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Georgia Tech B-back Quaide Weimerskirch expected to practice next week
Georgia Tech freshman B-back Quaide Weimerskirch, who suffered a foot injury in the spring that required surgery, should be back practicing next week prior to the season opener against Alcorn State Sept. 3. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

7:23 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

Georgia Tech B-back Quaide Weimerskirch, who suffered a foot injury during spring practice that required surgery, could return to practice next week. “I think he’s going to get turned loose next week,” coach Paul Johnson said after the team’s practice Wednesday. “We’ll see.” It follows a timeline that Johnson gave ...
Georgia Tech freshman safety A.J. Gray a quick study, in line to play
Georgia Tech freshman safety A.J. Gray, from Washington County, is expected to play a role on special teams for the Yellow Jackets this season. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

8:35 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Georgia Tech safety A.J. Gray arrived on campus this summer with perhaps the most impressive credentials of any member of his signing class. He was named the state of Georgia’s player of the year by multiple organizations, including the AJC, was a Parade All-American and led Washington County to back-to-back ...
Georgia Tech growing antsy for season opener
Georgia Tech linebacker Tyler Marcordes said that the team must remain focused on improvement as the preseason ends. (GT Athletics/Austin Foote)

8:07 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

Georgia Tech players have grown weary of the repetitiveness of the preseason and are eager for something new. The Yellow Jackets conducted their 23rd practice in preparation for the season Tuesday, another full-pads session. No. 16 Tech opens the season Sept. 3 against Alcorn State at Bobby Dodd Stadium. “I ...
Georgia Tech offensive line coach not happy with starters, backups
Georgia Tech offensive line coach Mike Sewak said that “you’ve just got to demand” the required intensity for practice. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 8:24 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015

With the starting offensive line basically set, Georgia Tech offensive line coach Mike Sewak is auditioning candidates for dependable backups to play in a rotation. His problem is evidently not a multitude of options. “We had a couple practices where one guy would do well and they would come right ...
Georgia Tech A-back rotation clarifying
Georgia Tech A-back Isiah Willis is hanging on to his spot atop the A-back depth chart. (GT Athletics/Danny Karnik)

10:07 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

The A-back rotation has tightened up for Georgia Tech. Coach Paul Johnson said that the offense has been rolling “five or six” A-backs during practice, adding that the game rotation might be smaller. A-backs Broderick Snoddy, Isiah Willis and Qua Searcy are at the top of the depth chart. Following ...
For wide receiver depth, Georgia Tech safety Jalen Johnson moved over
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is looking for more help from the wide receivers. BRANDEN CAMP/SPECIAL

8:38 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

Georgia Tech is still looking for wide receivers. Coach Paul Johnson moved defensive back Jalen Johnson to receiver prior to Monday’s practice in hopes of finding another player who can contribute at the position. Paul Johnson said he moved the redshirt freshman there “to see if he can beat the ...
UGA is No. 9, Tech No. 16 in first AP poll
Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes hugs quarterback Cardale Jones in the fourth quarter against the Oregon Ducks during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Updated: 5:54 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

It’s a consensus: Pollsters thinks Georgia is going to be a Top 10 team this year. The Bulldogs, who ended last year as the nation’s No. 9-ranked team, will open 2015 with a No. 9 ranking, according to the writers and broadcasters who vote in The Associated Press poll. The ...
Tech ranked No. 16 in preseason A.P. poll
Georgia Tech is ranked No. 16 in the preseason Associated Press poll, the first time the Yellow Jackets have appeared in the preseason poll since 2010. Tech was ranked No. 16 that year, as well. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

3:36 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

Georgia Tech will begin the season ranked No. 16 in the Associated Press poll, released Sunday. As is the case with the coaches poll, it’s the first time that the Yellow Jackets have been ranked in the preseason since 2010. Tech is No. 17 in the coaches poll.It’s recognition of ...
Georgia Tech season-ticket sales surging
Bobby Dodd Stadium will have the most season-ticket holders since 2009. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

5:54 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

On the heels of a historic season and with an appetizing home schedule upcoming, Georgia Tech has enjoyed a windfall in season-ticket sales. The athletic department has received a 12 percent increase in sales of season tickets and is projecting more than 33,500 orders from fans, students and staff.It is ...
Kicking scrimmage closes practice week for Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech kicker Harrison Butker said he kicked better at the end of Saturday’s special-teams scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

4:02 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

Georgia Tech conducted a special-teams scrimmage Saturday morning at Bobby Dodd Stadium, a workout that started off shaky before recovering. “It was O.K.,” coach Paul Johnson said. “We didn’t kick the ball particularly well. There was a lot of errors and a lot of things we can work on, so ...
Georgia Tech B-back Patrick Skov adds new flavor
Georgia Tech B-back Patrick Skov on playing in an offense where he can carry the ball more: “You get maybe a little more attention, but that’s not why we we play football. You play football to win games.” (Georgia Tech Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

