ATLANTA-- Georgia Tech's high-powered offense has had a strong spring, but defensive coordinator Ted Roof says his defensive unit is improving and he is trying to make the most out of the final few practices before the spring game on Friday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Roof said they are not letting up on the kids in the final few days before the first open scrimmage of the spring.
"You want to keep everyone healthy, but you have to strain to get better because we only have so many opportunities. We have to fight and strain to get better. We can't waste any opportunities because before we know it we will be in the that dome kicking it off before you blink," Roof said. "Right now that seems like it is a long way away, but it is not."
Temperatures picked up in the Atlanta area over the weekend nearly touching 90-degrees and Roof said that is good for the team to give them additional adversity.
"It gives you something to push through," Roof said of the heat. "You have to get to the point where you continue to push and strain or you shut it down. We are all a culmination of our habits so we have to keep going and push through. That is something that strains you because there is no immediate gain on the other side because there is no opponent."