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Paul Johnson’s proposal for an eight-team playoff

Updated: 5:51 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016

Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images For Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, a four-team playoff isn’t enough for college football. Given the platform last week at the ACC Kickoff, he suggested again that an eight-team playoff would be a more equitable alternative. “I’m an old guy – I came out of ...

Hawaii offensive lineman Michael Minihan is Tech commitment No. 9
247 Sports

7:31 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Georgia Tech’s recruiting momentum continued Wednesday, when coaches received the commitment from Hawaii offensive lineman Michael Minihan.Minihan, 6-foot-2 and 284 pounds, is the ninth commitment overall, the second this week and the third in the past nine days. Tech now has four offensive lineman committed to its 2017 class.Minihan made ...
New in ’16: Defensive end Jordan Woods could impact quickly

Updated: 1:33 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

247 Sports Before he enrolled at Georgia Tech in June, freshman defensive end Jordan Woods had been studying Boston College game video. But not just the Eagles’ offense. He had been looking at its defense, too. “Because when we go to scout team, I’m out there, and I’m going to ...

One simple way Georgia Tech is trying to improve its pass rush

Updated: 4:23 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Virginia quarterback Matt Johns wasn’t sacked and the Cavaliers converted 7 of 14 third downs when the Cavaliers defeated Georgia Tech last October. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) The solution to Georgia Tech’s pass-rush challenges may not lie solely with greater attention to down and distance, but the Yellow Jackets are counting on ...

Former Tech star Glen Rice Jr. arrested again
Former Georgia Tech star Glen Rice Jr. plays in an exhibition game for the Washington Wizards in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in Oct. 2013. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images)

7:21 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Former Georgia Tech basketball player Glen Rice Jr. has encountered legal trouble again. Rice was arrested and taken to the DeKalb County jail Monday for felony robbery and aggravated battery. He was also charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The arrest was first reported by TMZ. ...
Shamire Devine’s weight is down, endurance is up
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said that guard Shamire Devine’s weight is down 30 pounds from its highest point. (GT Athletics/Danny Karnik)

4:29 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas knows what Shamire Devine can do when he’s in condition to play. In 2014, Devine was a punishing blocker who subbed in at guard, playing a part in Georgia Tech’s record-setting offense.Thomas sees that version returning.“He’s probably the best he’s looked since I’ve been there,” ...
Photos: Where did GT land in ACC preseason poll?
Georgia Tech received a first-place vote from sportswriters voting on the Coastal Division winner of the ACC preseason poll. How did the Jackets fare overall in the voting?

Georgia Tech received a first-place vote from sportswriters voting on the Coastal Division winner of the ACC preseason poll. How did the Jackets fare overall in the voting?

New in ’16: Defensive tackle Chris Martin has big dreams for Tech career

Updated: 6:33 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Georgia Tech freshman defensive tackle Chris Martin at national signing day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com Chris Martin is receiving his first dividends on the investment in his dream. The Georgia Tech freshman defensive tackle said he chose to pass on parties and girls ...

Is picking Georgia Tech sixth in the Coastal really so crazy?

Updated: 6:04 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

“Sixth, huh?” (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) The assembled media at the ACC’s Operation Kickoff have picked Georgia Tech to run sixth in the seven-team Coastal Division. Paul Johnson might scoff at this — he scoffs at everything — but is picking a team that just finished last to finish next-to-last really ...

How Paul Johnson wants Justin Thomas to develop his leadership style

Updated: 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Justin Thomas’ leadership of Georgia Tech is unquestioned. He has twice been voted a captain and his willingness to play hurt and his competitive spirit speak loudly. As Thomas goes into his senior season, Coach Paul Johnson wants a little more from his quarterback, particularly ...

Lineman Demetris Harris becomes Tech’s eighth commitment
Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

4:50 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Demetris Harris, a three-star offensive lineman from Jacksonville, Fla., announced his commitment to Georgia Tech Monday afternoon. He became the eighth player to commit to the Yellow Jackets’ 2017 signing class and its third offensive lineman.Harris, from Robert E. Lee High, was choosing between Wake Forest, South Florida and Tech.“The ...
Georgia Tech picked sixth in ACC Coastal
Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

11:35 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

There’s at least two positives that Georgia Tech fans can take from the ACC preseason media poll.One, the poll has invariably underrated the Yellow Jackets. Two, Tech won’t have to do much to exceed expectations.On the heels of their 3-9 season (1-7 in the ACC), Tech was picked to finish ...
6 things to know about Georgia Tech commit Zach Quinney

Updated: 8:26 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Courtesy Quinney family 1. Three visits to Georgia Tech were enough for Savannah offensive lineman Nick Quinney to bring his recruitment to a close. Quinney, a three-star prospect from Savannah Christian, made a visit to Tech’s campus with his parents two Sundays ago, led by A-backs coach Lamar Owens and ...

Fan Days for Tech, Georgia set for Aug. 6
Georgia and Georgia Tech each will conduct its football Fan Day on Aug. 6. The events are scheduled at the schools’ respective stadiums. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)

5:45 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

The first Saturday in August will give fans of Georgia and Georgia Tech a chance to take photos with Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets football players. Each school will host its annual Fan Day on Aug. 6. While Georgia has not released details other than the date and that the location ...
Jimbo Fisher believes ‘Showtime’ series will help FSU’s focus
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher’s team will be the subject of a season-long Showtime documentary series. Filming has already begun. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

6:12 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Filming crews have already set up shop in Tallahassee, Fla., for the production of a season-long Showtime documentary series starring the Florida State football team.“All summer they’ve been filming us,” FSU running back Dalvin Cook said at the ACC Kickoff.FSU will be the second team to take part in the ...
Once again, ACC Coastal a murky picture
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson will try to lead his team to the ACC Championship game for the fourth time in his tenure. Pittsburgh and coach Pat Narduzzi are aiming for their first Coastal Division title. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5:19 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

The ACC’s Coastal Division — where logic takes a vacation.Last year’s predicted winner, Georgia Tech, finished in last place. The eventual winner, North Carolina, was picked fifth. In 2014, the Yellow Jackets won the division after likewise being projected to finish fifth, and the projected winner, Miami, tied for fifth. ...
Take heart Tech, Johnson’s on edge

Updated: 12:48 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Like the big board in the back says, that’s Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson addressing the media at the ACC Football Kickoff. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) CHARLOTTE – If Paul Johnson’s teams were only as defensive as their coach, Georgia Tech would be unbeaten. This was made clear again here early in ...

Photos: The faces of ACC football
Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson speaks to the media Thursday at the ACC Football Kickoff.

Coaches, players from the 14 schools in the Atlantic Coast Conference gathered for the league's annual preseason meeting with the media.

Georgia Tech’s depth chart going into preseason

Updated: 7:17 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Georgia Tech defensive end KeShun Freeman goes into his third season as a starter for the Yellow Jackets. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Georgia Tech published its post-spring depth chart in its media guide for the 2016 season. Depth charts are to be taken with a grain of salt, ...

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