Aug. 13, 2008
ATLANTA – Two-a-day practices at Georgia Tech are almost over, which means classes begin soon (Monday) and the August 28th season opener against Jacksonville State is just 15 days away.
The Yellow Jackets practiced twice Wednesday – full pads in the morning and shells in the afternoon. The Tech players caught a break on the Atlanta weather with temperatures in the mid- to high 70’s and cloudy skies.
Tech spent two periods Wednesday morning working on 3rd-and-5 situations. Back-up safety Troy Garside intercepted a Bryce Dykes pass as one of the highlights. Later in practice, senior quarterback Calvin Booker connected with sophomore Demaryius Thomas on a 35-yard touchdown completion.
On the injury front, sophomore quarterback Josh Nesbitt injured his shoulder when a teammate fell on the shoulder during drills. Nesbitt was held out of Wednesday’s afternoon practice and is listed as day-to-day. Also out is senior All-American candidate Andrew Gardner, the starting left tackle, who is also day-to-day.
The Yellow Jackets will practice once on Thursday (3 p.m.) before holding their final double session Friday (9:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.). Saturday’s practice will be in Bobby Dodd Stadium at 9:30 a.m.
TRIVIA QUESTION (Answer below) Which current Yellow Jacket was selected in the Major League Baseball Draft out of high school?
OFF-THE-FIELD TALENTS VARY AMONG JACKETS We asked the Georgia Tech players to list one talent or skill that they can do better than almost anyone. Two players said “Getting hernias”. Ouch. The most common answer: some type of video game. Below is a complete list of answers:
Question: What is the one thing you can do better than almost anyone?Be big Clyde YandellSpeak French Mohamed YahiaouiPlay solitaire Jahi Word-DanielsCook Ramen noodles Willie WhiteLong snap Bret WhitePlay FIFA 2008 on X-box 360 Logan WallsLaughing at my own jokes Dan VossMotivate Andrew SmithBench press Brad SellersPlay NCAA 2008 Albert RockerPlay Spades Dominique ReeseWakeboarding Michael RayGet away from the defense Josh NesbittPlay Madden Derrick MorganGet hernias while doing plate raises Jonathan MaloneTalk about the Falcons James LiipfertMediate Roddy JonesBalance my diet Michael JohnsonSing DeRon JasperArgue Kyle JacksonDress Cord HowardGeorgia Tech trivia Jim HenryImprovise Robert HallMemorize song lyrics Joseph GilbertGet a sports hernia Troy GarsideSleep Martin FriersonTiger Woods Golf Andrew FolknerTiger Woods Golf on X-Box Tyler EvansRun Correy EarlsPlay soccer Tyler DavisRemember quotes from movies Lucas CoxHit a long golf tee-shot R.B. ClyburnPlay Madden Tony ClarkAnticipate plays Travis ChambersMake people laugh Mario ButlerGuitar Hero Drew BrannonPutt-putt Shane BowenPlay basketball Calvin BookerKick Scott BlairBench press Jake BlackwoodPublic speaking Sean BedfordBlitz on Nintendo64 Austin BarrickSnowboard Tyler BarrettPlay text twist Anthony BarnesJump offsides Elris AnyaibeVideo games Chandler AndersonMovie Quotes Ben Anderson
ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION Redshirt freshman A-back Roddy Jones was drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox.