March 23, 2009
Junior Josh Nesbitt is considered one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the ACC. In 2008, he helped Georgia Tech to a 9-4 overall record after being projected as a team that would struggle to even have a winning season. During the past season, Nesbitt proved the ability to come through in the clutch with some outstanding performances. He helped Tech overcome fourth quarter deficits and get conference wins on the road against both Clemson and Boston College. Not only did Nesbitt help the team to prosper, but he also scattered himself throughout the record books. We recently caught up with Nesbitt to ask him about his health, his goals for next year and other tidbits such as finding out the hardest part of being a Division I quarterback.
Q.Who in professional football (past or present) would you compare your style of play to and why?
A. Steve McNair. In his early years, he was a running quarterback and he also has a strong arm.
Q.You are coming off of a strong sophomore season. In what ways do you act as a leader on and off of the field?
A. I didn’t do anything different. I have just been smarter with the game and teach everybody based on my experience.
Q. In 2008, you were plagued by many different injuries. How are you feeling now?
A. I feel great and ready to go.
Q. You’re considered both a passing threat and a running threat. If you had to say one of those was your weakness, which one would it be and what are you doing to improve?
A. We didn’t throw so much last year, so if I had to pick one, I would say my passing game. I’m getting better there and making sure I’m on point with all my passes.
Q. If you could play any other position on the field, what would it be and why?
A. Safety, because I like defense.
Q. Which position or area on the team do you think will be the strongest and why?
A. The team will be the strongest.
Q. As a quarterback, you have to learn all positions on offense. Do you think this is a helpful thing and how does it change your understanding of the game and the offense?
A. It helps, because you know where everyone is coming from and what everybody has to do. You are the general out there on the field.
Q. What is hardest part about being a Division I quarterback and why?
A. The hardest thing would be taking all of the heat.
Q. Who has shown the most improvement in the offseason and why? What did they do or what are they doing?
A. I would have to say everybody on the team. We came out with a different attitude and are working harder than ever both on and off the field.
Q. As a quarterback, what are you doing to prepare for next season and what are you goals both for yourself and the team?
A. My goals are to make sure I’m healthy for the games and to make sure my teammates are right there with me.