State

What Georgia Tech players said after win over Jacksonville State

Comments from Georgia Tech players following the Yellow Jackets’ 37-10 win over Jacksonville State Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. “I felt like we started off slower than we’d like to. I felt like we should have come out a little bit faster and maybe the tempo of the game would have changed on our behalf. But, we came out slow, but we picked it up, and then we got things rolling...
Georgia Tech stuffed early by Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech stuffed early by Jacksonville State

Some may have perceived Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s warnings about the danger of Jacksonville State as coach-speak, but the Gamecocks proved his words as true Saturday. Though the final score of 37-10 may not show it, the Yellow Jackets found themselves in a battle on the Flats. Three consecutive turnovers leading to short-field touchdowns knocked Jacksonville State out of the game, but...
Analyzing Georgia Tech’s win over Jacksonville State

Analyzing Georgia Tech’s win over Jacksonville State

For Georgia Tech, the season opener generated feelings of frustration over what could have been. Game No. 2 might have evoked feelings of gratitude for what had been avoided. Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium, Jacksonville State did what Yellow Jackets opponents typically need to do to secure victory – the Gamecocks thwarted Tech’s vaunted running game. Playing less than five full days after...
Georgia Tech-Miami game gets date change

Georgia Tech-Miami game gets date change

Hurricane Irma made an impact on Georgia Tech’s football schedule. The Yellow Jackets were to play at Miami on Oct. 12, a Thursday night game on ESPN. However, Irma’s impending arrival in Florida led Miami and FSU to postpone their Sept. 16 game in Tallahassee earlier this week. Saturday night, the ACC announced that the Seminoles and Hurricanes will meet Saturday, Oct. 7.  Because...
Not a record, but noteworthy passing effort by Marshall

Not a record, but noteworthy passing effort by Marshall

Monday night against Tennessee, he set an ACC record and multiple school records with 249 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Saturday, what Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall did throwing the ball in the 37-10 win over Jacksonville State wasn’t quite a record, but it was quite remarkable. With the run game playing inconsistently, Marshall gave the Yellow Jackets a spark with big plays...
VIDEO: Recapping Georgia Tech’s win over Jacksonville State

VIDEO: Recapping Georgia Tech’s win over Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech got its first win of the season on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium against Jacksonville State.  Behind three touchdown passes from TaQuon Marshall and three forced turnovers by the defense, the Yellow Jackets won 37-10.  Georgia Tech, who played in a double overtime game on Monday, got off to a slow start against the No. 5 team in the FCS. The Jackets trailed 7-3 late in the...
What Paul Johnson said after the Jacksonville State game

What Paul Johnson said after the Jacksonville State game

Comments from Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson following the Yellow Jackets’ 37-10 win over Jacksonville State Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. “First of all, I’m relieved that it’s over. I think that I’ve said my piece on that, but that’s really, really tough on guys to come back and play. I thought that the defense did a great job starting on the next-to-last series...
Georgia Tech defense elevates in second half Saturday

Georgia Tech defense elevates in second half Saturday

Hidden underneath the offensive explosion by Georgia Tech against Tennessee on Labor Day, the Yellow Jackets defense displayed the same frightening trends that plagued it in 2016.  After a rough 28 minutes to open their game against Jacksonville State at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, the defense appeared to flip on a switch and showcase the areas they promised to be better at in 2017 on their...
Georgia Tech coughs and sputters but does enough to win

Georgia Tech coughs and sputters but does enough to win

Paul Johnson at work against Jax State. (Hyosub Shin/AJC) This was the kind of game coaches – FBS coaches, anyway – dread. The only result against an FCS team that will resonate is if the little guy wins. These were the first words from Paul Johnson, who once coached one of the little guys, after Georgia Tech beat Jacksonville State 37-10: “I’m relieved...
Georgia Tech’s Lawrence Austin sparks turnover frenzy against Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech’s Lawrence Austin sparks turnover frenzy against Jacksonville State

While turnovers cost Georgia Tech in its first game against Tennessee, turnovers bought the Yellow Jackets a victory Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Jackets’ defense forced three timely turnovers against FCS Jacksonville State in a 37-10 win. All three of those turnovers led to touchdowns, which helped Tech turn a four-point deficit into a 16-point lead. Senior cornerback Lawrence Austin...
Report card: Georgia Tech 37, Jacksonville State 10

Report card: Georgia Tech 37, Jacksonville State 10

A review of Georgia Tech’s 37-10 win over Jacksonville State Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. After a gigantic performance against Tennessee, the Yellow Jackets didn’t have nearly the same amount of gas in the tank. The offensive line failed to generate much push, notably on consecutive third-and-2 and fourth-and-1 plays in the second quarter. Backup quarterback Matthew Jordan, in after...
Tech wins big, though it took a while to get going

