2017 Spring Game - Friday, April 21 - 7:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, April 19 - Practice No. 14

Format: 21 periods, helmets, shoulder pads and shorts

Weather: High 70s, Sunny

Today's Buzz: Georgia Tech held the final workout of its 2017 spring practice season on Wednesday afternoon at Rose Bowl Field. The Yellow Jackets practiced in shells (helmets, shoulder pads and shorts) with no contact in anticipation of Friday night's Spring Game at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Weather is expected to be near-perfect (temperatures in the high 70s/low 80s and clear) for the Spring Game, which kicks off at 7 p.m. Parking opens and Wreckfest begins at 5 p.m. Admission and parking are FREE. Rosters for the annual White vs. Gold intrasquad scrimmage will be announced on Thursday.

Quote of the Day: "My goal for the Spring Game is that nobody gets hurt and they go out there and have some fun."
-Head coach Paul Johnson

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Monday, April 17 - Practice No. 13

Format: 21 periods, full pads

Weather: Mid 70s, Sunny

Today's Buzz: Georgia Tech conducted its final practice in full pads this spring with a two-hour workout at Rose Bowl Field before heading to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association's annual Yellow Jacket Celebration. All that remains for the White and Gold is a practice in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts on Wednesday, followed by the Yellow Jackets' much-anticipated Spring Game on Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium (parking opens and WreckFest begins at 5 p.m., toe meets leather at 7 p.m. - parking and admission are FREE).

TGW: Back-and-Forth Scrimmage Sets Up Friday's Spring Game

Quote of the Day: "It strains you because there's no immediate game on the horizon against an opponent. But at the same time, you've go to compete against yourself, not to mention the man across from you."
-Defensive coordinator Ted Roof on keeping players motivated during the stretch run of spring practice

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Saturday, April 15 - Practice No. 12

Format: Scrimmage

Weather: High 60s, Sunny

Today's Buzz: In its second full scrimmage of the spring, Georgia Tech's offense and defense battled over 16 series at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Highlights: Head coach Paul Johnson said after the scrimmage that he was impressed with the play of the first-team offense (against the first-team defense) and the second-team defense (against the second-team offense). Georgia Tech's offense scored on five of its 16 possessions with four touchdowns and a field goal. The 27-yard field goal by Shawn Davis came at the end of a 14-play, 60-yard opening drive that featured 12 running plays (nine by starting B-back Dedrick Mills). Mills' only other action of the day came three series later when he capped the Yellow Jackets' second scoring drive with a 10-yard touchdown run. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jay Jones directed the Jackets' next two scoring drives and accounted for both touchdowns with a 26-yard pass to Quaide Weimerskirch and a 31-yard QB keeper. A-back Nathan Cottrell recorded the day's final touchdown on a five-yard run. Defensively, the Yellow Jackets recovered four fumbles, highlighted by a terrific play by true freshman Jaytlin Askew, who thwarted what looked like it would be a 70-yard touchdown pass by Jones when he chased down the receiver and knocked the ball out of his hands at the one yard line and through the back of the end zone for a touchback. Defensive back Corey Griffin, linebackers Brant Mitchell and Tre Jackson and defensive lineman Anree Saint-Amour were among the Jackets that recovered fumbles.

Quote of the Day: "It was more of a hit-'em-in-the-mouth, between-the-tackles, grind-it-out kind of thing. [A] gut-check type of deal."
-Head coach Paul Johnson on the physical nature of Saturday's scrimmage

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Friday, April 14

#TGW: Follow The Leaders

Wednesday, April 12 - Practice No. 10

Format: Full pads, 22 periods

Weather: Low 80s, Sunny

Today's Buzz: With Wednesday's 22-period practice at Rose Bowl Field, Georgia Tech is officially two-thirds of the way through its spring practice season. Wednesday's practice was also the next-to-last traditional practice in full pads, as the remainder of the spring schedule includes a workout in shells on Friday, an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, a full-pads practice on Monday, a final session in shells next Wednesday and the annual spring game, which is set for next Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Quote of the Day: "When it comes to how you block, not really just because we all have our same technique and our same steps for each play. So it's honestly the same. Just a different guy back there making the calls."
-Junior offensive lineman Will Bryan on if the blocking up front changes depending on which quarterback is behind center

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Monday, April 10 - Practice No. 9

Format: Full pads, 22 periods

Weather: High 70s, Sunny

Today's Buzz: Georgia Tech opened the third week of spring practice with a spirited 22-period practice at Rose Bowl Field. The two-hour workout included multiple periods of 11-on-11 work. On a down note, Georgia Tech learned on Monday that junior Matthew Jordan, the most-experienced of the four quarterbacks vying to replace three-year starter Justin Thomas under center this season, will miss the final six practices of the spring due to a non-contact foot injury sustained during Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage.

