The AJC's Ken Sugiura published a post yesterday detailing four of his biggest Georgia Tech notes, including a very brief review of the movie "Rudy" with Justin Thomas. Though I've heard plenty about this movie, I regret to say that I have never seen it and honestly don't have a single clue what the deal with it is aside from the fact that Rudy was apparently offside and that the opponent was Notre Dame. I would greatly appreciate a lesson in the comments below. Outside of that, Sugiura also hits on some good points about freshman wideout Brad Stewart and a couple of other interesting tidbits. It is worth a read if you have a moment.
Though we've heard plenty over the years from the likes of David Cutcliffe and Frank Beamer on how they like to handle Paul Johnson's unique offense, the opinion of Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is certainly one that we haven't had the opportunity to hear until now (see the video below). I'm sure Kelly has an elaborate and foolproof plan to stop the option just like every other coach that gives it a shot, but I have to say that it feels like Notre Dame's head man kind of tiptoed around the question of how his team would stop the flexbone attack. I can certainly understand why a coach would want to be secretive about how to beat an opponent, but the people who have the most success also seem to be the most open about how they stop the attack. Take, for instance, Frank Beamer and his initiative to take away the perimeter. It doesn't always work, but it's out there. I can't wait to see what Kelly envisioned. You can hear more from the Notre Dame head man by following this link.
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Although the Jackets will surely be prepared heading into this week's matchup at Notre Dame, the question of what exactly to expect from quarterback Deshone Kizer remains a mystery. Though Kizer did make some nice plays in limited action last week, it is still important to remember that he started this season as Notre Dame's backup quarterback for a reason. And that reason, contrary to what the Cardale Jones' of the world would have you believe, is that he simply is not as developed as injured starter Malik Zaire. Brian Kelly said in the above video that the Kizer would be expected to run the offense in its most complex form, but that could be either scary or encouraging. On one hand you have a talented and mysterious guy running all parts of a prolific offense. On the other hand, you have no clue what to expect if you are Notre Dame. Kizer's performance could go either way but will likely decide the outcome of the game one way or another.
What do you expect from Deshone Kizer?