Aug. 4, 2008
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s football team used the morning practice for full-pads and hitting, and a shorter afternoon session for short pants and instruction in the Yellow Jackets’ first two-a-day of 2008.
The morning practice had its share of highs and lows. Sophomore quarterback Josh Nesbitt, who had two long open-field runs, connected with sophomore Demaryius Thomas on a pair of long pass plays against the first-unit defense. The defense also shined at times, forcing fumbles and deflecting passes.
“At times we were terrible and at times we were impressive,” head coach Paul Johnson said. “I thought the effort today was pretty good.”
Both the morning and afternoon practices were shorter than normal – less than two hours each.
When asked by a reporter after Monday evening’s practice if anyone had emerged as a leader, Paul Johnson said: “We need more than one person to be a leader – we need several. I think some of the seniors will step forward. I think Darryl Richard is a leader.
“You don’t have to lead by talking. Michael Johnson leads by playing at a 100 miles per hour.”
The Yellow Jackets will practice just once on Tuesday (3 p.m. at Rose Bowl Field) before resuming two-a-days on Wednesday (9:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.).
TRIVIA QUESTION (Answer below)
Paul Johnson’s Navy teams played Duke in both 2006 and 2007. How many times, in those two games combined, did Navy punt?
SILVER SCREEN FAVORITES
Today’s question to the players: “Who is your favorite male actor?” If it were up to the Yellow Jackets, Denzel Washington would be the Academy Award winner. Below is a look at their answers:
Mark Wahlberg Mohamed YahiaouiWill Smith Jahi Word-DanielsDenzel Washington Willie WhiteRussell Crowe Bret WhiteOwen Wilson Logan WallsTom Hanks Levi WallsJohn Wayne Lance WallsWill Smith Josh WallaceDenzel Washington Vance WalkerDenzel Washington Alex WalkerDenzel Washington Dan VossOmar Epps Osahon TongoWill Ferrell Michael St. DenisMel Gibson Luke SniderWill Smith Andrew SmithAdam Sandler A.J. SmithDenzel Washington Brad SellersDenzel Washington Albert RockerWill Smith Dominique ReeseMatt Damon Michael RayWill Ferrell Steven PowersDenzel Washington Michael PetersonMorgan Freeman Jason PetersMatt Damon Alex PaquetteMike Epps Josh NesbittWill Smith Derrick MorganWill Smith Tyler MeltonDenzel Washington Jonathan MaloneDenzel Washington James LiipfertMark Wahlberg Jeff LentzWill Smith Quincy KellyBruce Willis Matt KampJohnny Depp Michael JohnsonWill Smith Brad JeffersonDenzel Washington DeRon JasperJames Earl Jones Kyle JacksonMike Epps and Bernie Mac Cord HowardMatt Damon Jim HenryWill Smith Robert HallDenzel Washington Sedric GriffinJackie Chan Joseph GilbertWill Smith Troy GarsideWill Smith Martin FriersonDenzel Washington Zach FisherTom Cruise Tyler EvansDenzel Washington Anthony EgbuniweDenzel Washington Correy EarlsWill Ferrell Bryce DykesDenzel Washington Jonathan DwyerDenzel Washington Tyler DavisDenzel Washington Jason DavisAl Pacino Kevin CrosbyWill Ferrell Lucas CoxMark Wahlberg Doc CoppageEddie Murphy Kevin ConeRussell Crowe R.B. ClyburnForest Whitaker Tony ClarkDenzel Washington Travis ChambersDenzel Washington Mario ButlerMike Epps, Eddie Murphy, Cedric the Entertainer Morgan BurnettMorgan Freeman David BrownTom Hanks Drew BrannonDenzel Washington Matt BramanGeorge Clooney Shane BowenDenzel Washington, Eddie Murphy Calvin BookerWill Ferrell Scott BlairDaniel Day-Lewis Jake BlackwoodBen Stiller Sean BedfordJim Carey Austin BarrickChristian Bale Tyler BarrettDenzel Washington Anthony BarnesJet Li Elris AnyaibeWill Ferrell Chandler AndersonRyan Reynolds Ben Anderson
ANSWER TO TRIVIA QUESTION:
Zero. Navy did not punt against Duke in 2006 or 2007.