2018 Spring Game - Friday, April 20 - 7:00 p.m.

Georgia Tech football's annual spring game will be held on Friday, April 20 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION & free parking!

Timeline:
5:00 p.m. - Parking Lots Open / Wreckfest Begins
6:00 p.m. - Gates Open at Bobby Dodd Stadium*
7:00 p.m. - Kickoff

*New clear bag policy will be enforced for the 2018 Spring Game:

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PARKING
FREE parking will be available for fans on a first-come, first-serve basis in the following areas, beginning at 5 p.m.:

Click HERE to view Georgia Tech campus parking map.

WRECKFEST
Wreckfest begins at 5 p.m. in Callaway Plaza, located on the north side of Bobby Dodd Stadium (off Bobby Dodd Way). Wreckfest includes games, face painting, inflatable rides, photo booth, the Ramblin' Wreck on site for photos and a concert by DJ Babey Drew. Food from Sonny's BBQ and Chick-fil-A and exclusive Georgia Tech merchandise from Barnes & Noble at Georgia Tech Bookstore will also be available for purchase at Wreckfest. Admission to Wreckfest is FREE.

LIVE BROADCAST
The Chuck and Chernoff show on 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan, the flagship station of the Georgia Tech IMG Sports Network, will air live from Callaway Plaza from 3-6:20 p.m.

There will not be a live broadcast of the spring game (video or audio).

Wednesday, April 18

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football held its final preparation for Friday's spring game with a short practice on Wednesday afternoon at Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility.

Details: Wednesday's practice lasted just an hour-and-a-half (17 periods) and was conducted in helmets and shorts (no contact). At the end of the workout, the team split up into the squads that will compete against each other on Friday night for brief strategy sessions.

.@GTPaulJohnson wrapping up last #GTSpring18 practice before Friday night's Spring Game #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/tghAuK7XTf

-- GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) April 18, 2018

What's Next? Georgia Tech holds its annual spring game on Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Admission and parking are FREE -- click HERE for more details.

LET'S GO BREAK THE SILENCE!!! @GeorgiaTechFB Spring Game FRIDAY night at 7p at Bobby Dodd! 🐝🏈💪 pic.twitter.com/8XmbQcKWvT

-- Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) April 17, 2018

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio):

Defensive coordinator Nate Woody post-practice press conference (audio):

#TGW: Up For Grabs (WR Stephen Dolphus): Click HERE to view.

Monday, April 16

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football held its final practice of the spring in full pads on Monday at Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility.

Details: Unseasonably cold and windy weather returned to Atlanta on Monday, with the 22-period practice conducted with temperatures in the low 50s and winds topping 20 MPH.

Blustery day in #ATL as we start our final week of #GTSpring18 🐝🏈💨 pic.twitter.com/SMiwKKOG9a

-- GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) April 16, 2018

Plays of the Day: The final period of practice featured the offense and defense battling in third-and-long situations. With many regulars across the offensive line sitting out of Monday's practice, Georgia Tech's aggressive defense got the best of its offensive counterparts for most of the period. However, at the end of the period, the offense found a groove and connected on a handful of big plays, including a long pass from redshirt freshman quarterback Tobias Oliver to sophomore A-back Xavier Gantt, a big pickup by junior B-back KirVonte Benson behind strong blocking on the right side and another long pass play from senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall to senior A-back Qua Searcy down the left hash.

Quote of the Day: "Just to get in front of the fans ... show them what we've been working on this spring. It'll be exciting because this whole spring, we've just been going up against each other, no crowd. It'll be exciting to get the fans into the game and get things going."
-- Senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall on what he's excited about for Friday's spring game at Bobby Dodd Stadium

A-back Nathan Cottrell provides a #GTSpring18 update to @AndyDemetra as the Jackets prepare for Friday night's Spring Game #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/6zGLLHxZjg

-- GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) April 16, 2018

What's Next? The Yellow Jackets will practice in helmets and shorts on Wednesday in preparation for Friday's spring game at Bobby Dodd Stadium (7 p.m. kickoff). .

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio): Click HERE.

Mic'd Up with A-backs coach/special teams coordinator Lamar Owens:

#GTSpring18 Video Playlist:

#TGW: Stepping Up (DB Christian Campbell): Click HERE to view.

Saturday, April 14

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football wrapped up the penultimate week of spring practice with a 103-play intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday morning at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Rise and shine! No place we would rather be on a Saturday. #biGTime #GTSpring18 pic.twitter.com/96NhJqeVUZ

-- GT FB Recruiting (@GTFootball) April 14, 2018

Details: With temperatures in the 60s on an overcast morning, the Yellow Jackets' 103-play scrimmage spanned 17 series. Big plays on both sides of the ball were the story of the day. Georgia Tech's offense scored five times in its 17 possessions -- four 70-yard touchdown drives of six, four, one and 12 plays and a 10-play, 57-yard field-goal drive -- but also turned the ball over four times (three fumbles and an interception). Two of the four turnovers came in the red zone, including a fumble that the defense recovered in its own end zone. In addition to its four takeaways, the Jackets' defense also tallied 14 tackles for loss, including six sacks.

Plays of the Day: Big plays led to each of the Yellow Jackets' four touchdowns. The first three scores came on a 46-yard run by junior B-back KirVonte Benson, a 60-yard pass from redshirt freshman quarterback Tobias Oliver to junior A-back Omahri Jarrett and a 70-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Lucas Johnson to sophomore wideout Jair Hawkins-Anderson. A 33-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Mark Rew to wide receiver Kam Gates was the big play on the final touchdown drive of the day, which culminated with an 11-yard run by Rew.

Defensively, sophomore defensive back Jaytlin Askew made a terrific interception on a long pass midway through the scrimmage while junior linebacker Tyler Cooksey and senior linebacker Tre Jackson recovered the fumbles in the red zone. Senior defensive lineman Anree Saint-Amour and sophomore linebacker Jaquan Henderson were each in on two sacks apiece. Henderson added another stop behind the line of scrimmage to finish with two-and-a-half tackles for loss.

Saturdays = 🏈#GTSpring18 pic.twitter.com/Vnh3Wje52u

-- GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) April 14, 2018

Quote of the Day: "I don't know. I haven't decided. But I have a good mind to just because it would be fun."
-- Head coach Paul Johnson on whether he'll allow his quarterbacks to go live rather than be in non-contact jerseys for Friday's spring game

What's Next? The Yellow Jackets open the final week of spring practice on Monday at Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility. Georgia Tech will practice on Monday and Wednesday in preparation for Friday's spring game at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (video)

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio)

Wednesday, April 11

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football held its penultimate day in full pads this spring when it conducted its 10th practice on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon at Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility.

Details: It was another 22-period practice in full pads for the Yellow Jackets with near-perfect weather -- clear skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. The practice was Georgia Tech's next-to-last in full pads this spring. The Jackets will practice in shells or shorts on Friday, ahead of Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage, return to full pads on Monday and hold a final workout in shells or shorts next Wednesday in preparation for their spring game on Friday, April 20 at Bobby Dodd Stadium (7 p.m. kickoff).

A little motivation to get you through the rest of the week. #biGTime #GTSpring18 pic.twitter.com/gusyZgSMtF

-- GT FB Recruiting (@GTFootball) April 11, 2018

Play of the Day: The final period of practice focused on what head coach Paul Johnson called one of the two most important situations in football -- first-and-goal on the offense's own one yard line. Facing third down and long midway through the period, senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall threw a long pass down the left sideline for junior wideout Jalen Camp, who went high over a defender to haul in the pass for a long gain that would've gotten the offense out from the shadow of its own goal posts.

Quote of the Day: "That group is probably a little more knowledgeable."
-- Head coach Paul Johnson (with a laugh) when asked who asks better questions -- the media assembled for his post-practice press conference or members of Georgia Tech's marching band that he hosted for lunch earlier in the week

Linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling talks to @AndyDemetra after today's #GTSpring18 practice about the Jackets transition to 3-4 defense #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/7vfEwW2Xhn

-- GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) April 11, 2018

What's Next? The Jackets will practice in shells or shorts on Friday at Rose Bowl Field and the Brock Facility, in preparation for Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage.

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio): Click HERE.

#GTSpring18 Video Playlist:

Monday, April 9

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football opened the final full week of spring practice with a two-hour session on Monday afternoon at Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility.

Details: It was a beautiful day for football in Midtown Atlanta with clear skies and temperatures in the 60s. Two days after a 97-play intrasquad scrimmage, the Yellow Jackets once again donned full pads for Monday's two-hour workout. As usual, the 22-period practice included two sets of 11-on-11 drills.

Week 3️⃣ of #GTSpring18 underway #TogetherWeSwarm 🐝🏈💪 pic.twitter.com/TSiVe771xS

-- GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) April 9, 2018

Play of the Day: On one of the final plays of the day, redshirt freshman quarterback Tobias Oliver threaded a pass to sophomore wide receiver Alan Bussoletti on the right hashmark. Bussoletti hauled in the throw in traffic, picked up a couple of blocks and weaved his way down the field for a long touchdown.

Quote of the Day: "I have that problem a lot, where the guys think they can tackle me. I try to just blow it off."
-- Quarterback TaQuon Marshall (with a laugh) on whether it is frustrating to be called "down" with a touch while wearing a non-contact jersey during spring drills

Offensive student-athletes' (QB TaQuon Marshall, WR Jalen Camp, OL Jahaziel Lee & BB Jerry Howard) turn with the media following #GTSpring18 practice No. 9 on Monday. Full recap coming tonight at https://t.co/d1qAGT7chD. #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/VcUCYgeLb6

-- Mike Flynn (@MFlynnGT) April 9, 2018

What's Next? The Jackets return to practice on Wednesday at Rose Bowl Field and the Brock Facility.

