March 31, 2008
ATLANTA — With former and future Yellow Jackets looking on, current members of the Georgia Tech football team went through just over two hours of practice in full pads Monday at Rose Bowl Fields.
With Tech’s fifth practice of the spring in the books, spring drills are one-third over.
Contact was limited at Wednesday’s practice as the players continue to soak in new systems in place by head coach Paul Johnson. Johnson continues to urge the players to pick up the pace as well as the intensity.
Practices continues Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of this week.
– Junior punt returner/A-back Tyler Evans (shoulder) and senior offensive lineman A.J. Smith (elbow) were among those who sat out at least most of practice with injuries.
– It appeared to be a good day for Tech’s wide receivers, including the walk-ons. Sophomore Correy Earls blew by everyone for a long touchdown pass from Calvin Booker. True freshman Tyler Melton made arguably the catch of the day. Walk-ons R.B. Clyburn and Kevin Cone also had good days.
– One of the interesting races for playing time will come at placekicker, where the Jackets will try to replace first team All-ACC kicker Travis Bell. Sophomore Scott Blair, junior Mohamed Yahiaoui and several untested walk-ons are all competing.