TEMPERATURES RISE AT TECH PRACTICE

Aug. 5, 2008

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s lone, two-hour practice Tuesday afternoon came in 95-degree weather at Rose Bowl Fields.

The Yellow Jackets worked on 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 drills before engaging in team drills, wearing full pads for the third-straight day.

Despite the hot weather, players’ spirits were high early as sophomore defensive back Mario Edwards laid a bone-crushing hit on sophomore wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on an end around play that resulted in a fumble, causing a roar from the rest of the defense.

Game situations are being introduced early in camp to the young Tech team. The Yellow Jackets ended practice in team competition with the offense beginning its drives on the one-yard line.

“Field position is important,” head coach Paul Johnson said after practice. “The offense has to get yardage and the defense has to keep from giving it up.”

Highlighting the offense was a nice 15-yard diving catch by Thomas on a pass from sophomore quarterback Josh Nesbitt, and a break-away run from sophomore running back Anthony Allen, a Louisville transfer. The defense stifled the offense with some highlights of its own, causing a couple safeties in the process.

On Wednesday, the team will continue two-a-days with a morning practice at 9:30 a.m. and an evening practice at 5:15 p.m.

TRIVIA QUESTION (Answer below)
Think you know the Yellow Jackets inside and out? Match the current Tech player with his former school:

Anthony Allen TulsaLucas Cox       LousvilleMario Edwards      BYUAnthony Egbuniwe Virginia TechPreston Lyons      ConnecticutLance Walls   Colgate

SILVER SCREEN FAVORITES (Take Two)
Yesterday the players listed their favorite actors. Today, the players answered the question, “Who is your favorite actress? Halle Berry and Jessica Alba pulled away from the rest of the pack as the team favorites:

Question: Who is your favorite actress?Emma Watson     Clyde YandellEva Longoria    Mohamed YahiaouiHalle Berry     Jahi Word-DanielsHalle Berry     Willie WhiteRenee' Zellweger        Bret WhiteJessica Alba    Logan WallsJessica Alba    Lance WallsHalle Berry     Alex WalkerEva Mendez      Osahon TongoJessica Alba    Luke SniderJennifer Aniston        Andrew SmithJessica Biel    A.J. SmithJessica Alba    Brad SellersHalle Berry     Albert RockerHalle Berry     Dominique ReeseNatalie Portman Steven PowersHalle Berry     Michael PetersonAngela Bassett  Jason PetersCameron Diaz    Alex PaquetteAngelina Jolie  Derrick MorganJessica Biel    Jonathan MaloneJessica Simpson James LiipfertEva Longoria    Jeff LentzJessica Alba    Matt KampHalle Berry     Brad JeffersonHalle Berry     DeRon JasperWanda Sykes     Kyle JacksonGabriel Union   Cord HowardJessica Alba    Jim HenryHalle Berry     Robert HallEmma Paige      Joseph GilbertJessica Biel    Troy GarsideGabriel Union   Martin FriersonJessica Biel    Zach FisherJessica Alba    Tyler EvansGabriel Union   Correy EarlsJessica Alba    Bryce DykesHalle Berry     Jonathan DwyerJessica Biel    Tyler DavisJody Foster     Jason DavisCameron Diaz    Lucas CoxJessica Alba    Doc CoppageMegan Fox       R.B. ClyburnHalle Berry     Nick ClaytorAngela Bassett  Tony ClarkHalle Berry     Mario ButlerNaomie Harris   David BrownJessica Alba    Drew BrannonJessica Biel    Matt BramanCameron Diaz    Shane BowenHalle Berry     Calvin BookerJessica Alba    Scott BlairCate Blanchett  Jake BlackwoodJessica Alba    Sean BedfordKate Beckensale Austin BarrickScarlett Johansson      Tyler BarrettAlyssa Milano   Elris AnyaibeJessica Alba    Ben Anderson
ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION

Allen (Louisville) Cox (Connecticut) Edwards (Virginia Tech) Egbuniwe (Tulsa) Lyons (Colgate) Walls (BYU)

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