Tech wins big, though it took a while to get going

As FBS-vs.-FCS goes, this was interesting -- until Jacksonville State started giving the ball away. The Gamecocks led Georgia Tech, last seen gaining 655 yards and scoring 41 points in a game it didn’t win, 7-3 and had a first down at their 49 with 1:40 left in the first half. Whereupon you thought, “Hmm.”  Then Bryant Horn threw a pass to Lawrence Austin, who plays for Tech...
Live blog: Georgia Tech-Jacksonville State

Live blog: Georgia Tech-Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech-Jacksonville State is set to go at 12:30 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium. An idyllic day for football. Nary a cloud in the sky, temperature in the low 70’s, a slight breeze and the field looks pristine. A note or two: It looks like guard Shamire Devine will start; he was working with the first group in pregame warmups at right guard with Parker Braun at left...
5 Georgia Tech stories worth reading before kickoff

5 Georgia Tech stories worth reading before kickoff

Good morning As the 12:30 p.m. kickoff arrives, some suggested reading to get ready for the game: A look at the mistakes that quarterback TaQuon Marshall made in the midst of his record-breaking performance against Tennessee on Monday night, and where he can get better. Paul Johnson: “Was he perfect? Far from it.” The coach explained when Marshall began to separate himself from the competition...
How can TaQuon Marshall improve in his second start?

How can TaQuon Marshall improve in his second start?

After breaking a 73-year school record the previous night, Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall’s reception to his first class Tuesday was something less than Twitter-worthy. “Some of my classmates told me I played well,” Marshall said. Perhaps others were hoping for more than 249 rushing yards and five touchdowns, both of which set Tech modern-era records (most rushing yards...
Unhappy Tech defense plans fixes for Jacksonville State

Unhappy Tech defense plans fixes for Jacksonville State

Georgia Tech nickel back Lawrence Austin was in no mood for praise Wednesday. Asked about his performance against Tennessee – seven tackles, two of which stopped the Volunteers on third-down plays, and a jarring pass breakup – Austin deflected. “The game wasn’t good enough,” Austin said. “Nobody played good enough to win. So we didn’t get the turnovers on...
Hurricane Irma: Tech gives away tickets to evacuees for home opener

Hurricane Irma: Tech gives away tickets to evacuees for home opener

Georgia Tech president Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, athletic director Todd Stansbury and football coach Paul Johnson extended invitations to those displaced by Hurricane Irma to attend Saturday’s football game against Jacksonville State, the Institute announced on Friday.  Residents of counties in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina that are under evacuation can claim...
No schadenfreude in the Pats’ loss: They should’ve lost in February

No schadenfreude in the Pats’ loss: They should’ve lost in February

Dazed and confused. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Seven writers for MMQB, SI.com’s pro football offshoot, made their Super Bowl picks this week . Five picked New England to return to the Super Bowl. Two picked the Patriots to repeat as champs. Two, it should be noted, tapped the Falcons to win a second consecutive NFC title, and only...
More than 130 former Georgians on NFL opening-day rosters

More than 130 former Georgians on NFL opening-day rosters

There are more than 130 former Georgia high school football players on NFL rosters – at least one on all 32 teams – entering the 2017 season openers this week, according to research by GHSF Daily. The Kansas City Chiefs, with 10, have the most. The Tennessee Titans have eight. The Cincinnati Bengals, Carolina Panthers and Miami Dolphins have seven each. The Falcons...
Q&A with a Jacksonville State writer

Q&A with a Jacksonville State writer

For insight into Georgia Tech’s opponent Saturday, we turn to Mark Edwards, sports editor for The Anniston (Ala.) Star, who covers Jacksonville State. You can follow him on Twitter here and read the Star’s coverage of the Gamecocks here. Q:What’s the most important thing about Jacksonville State that Georgia Tech fans should know? A: Don’t underestimate the quarterback...
5 observations of Georgia Tech’s basketball schedule

5 observations of Georgia Tech’s basketball schedule

Georgia Tech’s ACC schedule was released Thursday by the ACC. The 18 games run from Dec. 30 (at Notre Dame) through March 3 (Wake Forest at McCamish Pavilion). Here are 5 observations about the Tech schedule. 1. Tech’s rise in prominence after coach Josh Pastner’s first season is reflected in its 13 games on the ESPN family of networks. The Yellow Jackets played in nine games...
Georgia Tech’s ACC schedule released

