Although the Jackets allowed a meager six points to Alcorn State, one of the top offenses in the FCS, defensive coordinator Ted Roof is indicating that the Jackets still need to do a much better job in the passrush department if the defense is to take a big step forward this season. The passrushing unit, which as extremely weak at times last season, was thought to be much improved in advance of the 2015 season but struggled to generate pressure, even against an FCS opponent, in week one. In fact, the Braves would have certainly put up a lot more points if quarterback John Gibbs, Jr. hadn't made so many atrocious throws and had what good passes he did make dropped by receivers. Tech gave Gibbs far too much time in the pocket and will have to make the necessary adjustments before the Tulane game.
Georgia Tech guard/forward Marcus Georges-Hunt, who missed the conclusion of last season due to a broken bone in his foot, has officially completed the rehabilitation process and is ready to play once again for the Jackets. Georges-Hunt, a rising senior who was a part of Brian Gregory's first ever recruiting class at Tech, figures to be the ringleader for the 2015 Jackets. When he first committed to Tech many thought that he would work in tandem with Robert Carter to lead the Jackets towards that light at the end of the tunnel, but the transfer of Carter and the recruiting struggles of Gregory soon put a pin in that idea. Georges-Hunt is, however, the best player on the team by far. If his time on The Flats has taught us anything, it's that he will give the game 100% at all times. Don't be surprised if that drive translates to on-court success this season.
Although we here at FTRS like to take things slow and steady when it comes to predicting major blowouts, the folks over at The Telegraph in Macon seem to think that the Jackets will have no problem steamrolling the Tulane Green Wave this Saturday over at Bobby Dodd Stadium. All things considered, it is hard to fully disagree with that assessment -- the Wave are coming off of a mediocre-at-best season and got off to an awful start last week against Duke. If everything clicks on Saturday like it did last Thursday, we could be in for a big win. On the other hand, coming out flat could result in a shock and possible defeat for Tech.
Kickoff versus Tulane is now just a day away, and what better way to celebrate than with a great hype video? Enjoy and have a great weekend!
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Were you encouraged or discouraged by what you saw from the passrushing unit against Alcorn State?