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio): Click HERE.

Mic'd Up with Defensive Coordinator Nate Woody:

#GTSpring18 Video Playlist:

The Good Word - Means to an End (Desmond Branch): Click HERE.

Saturday, April 7

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football wrapped up the second week of spring practice with an intrasquad scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday morning.

Details: Overnight rain cleared out just in time for Saturday's 9 a.m. scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The scrimmage included 15 series and 97 plays.

The Yellow Jackets' offense put together three scoring drives -- two 70-yard touchdown drives (10 and 15 plays) and an 11-play, 53-yard drive that resulted in a 36-yard field goal. The Jackets' offense also drove to the four yard line on one possession but came away without any points, thanks to a slip on second-and-goal and a sack on fourth-and-goal. There were no turnovers in the 15 possessions.

Defensively, the Yellow Jackets forced five three-and-outs and recorded 20 negative plays. By comparison, Tech's defense tallied just 47 negative plays in 706 defensive snaps last season.

Plays of the Day: Offensively, senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall and junior wide receiver Jalen Camp hooked up for three big plays -- a 21-yard gain on a screen pass to convert a third-and-12, a 40-yard pickup on a jump ball that Camp when high over a defender to haul in and a beautiful 20-yard touchdown toss down the left sideline. Junior A-back Nathan Cottrell scored the Jackets' other touchdown on a two-yard run and sophomore Brenton King was perfect on his only field-goal attempt from 36 yards out.

Defensively, sophomore Jaquan Henderson and true freshman Quez Jackson teamed up for a sack on fourth-and-goal from the four yard line that ended a scoring threat for the offense. The sack was one of Henderson's four tackles for loss from the outside linebacker position. Defensive linemen Brandon Adams (Jr.), Desmond Branch (Sr.) and Kelton Dawson (r-Fr.) were also in on multiple stops behind the line of scrimmage. However, the biggest reaction of the day came when sophomore defensive back Ajani Kerr leveled a ball-carrier with a clean form tackle after a short gain on a swing pass out of the backfield.

Quote of the Day: "Jalen Camp made a bunch of plays today. He had several big plays, some nice catches ... He had a couple really nice plays -- a long touchdown catch, another down to about the two or three yard line. He had some plays ... It was good to see him break out today and make some plays and do some things. I thought he had a nice day."
-- Head coach Paul Johnson

What's Next? The Yellow Jackets return to Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility on Monday for its ninth practice of 15 this spring.

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio)

Wednesday, April 4

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football strapped on full pads for the third-straight practice when it held its sixth workout of the spring on Wednesday afternoon at Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility.

Details: Temperatures were once again unseasonably cool in midtown Atlanta, with the Yellow Jackets practicing under clear skies but in temperatures in the 50s. The 22-period practice lasted two hours and featured 11-on-11 periods both at the midpoint and at the end of the workout.

Plays of the Day: Georgia Tech's defense forced two turnovers during the final 11-on-11 periods of the day -- an interception by senior defensive back Lamont Simmons on the very first play and a fumble that was recovered by sophomore linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling several plays later. Senior defensive lineman Desmond Branch also made one of the most impressive plays of the scrimmage-like period when he burst into the backfield and drilled the ball-carrier right as he took a handoff from the quarterback.

The most entertaining play of the day came during 7-on-7 drills when redshirt freshman linebacker Olin Broadway dropped into coverage and was in terrific position to intercept a pass intended for senior wide receiver Brad Stewart. However, the ball squirted through Brodway's hands, then bounced off his helmet and into the hands of Stewart, who displayed great concentration to make the catch, then turned and outraced several defenders for a long touchdown.

Quote of the Day: "I'm not really sure what the 'prototype' is but I know what I'm capable of and I know what everybody else is capable of, so we're just going to go out there and have fun and just play."
-- Defensive lineman Kyle Cerge-Henderson on whether Georgia Tech's new 3-4 defense is perhaps a better fit for players that might not necessarily have prototypical size for their positions

What's Next? The Jackets will hold one more practice this week at Rose Bowl Field and the Brock Facility on Friday before moving to Bobby Dodd Stadium for an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday.

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio): Click HERE.

The Good Word:

Monday, April 2

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football's fifth practice took place in full pads on a warm spring day at Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility. The practice consisted of 24 periods, beginning with fundamental drills by position, skill work by units and some head-to-head offense versus defense competition.

