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Jackets Dodge Storms, Complete Day 2 Of Fall Camp

July 31, 2008

ATLANTA – Despite a 47-minute lightning delay, Georgia Tech completed the second day of fall camp this afternoon at Rose Bowl Fields in helmets and shorts. There is a good chance that the Jackets will not play a game in worse conditions than what they endured for the first 15 minutes of practice this afternoon as a torrential rain storm hit just as they took the field.

“It was tough having to wait out the storm and I think we lost some of our sharpness when we came back,” head coach Paul Johnson said. “Still, we were able to get some good things done today and now can turn our attention to practicing tomorrow in shells when we can turn it up a notch.”

Just seconds after the first horn sounded, a torrential downpour fell on the Jackets as they were stretching. They practiced for 15 minutes in the deluge, before heading for cover at 3:16 PM due to lightning.

Just after 4:00 PM, officials gave the all clear and the players raced back out on the fields to resume practice. They still worked through all of their drills and got some good experience running the new offense in wet conditions. The hour-long severe thunderstorm left several inches of standing water in some spots on the field.

“We were a little sluggish after the rain but practiced hard and got a lot of things accomplished today,” sophomore B-back Jonathan Dwyer said. “We are gaining a little more momentum each day and once we get in pads it will be full steam ahead.”

Tech will practice again tomorrow at 3:00 PM at the Rose Bowl Field. All practices are open to the public until further notice.


The Yellow Jackets have been to a bowl game 11 straight seasons dating back to 1997. How many teams have been to more consecutive bowl games?


Every player has their favorite pre-game meal they like to enjoy before hitting the field. Here is what some of the Jackets said their favorite pre-game meal is:

Some sort of pasta and meat Clyde Yandell

Fettuccine alfredo and grilled chicken Mohamed Yahiaoui

Lobster tails Jahi Word-Daniels

Rice and gravy Willie White

Wheaties Levi Walls

Fried chicken and mashed potatoes Vance Walker

Spaghetti Alex Walker

Spaghetti, fettuccine and veal Dan Voss

Orange beef Osahon Tongo

Chicken and salad Demaryius Thomas

Chicken tenders Luke Snider

Baked chicken and pasta A.J. Smith

Chicken and green beans Brad Sellers

Pizza Albert Rocker

Lasagna Darryl Richard

Steak Paul Reese

Chicken Dominique Reese

Filet with twice-baked potatoes Michael Ray

Spaghetti Steven Powers

Meatballs and spaghetti Michael Peterson

Ribs Jason Peters

Steak and mashed potatoes Alex Paquette

Chicken Josh Nesbitt

Spaghetti Derrick Morgan

Chicken alfredo Jonathan Malone

Grilled chicken, fettuccine alfredo, pineapple James Liipfert

Chicken biscuits and pancakes Jeff Lentz

Steak and potatoes Zach Krish

Baked chicken and mashed potatoes Quincy Kelly

Chicken and mashed potatoes Matt Kamp

Spaghetti Roddy Jones

Steak Brad Jefferson

Steak and shrimp DeRon Jasper

Chicken and macaroni & cheese Cord Howard

Baked chicken, baked potato and banana pudding Jim Henry

Chicken Robert Hall

Broiled shrimp or fried chicken with mac & cheese Sedric Griffin

Fried chicken Joseph Gilbert

Pasta Troy Garside

Chicken Andrew Gardner

Anything Italian Martin Frierson

Pasta Andrew Folkner

Filet with mashed potatoes Zach Fisher

Steak Tyler Evans

Lobster and steak Correy Earls

Steak Bryce Dykes

Pasta Jonathan Dwyer

Pasta Tyler Davis

Any kind of chicken Jason Davis

Steak Kevin Crosby

Steak and potatoes Lucas Cox

Pasta Kevin Cone

Steak R.B. Clyburn

Steak and lobster Tony Clark

Chicken Alfredo Travis Chambers

Chicken Mario Butler

Chicken Morgan Burnett

Steak Drew Brannon

Steak and potatoes Matt Braman

Spaghetti Shane Bowen

Spaghetti Calvin Booker

Steak Scott Blair

Seafood Alfredo Jake Blackwood

Steak and potatoes Sean Bedford

Chicken fingers Austin Barrick

Crabcakes Tyler Barrett

Steak and potatoes Anthony Barnes

Home fries Elris Anyaibe

Pasta Chandler Anderson

Lasagna Ben Anderson


Four…Only Michigan (34), Florida State (27), Florida (18) and Virginia Tech (15) have been to more consecutive bowl games than Georgia Tech.


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