3:21 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

Georgia Tech’s newest B-back lived for five years in Mexico. He is in the process of applying for Mexican citizenship. And it’s conceivable Patrick Skov, who is in competition for the starting B-back job after coming to Tech as a graduate transfer from Stanford, might not be at Tech without ...
Group calls Georgia Tech chaplain role ‘unconstitutional’
Georgia Tech’s chaplain Derrick Moore prays with the football team after defeating the Miami Hurricanes at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, October 4, 2014. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Updated: 10:23 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

Georgia Tech president G.P. “Bud” Peterson has been asked to address the role of football team chaplain Derrick Moore by a group identifying itself as a watchdog for the separation of church and state. The Freedom From Religion Foundation charged Tech with holding policies that “fail to properly protect your ...
Which members of the Georgia Tech freshman class could play this fall?
Georgia Tech B-back Marcus Marshall is being counted on to play this season as a first-year freshman, one of several who could skip their redshirt season. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

8:17 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

A few members of Georgia Tech’s freshman class are clearly going to be on the field this fall. A number more out of the 26-player class appear likely to join them. “I think several of them are going to play,” coach Paul Johnson said following Wednesday’s preseason practice. “We’re excited. ...
KirVonte Benson changes plans, enrolls for fall term
Georgia Tech A-back signee KirVonte Benson has enrolled for the fall semester, a change of earlier plans to wait until January. (SPECIAL/BRANDEN CAMP)

9:24 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Georgia Tech signee KirVonte Benson, who tore his ACL during his senior season at Marietta High and planned to enroll in January, has begun classes this semester. Benson, who ran for 3,587 yards in two seasons, is expected to play A-back. “He decided he wanted to come to school,” coach ...
Georgia Tech’s Patrick Skov eager for victories, MBA
While saying he couldn’t have had a better expereince at Stanford, Georgia Tech B-back Patrick Skov said Tuesday that he “couldn’t be any happier with the decision I’ve made” to transfer to Tech as a graduate student. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

In Georgia Tech’s scrimmage this past Saturday, B-back Patrick Skov had two-thirds the number of carries (eight) that he’d been given all last season as a Stanford fullback (12). Following the Yellow Jackets’ preseason practice Tuesday, though, the graduate transfer asserted that isn’t why he traded northern California for Atlanta. ...
What’s reasonable improvement for the Georgia Tech defense?
Georgia Tech safety Jamal Golden on the Yellow Jackets’ fervor in the preseason: “We try to get all 11 guys to the ball each snap and guys are running their tails off and trying to make a play. They’re not just satisfied with just getting to the ball. They want to get a piece of it and get a lick on the ball carrier. We’ve really been preaching effort because if you mess up, you can’t mess up effort.” (AJC photo)

7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

Whether it knows it, the Georgia Tech defense hopes to emulate Temple. The Yellow Jackets’ defensive mission for this season is to shed itself of its indulgent habits of 2014, when they plucked turnovers with stunning regularity, but otherwise were ineffective at slowing the opposition. Tech celebrated the Orange Bowl ...
Georgia Tech puts walk-ons Alford, Willis on scholarship
Georgia Tech walk-on A-back Isiah Willis has been put on scholarship, along with linebacker Chase Alford.

8:58 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Georgia Tech linebacker Chase Alford and A-back Isiah Willis, both walk-ons, have been put on scholarship. Coach Paul Johnson made the announcement Monday from his Twitter account. Alford and Willis, both juniors, are both in position to receive considerable playing time this season. Willis, from Lassiter High, began the preseason ...
Brad Stewart could start at receiver for Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech freshman wide receiver Brad Stewart has impressed coaches and teammates since the beginning of the preseason. Quarterback Justin Thomas said Saturday that Stewart tracks the ball well and “knows how to go up and target it at the right time.” (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

8:50 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Georgia Tech wide receiver Brad Stewart was the last member of the 2015 signee class to receive a scholarship offer. He could be the first player in the class to start for the Yellow Jackets. Injuries coupled with Stewart’s strong play in the preseason have created the possibility. “It’s real ...
B-backs Marcus Marshall, Patrick Skov atop Georgia Tech depth chart
Georgia Tech B-back Marcus Marshall has moved past Marcus Allen on the depth chart and is sharing the first string with graduate transfer Patrick Skov. (GT Athletics/DANNY KARNIK)

8:14 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

Georgia Tech has a dead heat at B-back. Patrick Skov and Marcus Marshall share the top line of the depth chart at the position, coach Paul Johnson said Monday after practice. The two have overtaken Marcus Allen, who began the preseason as the No. 1 but is now on the ...
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