Play of the Day: The play of the day came through the air, as rising senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall hit redshirt sophomore wide receiver Jair Hawkins-Anderson for a long pass play over the middle before cutting with the ball up the field.

Quote of the Day: "I feel great. I'm 100 percent. I'm not really dinged up anymore. I'm just happy to be back healthy. It's been a long time and I'm very happy."
-- A-back Clinton Lynch

What's Next? The Yellow Jackets return to Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility on Wednesday for practice No. 6.

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio):

Saturday, March 31

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football's fourth practice of the spring featured the Yellow Jackets strapping on full pads for the first time this year.

Details: Saturday's practice included several firsts for the Yellow Jackets this spring. In addition to donning full pads for the first time, the Jackets also practiced inside Bobby Dodd Stadium and had its first extensive 11-on-11 work of the spring. The 11-on-11 work spanned 96 snaps.

Play of the Day: Although there were 96 plays of 11-on-11 work, there were few big plays on either side of the ball. The offense gained 15 yards or more just three times, with the longest play being a 23-yard run by junior B-back KirVonte Benson. The offense's two touchdowns were both scored on runs by quarterbacks -- a one-yarder by incumbent starter TaQuon Marshall and an 11-yarder by redshirt freshman Tobias Oliver. The defense didn't force any turnovers but did record 10 negative plays, including sacks by seniors Anree Saint-Amour, Kyle Cerge-Henderson and Antonio Mallard and sophomore Tariq Carpenter. Junior Brentavious Glanton forced a fumble that was recovered by the offense.

Quote of the Day: "Nobody wins the scrimmage. I asked [the players] yesterday when we got together [after practice], 'Who won?' and, of course, the first day, they'll all yell `offense' or `defense.' And I go, `Really? What was the score?' And they look at me, and I'm like, 'When you play each other, nobody wins. You're trying to get better.' So one day, one side will get the best and the next day, the other side will get the best. We don't worry about that."
-- Head coach Paul Johnson

What's Next? The Yellow Jackets return to Rose Bowl Field and the John and Mary Brock Indoor Practice Facility on Monday for practice No. 5.

Photo Gallery:

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio):

Wednesday, March 28

THE FLATS -- The weather was seasonably appropriate on Wednesday when Georgia Tech football held its second of 15 spring practices at Rose Bowl Field.

Details: Unlike Monday's first practice of the spring, which was held with temperatures in the 40s, the mercury reached nearly 80 degrees for Wednesday's workout. Per NCAA regulations, Wednesday's two-hour practice was once again conducted in helmets and shorts.

Play of the Day: Like Monday, Wednesday's workout was dominated by individual work and 1-on-1 drills, with just one period dedicated to 7-on-7 work. Also like Monday, Wednesday's highlights came in the passing game. After senior wide receiver Brad Stewart made Monday's play of the day with an acrobatic catch along the sideline, it was junior wideout Jalen Camp that turned heads on Wednesday. Vying to replace three-year starter Ricky Jeune in the Yellow Jackets' lineup, Camp hauled in two long touchdown receptions during Wednesday's 7-on-7 period -- one from sophomore Lucas Johnson down left hash mark and one from senior TaQuon Marshall down the left sideline.

Quote of the Day: "I love it. I mean, the more you can get of your own kind, the better."
-- Senior linebacker Brant Mitchell on playing with four linebackers on the field in new defensive coordinator Nate Woody's 3-4 system as opposed to two in Georgia Tech's previous 4-2-5 scheme.

What's Next? The Yellow Jackets strap on shoulder pads for the first time this spring when they hold practice No. 3 on Friday.

Photo Gallery:

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio) -- Click HERE

Monday, March 26

THE FLATS -- Georgia Tech football hit the field for the first time in 2018 when it opened spring practice with a two-hour workout on Monday afternoon at chilly Rose Bowl Field.

Details: Monday's spring opener was held in un-spring-like conditions, with overcast skies and temperatures in the 40s. Per NCAA rules, the first of the Yellow Jackets' 15 spring practices was conducted in helmets and shorts (or, in most cases, sweats).

Play of the Day: Much of Monday's practice was dedicated to fundamentals and individual drills but during a 7-on-7 period late in the afternoon, sophomore quarterback Lucas Johnson launched a beautiful ball down the left sideline to senior wide receiver Brad Stewart, who hauled in the pass over his outside shoulder and managed to get his feet down in-bounds for a 50-yard gain.

Quote of the Day: "Oh, geez. Steak! A good steak. My dad makes the best steak. You gotta come to the lake house some time if you want to. I guarantee you, anyone who wants to show up, he'll make you one."
-- Senior offensive lineman Will Bryan on his favorite calories to ingest when trying to gain weight.

What's Next? The Yellow Jackets return to the field for the second practice of the spring on Wednesday.

Photo Gallery:

Head coach Paul Johnson post-practice press conference (audio):

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