Practice Notes 4/19

Kelly Quinlan, Publisher
Jackets Online

ATLANTA-- Georgia Tech's football team held the final practice of spring ball on Wednesday and divided into teams for the annual spring game Friday night in Bobby Dodd Stadium. Head coach Paul Johnson said they will stick with his regular format he has used since he got to Atlanta.

"The white team will be the first team offense and second team defense and the white team is the first team defense and the second team offense," Johnson said. "We just split the coaches up with no rhyme nor reason to it. We will let each teams coaches call the plays."

The biggest question mark for fans will be the quarterback position. Johnson said that he is a lot less worried about which one of his quarterbacks will start than the media or the fans are.

"I've been pleased with all the quarterbacks this spring. That position is the least of my worries," Johnson said. "I think we got some good players there."

Projected starting quarterback Matthew Jordan has missed the last two weeks after a foot injury sidelined him. Junior TaQuon Marshall and redshirt freshmen Jay Jones and Lucas Johnson are battling for the top spot now with hopes of beating out Jordan when he returns. Paul Johnson said he would play any of his four quarterbacks in a game tomorrow.

"All four guys, I would be with playing any of them in a game," Johnson said when asked about the quarterback competition.

Overall the goal for the spring game is to over a fun exhibition for fans, Johnson said.

"I want our guys to stay healthy and go out and have some fun," Johnson said of the spring game. "It is the culmination of spring practice and it is the one-time you play a game when you don't care who wins."


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