Georgia Tech’s ACC schedule released

The ACC released its league schedule for the 2017-18 season Thursday. For Georgia Tech, conference play will begin Dec. 30 at Notre Dame and conclude March 3 with a home game against Wake Forest. Perhaps the most awaited home date will be the Feb. 11 visit from Duke, which could begin the season ranked No. 1 in the country.  Here is Tech’s full schedule: (Home games are listed in all CAPS...
Georgia Tech’s Shamire Devine reminds why he was wanted

Georgia Tech’s Shamire Devine reminds why he was wanted

Lost in the dazzling performance of a debuting quarterback and a heartbreaking loss Monday night in Georgia Tech’s season opener, Shamire Devine reminded everyone why he once stood as a coveted recruit. Now in his fifth year on the Flats, Devine’s career has been mostly inconsistent -- filled with stretches of productive play supported by a starting role and other stints that put him on...
Where to watch, listen to Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech

Where to watch, listen to Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech

Five days after a double-overtime loss to No. 25 Tennessee, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will host Jacksonville State in their 2017 home opener.  Here are a few quick notes about the game: Game time: 12:30 p.m. Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta TV: In Atlanta, on Fox Sports South; elsewhere, on Raycom Sports Network (RSN)Radio: The game can be heard on the Georgia Tech IMG...
How Paul Johnson chose to go with TaQuon Marshall

How Paul Johnson chose to go with TaQuon Marshall

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson went into spring practice hoping that quarterback Matthew Jordan could solidify the starting job in a four-man competition to succeed Justin Thomas. He left the spring believing TaQuon Marshall was likely his guy. In the spring, Johnson said Wednesday, Marshall began to separate himself from Jordan and freshmen Lucas Johnson and Jay Jones. He showed the playmaking that...
11 best places to watch college football in Atlanta

11 best places to watch college football in Atlanta

Atlanta's got an extremely flavorful melting pot of college football fans — though it may seem at times Bulldogs fans monopolize that pot. No matter who you're rooting for this fall, when you can't travel from Atlanta to see your favorite play, don't despair. These metro Atlanta bars welcome fan bases from all over, each with its own specialty: Hudson Grille Sandy Springs (Ohio...
Hurricane Irma: Football games canceled, moved by storm

Hurricane Irma: Football games canceled, moved by storm

In anticipation of the worst hurricane to hit Florida since 1992’s Hurricane Andrew, several college football and one NFL game have been moved or postponed. Here’s a list of the games that have been impacted so far: The NFL announced Wednesday that the Buccaneers and Dolphins will not play Sunday’s game at Miami Gardens’ Hard Rock Stadium. The Bucs and Dolphins...
More freshmen will remove redshirts for Georgia Tech

More freshmen will remove redshirts for Georgia Tech

After Georgia Tech played four freshmen in the season opener against Tennessee, coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday that more members of the 2017 signing class will see playing time this season. Tech plays Jacksonville State Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Against the Volunteers, punter Pressley Harvin and linebackers Jaquan Henderson, Bruce Jordan-Swilling and T.D. Roof all played, almost entirely...
Georgia Tech’s Clinton Lynch expected to return from injury

Georgia Tech’s Clinton Lynch expected to return from injury

Georgia Tech A-back Clinton Lynch is expected to play in Saturday’s game against Jacksonville State after missing the season opener Monday against Tennessee with a lower-body injury. Defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson, who left the Tennessee game with a leg injury, may play as well. Lynch practiced Wednesday, coach Paul Johnson said after the day’s practice. “It’ll be good...
Putting Georgia Tech’s offensive game into context

Putting Georgia Tech’s offensive game into context

On Tuesday, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson allowed that, after the first two series of the season opener against Tennessee, the offense’s execution was “pretty good.” This qualifies as high praise from Johnson. In 2011, after Tech set school modern-era records for rushing yards (604), total offense (768) and scored nine touchdowns and one field goal in its first 11 possessions against...
Kicking competition continues at Georgia Tech

Kicking competition continues at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech kickers Shawn Davis and Brenton King will continue their competition after a subpar performance by Davis in Monday night’s season opener against Tennessee. “We’ll let ’em compete this week and see what happens,” coach Paul Johnson said after Tuesday’s practice. “We competed out there a little bit (Tuesday), and it wasn’t much different.&rdquo...
Tech begins Jacksonville State prep with injury uncertainty

Tech begins Jacksonville State prep with injury uncertainty

Less than 24 hours after losing in double overtime to Tennessee, Georgia Tech began preparations for its Saturday matchup with Jacksonville State at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The Yellow Jackets had a brief practice Tuesday to address mistakes made in the 42-41 loss in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game and to do conditioning work. The team will not practice in pads this week, a rarity for a Johnson-coached team...
How did Tennessee game answer Tech’s preseason questions?

