Yellow Jackets Report Tuesday, Practice Wednesday

July 28, 2008

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson was a featured guest at today’s College Football Preview Luncheon, sponsored by the Atlanta Sports Council. On Wednesday, he will trade it the suit and tie for shorts and a whistle.

Johnson’s appearance at the Preview Luncheon is the beginning of a busy week for Yellow Jacket football. Players check-in and receive physicals on Tuesday. The first practice is Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Rose Bowl Field. Saturday at 3 p.m. is the Great Jacket Encounter at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

“We’re excited to get practice started,” Johnson said. “We have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time.”

At the Preview Luncheon Monday, Johnson shared center stage with Georgia State head coach Bill Curry, Georgia coach Mark Richt, ESPN analyst Lee Corso and Tony Barnhart of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Practices will be open to the public until further notice. The practice sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week are all at 3 p.m.

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JOHNSON HAS IMPRESSED THE YELLOW JACKETS Following almost every day of practice, leading up to the season opener, we will file a post-practice report. The report will include basic information from practice and quotes from a coach and/or player. We will also have a section in each report where we ask the players one question and post the answers.

Here is the first of those questions to the players:

What is the most impressive thing about Coach Johnson?

His commitment and vision Clyde Yandell
His honesty Mohamed Yahioui
His take-nothing-less-than-the-best attitude Jahi Word-Daniels
His bluntness Bret White
His sternness Logan Walls
His work ethic Levi Walls
His honesty Lance Walls
He can sing Josh Wallace
His work ethic Vance Walker
His straight-forwardness Alex Walker
His determination Dan Voss
His calm attitude Osahon Tongo
He enjoys talking to the players Demaryius Thomas
His leadership Andrew Smith
His enthusiasm Brad Sellers
His swag Albert Rocker
His will to win Michael Ray
His record Steven Powers
His work ethic Michael Peterson
He wins wherever he goes Alex Paquette
He knows the game Josh Nesbitt
He is straight-forward Derrick Morgan
His ability to teach Jonathan Malone
His championship rings James Liipfert
His record Zach Krish
His off-the-field humor Matt Kamp
His work ethic Roddy Jones
His swag Michael Johnson
His truthfulness Brad Jefferson
His intensity DeRon Jasper
His jokes Kyle Jackson
His character Jim Henry
His enthusiasm Robert Hall
He is straightforward and honest Sedric Griffin
His record Andrew Gardner
He shoots you straight Martin Frierson
His record Andrew Folkner
His desire to succeed Zach Fisher
His winning reputation Tyler Evans
His determination Anthony Egbuniwe
His attitude Correy Earls
His ability to persuade and convince Bryce Dykes
His attitude Tyler Davis
His sarcasm Jason Davis
His record Kevin Crosby
He is easy to talk to Lucas Cox
His creativity with the offense Doc Coppage
How hard he works R.B. Clyburn
He is hilarious Tony Clark
He is a real coach Travis Chambers
His toughness Mario Butler
His ability to talk to the players Morgan Burnett
He has humor David Brown
His no-nonsense manner on the field Drew Brannon
How he motivates Shane Bowen
His ability to get us motivated Scott Blair
His dedication Jake Blackwood
The way he pushes us Sean Bedford
His belief in his system Austin Barrick
His attention to detail Tyler Barrett
His leadership and taking charge of the team Anthony Barnes
He has humor Elris Anyaibe
His persuasive talks Chandler Anderson
His sternness Ben Anderson

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