Highlights: The offensive play of the day occurred during 11-on-11 drills near the end of practice when junior wide receiver Brad Stewart hauled in a 48-yard touchdown pass in heavy traffice from junior quarterback TaQuon Marshall. A handful of snaps later, Georgia Tech's defense made its biggest play of the full-team work when senior end KeShun Freeman tipped a pass in the backfield that was intercepted by junior safety A.J. Gray and returned for a touchdown.

Quote of the Day: "It's unfortunate that Matthew will miss the rest of the spring but we're looking forward to getting him back and competing for the starting position as soon as possible."
-Head coach Paul Johnson on the non-contact foot injury sustained by junior quarterback Matthew Jordan, who will miss the final six practices of the spring

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#TGW: Options Emerging


Saturday, April 8 - Practice No. 8

Format: Scrimmage

Weather: High 50s, Sunny

Today's Buzz: Georgia Tech held its first full scrimmage of the spring, with the Yellow Jackets' offense and defense squaring off for about 90 minutes inside Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Highlights: Georgia Tech's offense scored on seven of its 19 possessions with six touchdowns and one field goal. Sophomore B-back Quaide Weimerskirch ran for three scores (35, 38 and six yards) and junior quarterback TaQuon Marshall threw for the other three (24 yards to sophomore wide receiver Jalen Camp, 13 yards to sophomore B-back Dedrick Mills and 55 yards to junior wide receiver Brad Stewart). Sophomore place kicker Shawn Davis accounted for the other offensive points with 33-yard field goal. The Yellow Jackets' B-backs were the story of the day, as Weimerskirch (eight carries for 114 yards), sophomore KirVonte Benson (seven carries for 97 yards) and Mills (four carries for 56 yards) combined for 267 yards on just 19 carries (14.1 avg.). Defensively, the Jackets had four takeaways in 19 series, with junior end Anree Saint-Amour forcing a fumble that was recovered junior tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson, senior cornerback Lance Austin intercepting a pass and sophomore linebacker Tyler Cooksey and freshman defensive lineman Tyler Vernon both recovering unforced fumbles.

Quote of the Day: "There was some good and some bad. I thought the B-backs did a really nice job ... we hit some big plays in the passing game. I thought TaQuon played well. KirVonte did some things. Quaide had some runs. All in all, it was a scrimmage."
-Head coach Paul Johnson

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Friday, April 7

#TGW: Up The Middle

Wednesday, April 5 - Practice No. 6

Format: 21 periods in full pads

Weather: Indoors

Today's Buzz: Wednesday's practice was Georgia Tech's sixth of 15 this spring and its third-straight in full pads. The entire workout was held inside the John and Mary Brock Football Practice Facility due to severe weather that rolled through the Atlanta metro area for the second time this week.

Highlights: Junior safety A.J. Gray made the biggest play of Wednesday's 11-on-11 drills when he intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown early in the final period of the day. Other defensive highlights during full-team work included a big hit on a tackle for loss by junior linebacker Tre Jackson and a sack by senior linebacker Terrell Lewis. Long runs on back-to-back plays by sophomore B-back Dedrick Mills and junior quarterback TaQuon Marshall headlined the offensive efforts during 11-on-11 drills.

Quote of the Day: "There's more depth there than anywhere on the team, probably."
-Head coach Paul Johnson on the team's depth at quarterback, where four (juniors Matthew Jordan and TaQuon Marshall and redshirt freshmen Lucas Johnson and Jay Jones) are vying to replace three-year starter Justin Thomas

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Monday, April 3 - Practice No. 5

Format: 21 periods in full pads

Weather: Low 70s, mostly cloudy

Today's Buzz: Georgia Tech was back in full pads for the second time this spring on Monday. Much of the two-hour practice was conducted inside the John and Mary Brock Football Practice Facility due to a line of heavy storms that rolled through Midtown earlier in the day and left Rose Bowl field soggy.

