March 30, 2013
Date: Saturday, March 30
Practice: No. 4 (of 14)
Dress: Full pads
Practice notes: Georgia Tech’s first day in full pads was also its first of the spring inside Bobby Dodd Stadium… the Yellow Jackets used most of the day in scrimmage situations and every healthy player saw action… sophomore quarterback Vad Lee had a short touchdown run and redshirt freshman QB Justin Thomas had perhaps the most electric run of the morning… junior B-back Zach Laskey rushed for a touchdown as well… redshirt freshman Lynn Griffin had a nifty interception and returned it for a score… former Yellow Jacket T.J. Barnes watched practice from the sidelines.
Position battle: Injuries to some players have created opportunities for others, especially at wide receiver where Anthony Autry and Travin Henry are sitting out all spring, and returning starter Darren Waller was in red today. That leaves redshirt freshman Micheal Summers, who has been impressive in the early going, and junior Correy Dennis.
Paul Johnson on Saturday’s practice: “As I told the team, it was the good, the bad and the ugly.”
Senior Jeremiah Attaochu on moving to defensive end from outside linebacker: “I like it. I want to be able to do both, so the move has been good.”
By the numbers
David Sims’ five best rushing performances came in the final five games of the 2012 season. In his first nine games of last season, Sims rushed for no more than 55 yards in a game. Over the last five games of the season, he rushed for no less than 62 yards, and in fact increased his total each game. Sims was one yard shy of rushing for 100 yards against USC in the Hyundai Sun Bowl.
Sims Rushing / Last Five Games Of 2012
62 yards at North Carolina
70 yards vs. Duke
71 yards at Georgia
91 yards vs. Florida State
99 yards vs. USC
Next practice: Monday at 3:45 p.m. (closed)
Spring game: Friday, April 19th at 7:30 p.m.
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