Aug. 16, 2002
Georgia Tech fans can meet head coach Chan Gailey and the 2002 Yellow Jacket football team at the annual Fan Photo Day, Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Griffin Track.
Coach Gailey and the Tech team, which concluded two-a-day practices Friday, will be available for photographs and autographs. Buzz, the Rambling Wreck and the Tech cheerleaders will also be on hand, and free Georgia Tech football posters will be distributed. Concessions will be available, and the Georgia Tech Bookstore will have Yellow Jacket apparel and memorabilia on sale.
Admission is free, and free parking is available in the Alexander Memorial Coliseum and O’Keefe lots. Fans should utilize the Griffin Track entrance on Fowler Street, adjacent to the Bill Moore Tennis Center. Directions to the Griffin Track are available on Tech’s official athletics website, www.ramblinwreck.com.
The Yellow Jackets open the 2002 season in just two weeks as they host Vanderbilt on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field.
“We’ve been able to do what we set out to do,” said Gailey after Friday’s morning workout. “We’re not there yet. We’re not polished, but we’ve been able to install everything that we wanted to install.”
After watching his squad work on tackling drills, Gailey said, “We’ve got some guys that are very good tacklers and some guys that are learning. That’s what the drill is for, is to teach running and tackling. We’ve got to find out who can make people miss, too.”
The Yellow Jackets return to the practice field Saturday morning for a 9:15 a.m. workout that will include a scrimmage session.
“Execution and effort,” Gailey responded when asked what he would be looking for in Saturday’s scrimmage. “Can they take what we’ve taught the last two weeks and put it into play in a game-type situation.”