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)