O'Leary Looks For Sharper Execution

ATLANTA (Apr. 1) — Georgia Tech head coach George O’Leary was pleased with the effort but not the execution after the Yellow Jackets’ second scrimmage of the spring Saturday morning at Rose Bowl Field.

Tech has six practices remaining, including next Saturday’s Springfest Scrimmage at 11 a.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field.

“It was a good scrimmage from the standpoint of effort, but I just see too many guys making mistakes who shouldn’t be making them,” said O’Leary after watching the Yellow Jackets scrimmage for well over an hour.

“I think we needed it because I really need to see some intensity from certain areas,” continued O’Leary. “It picked up as the scrimmage went on and there were some good moments, but there were way too many penalties. I was disappointed in the execution both offensively and defensively. I thought we’d be sharper at this stage and we’re not.”

O’Leary declined to comment on the play of the quarterbacks, preferring to wait until he views the film.

All four candidates– junior George Godsey (Tampa, Fla.), sophomore Jermaine Crenshaw (Greenville, Ala.), and redshirt freshmen Andy Hall (Cheraw, S.C.) and Brian Camp (Dublin, Ohio)–saw action.

Godsey, the backup to Heisman Trophy runner-up Joe Hamilton last fall, completed nine of 15 passes for 92 yards and scored two touchdowns rushing. Hall completed nine passes for 87 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown to Brett Basquin (LaBelle, Fla.) and also had one touchdown rushing. Crenshaw broke a 37-yard run and scored one touchdown. Camp’s highlight was a 39-yard completion to Jon Muyres (Stone Mountain, Ga.), who led the receivers with five catches for 83 yards. Kelly Campbell (Atlanta, Ga.) caught six passes for 45 yards, and Will Glover (Tampa, Fla.) added four receptions for 49 yards.

Tech rotated five running back as Joe Burns (Thomasville, Ga.), Sean Gregory (Homewood, Ill.), Gordon Clinkscale (Doraville, Ga.), Mike Kitchen (Lebanon, Pa.) and Jermaine Hatch (Baton Rouge, La.) all carried the ball. Hatch scored three touchdowns in the goal-line segment.

On defense, cornerbacks Winfred Brown (Marietta, Ga.) and Kelley Rhino (Smyrna, Ga.) and llinebacker Matt Miller (Alpharetta, Ga.) came up with interceptions, and Fred Wright (Lehigh Acres, Fla.), Ira Claxton (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Tony Robinson (Soperton, Ga.) recorded sacks.

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