Yellow Jackets Endure First Day Of Two-A-Days

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.

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