How did Tennessee game answer Tech’s preseason questions?

Leading into Georgia Tech’s season opener Monday night, coach Paul Johnson spoke about his comfort with the four quarterbacks on his depth chart. He was hopeful about B-back KirVonte Benson as a replacement for the dismissed Dedrick Mills, despite the fact that Benson had never played a snap at the position. He struck a wait-and-see tone with the defense and had concerns about the kicking game...
How Georgia Tech-Tennessee rated on Atlanta, national TV

How Georgia Tech-Tennessee rated on Atlanta, national TV

ESPN’s telecast of the Georgia Tech-Tennessee game Monday night drew a 12.8 local rating in the Atlanta TV market.  Nationally, the game delivered a 3.3 overnight rating.  Those figures mean 12.8 percent of TV homes in the Atlanta market and 3.3 percent of homes across the nation’s 56 metered markets tuned in on average.  Tennessee won the game – the second of two...
How Dedrick Mills has fared after dismissal from Tech

How Dedrick Mills has fared after dismissal from Tech

Dedrick Mills has a total of seven carries in his two games Garden City (Kan.) Community College after his dismissal from Georgia Tech. Mills has gained 61 yards on the carries in two victories. Mills was dismissed from the Georgia Tech football team last month for a violation of team rules. He soon after enrolled at Garden City, a powerhouse in the junior-college ranks that won the national championship...
ACC honors for TaQuon Marshall

ACC honors for TaQuon Marshall

After a historic night in his starting debut, Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall was an easy selection for ACC offensive back of the week, announced Tuesday. Against Tennessee Monday night in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game, Marshall earned his first ACC player of the week honors for rushing for 249 yards, which set ACC and school records for rushing yards by a quarterback. His totals for rushing...
TaQuon Marshall breaks ACC, Georgia Tech records in first start 

TaQuon Marshall breaks ACC, Georgia Tech records in first start 

In his first start at quarterback, Georgia Tech’s TaQuon Marshall set three Georgia Tech records in the Yellow Jackets’ 42-41 double-overtime loss to Tennessee Monday.  Marshall set school records for most rushing touchdowns (five), carries (44) and rushing yards by a quarterback (249). Marshall became the first Georgia Tech quarterback with at least three rushing touchdowns ...
No fun with numbers: Georgia Tech’s loss still doesn’t add up

No fun with numbers: Georgia Tech’s loss still doesn’t add up

He can’t believe it, either. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) After a few hours, too few of them spent sleeping, we try again to comprehend the incomprehensible: Tennessee 42, Georgia Tech 41 (2OT). Again we fail.  Tech outgained Tennessee by 279 yards in regulation. Tech also outgained Tennessee by seven yards in overtime.  Tennessee gained 379 yards as a team...
Fans react to Georgia Tech going for two in double overtime

Fans react to Georgia Tech going for two in double overtime

In double overtime, Georgia Tech went for two. Paul Johnson explained the play call in his post-game press conference Monday night.  “It was a counter action,” coach Johnson explained. “We’d set up and we’d run a bunch of two-point plays out of that web thing, a pick screen out of the thing, so we are going to bring the motion, and they took the safety over there...
What’s the deal with trash can on Tennessee sideline?

What’s the deal with trash can on Tennessee sideline?

If you were watching Monday night’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between Georgia Tech and Tennessee and wondered what the trash can labeled “Team 121” on the Volunteers' sideline was about, you’re not alone. Several times during the ESPN broadcast, a Tennessee staffer was shown lifting the large gray trash can.  After the game, the staffer ran the trash can on the field...
Georgia Tech, Tennessee by the numbers

Georgia Tech, Tennessee by the numbers

Monday night’s Chick-fil-A kickoff game was full of offense for Georgia Tech, but the Yellow Jackets lost to Tennessee 42-41 in double overtime after an attempt to go for two.  Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson was not pleased with the loss, and he made that clear in his post-game press conference.  “I don’t think I’ve ever been in a game where you run 96 plays...
Relive TaQuon Marshall’s five touchdowns from the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

Relive TaQuon Marshall’s five touchdowns from the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets may have lost a heartbreaker to the No. 25 Tennessee Volunteers, but it was a loss quarterback TaQuon Marshall is not likely to forget. The junior put on a record-breaking show Monday night in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game -- a 42-41 double overtime loss. Marshall rushed for 249 yards and five touchdowns on 44 carries. His yardage is the most ever by a Georgia Tech...
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