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Technical Tidbits 8/20: Wound Licking Edition

Georgia Tech’s Second Scrimmage and Incentive For Defensive Hustle

NCAA Football: Georgia at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia Tech’s Second Scrimmage Occurs On Saturday

On Saturday, Georgia Tech had a great scrimmage. By that, I mean nobody got hurt. Beyond that things seemed normal. Taquon Marshall was solid at quarterback and apparently was pretty good throwing the ball. That would be a huge boost to Tech’s offense if he can keep that up. James Graham was back at quarterback and struggled, but nobody could blame him as he’s been bouncing around positions and dealing with minor injuries.

The offense scored 3 times in 13 possessions which isn’t fantastic for the offense, but it does often take a little time for them to get the rhythm down.

Today the team will split between “Varsity” and scout teams. We’ll get a much better of who is expected to play this year.

Do Tech’s Defenders Fit Nate Woody’s Aggressive Scheme?

Much has been made of Tech’s switch in defensive scheme, but this article asks if Tech even has the right kind of player to run the defense. In Woody’s defense the players will get more chances to play free instead of being tied to the scheme. Nate Woody has expressed a desire to have more players play this year. His aggressive scheme is a double edged sword for the young players that policy would benefit. On one hand, they will not be as shackled to their assignment as they would be in the old scheme which should benefit young players who have less experience in the system. On the other hand, they have less leeway to make mistakes because they don’t have as much backup.

Lucas Johnson Likely Out For Season

This was mentioned in the Friday tidbits, but I wanted to talk about it a little more. This obviously hurts Tech’s depth at quarterback for this year and decimates those of us who were still dreaming of a solid passing game. On the other hand, it seemed like Taquon Marshall was going to be the starter this year anyway and there is a good chance Johnson gets a medical redshirt for this injury. That could lead to better quarterback competition in future years. Obviously it’s never good to see a player get hurt, but as long as Marshall stays healthy this would not be the worst thing in the world.