Highlights: During 11-on-11 drills at the end of the 21-period practice, junior quarterback Matthew Jordan hooked up with junior A-back Qua Searcy for a pair of long passes -- one down the right sideline in tight coverage and another down the left sideline. Defensively, senior end Antonio Simmons came off the left edge for a pair of sacks, the first culminating with perhaps the biggest hit of the spring to date.

Quote of the Day: "Having quicker hands because the quicker my hands are on an offensive lineman, they can't really get their hands on me. If I beat them to the punch, they're already beat."
- Junior defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson on what he is working on this spring

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Saturday, April 1 - Practice No. 4

Format: 105 minutes in full pads

Weather: Mid 60s, sunny

Today's Buzz: Georgia Tech football wore full pads for the first time this spring during an hour-and-45-minute practice on Saturday morning at Bobby Dodd Stadium. With full pads on, the Yellow Jackets dedicated some of Saturday's practice to their first 11-on-11 drills of the spring.

Highlights: All four quarterbacks engaged in the competition to replace three-year starter Justin Thomas atop the depth chart had impressive moments during 11-on-11 work. Top plays included junior Matthew Jordan picking up 20-plus yards on a run, junior TaQuon Marshall displaying his speed with several good runs, including a 15-yard touchdown scamper, redshirt freshman Lucas Johnson completing long passes to sophomore Jalen Camp and Ricky Jeune and also scoring a short touchdown on a QB keeper and redshirt freshman Jay Jones finding the end zone on a 15-yard scramble. Defensively, senior safety Shawn Kagawa continued to impress with his third interception in the last three practices, this time picking off a pass on the right sideline and returning it for several yards. The defensive line was particularly strong throughout the day. Defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson nearly made the play of the day when he burst through the line, went high to knock down a pass and barely missed intercepting it before it fell to the ground.

Quote of the Day: "Last year, I had to prepare every game like I was the starter and I'm doing the same this year."
- Junior quarterback Matthew Jordan on the Yellow Jackets' four-way quarterback competition.

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Friday, March 31 - Practice No. 3

Format: 22 periods in helmets, shoulder pads and shorts

Weather: Mid 70s, sunny

Today's Buzz: Georgia Tech football moved one step closer to donning full pads on Friday when it wore shoulder pads for the third practice of #GTSpring17 at Rose Bowl Field. Per NCAA rules, the first two practices of the spring (Monday and Wednesday) were conducted in helmets and shorts before adding shoulder pads to the equation on Friday. The Jackets will be in full pads for the first time on Saturday. With full-contact still non-existent, Friday's practice once again was comprised entirely of individual and group drills, along with a handful of 7-on-7 periods. Dozens of high school coaches from across the nation were in attendance as part of Georgia Tech's annual coaches clinic.

Highlights: Senior safety Shawn Kagawa has been perhaps the Yellow Jackets' biggest playmaker during the first week of spring ball with two interceptions in 7-on-7 drills over the past two practices. On Friday, he picked off a pass at the goal line, which came on the heels of a diving interception in the end zone during Wednesday's workout. Offensively, senior wideout Ricky Jeune hauled in a 55-yard touchdown pass from redshirt freshman Lucas Johnson. Johnson, who is part of a four-way competition to replace three-year starter Justin Thomas at quarterback, also threw a long touchdown pass down the right hashmark to junior Qua Searcy during Wednesday's 7-on-7 work.


Wednesday, March 29

#TGW: Springing Forward

Monday, March 27 - Practice No. 1

Format: 22 periods in helmets and shorts

Weather: Mid 70s, sunny

Today's Buzz: Georgia Tech football opened #GTSpring17 with a two-hour practice on a beautiful day at Rose Bowl Field. As would be expected on the first day of a new season, fundamentals were the focus of the workout. In the much-anticipated competition to replace three-starter Justin Thomas at quarterback, contenders Matthew Jordan, TaQuon Marshall, Lucas Johnson and Jay Jones all looked comfortable as they worked with the Yellow Jackets' deep corps of returning receivers and running backs. However, despite returning 16 starters (eight on offense, eight on defense) from last year's 9-4 squad and TaxSlayer Bowl champion, head coach Paul Johnson and student-athletes emphasized after practice that competition for starting roles is open across the board this spring.

Quote of the Day: "Start in the dome, finish in the dome."
- Senior defensive back Corey Griffin on his goals for the upcoming season. Georgia Tech opens the season versus Tennessee in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game at brand-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sept. 4. The College Football Playoff championship game will be played in the very same retractable-roofed stadium on Jan. 8.

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