Georgia Tech will have their annual Spring Game Friday night at 7:29 and this fan base can not wait. We asked the fans what they are most excited to see and they delivered!
The most talked about thing this off-season, besides the new coaching staff, is having a tight end in the offense for the first time in 11 years. As we all know, the triple option does not use tight ends but Dave Patenaude’s scheme uses one. The TE’s are led by UCONN grad transfer Tyler Davis and let’s hope that first toss to a TE was worth the wait!
That first toss to a TE since 2007.
— MNM (@mnm5861) April 18, 2019
Georgia Tech will also be looking for a new QB under their new system. The main trio you will see a lot of on Friday will be Tobias Oliver, Lucas Johnson, and James Graham. The only one with a god chunk of playing time is Tobias Oliver. Many remember him taking 40 carries and running all over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg this past season. The question is how will they look throwing the ball more and how will they look throwing the deep ball. Adapting to the new system shouldn’t be as difficult as most think but there will still be some bumps in the road. Most fans are excited to see how they look, but there are some who are just looking forward to seeing more passes in general.
I’m looking forward to see that deep ball being thrown lol
— Hall Moilanen (@Hall_Moilanen) April 19, 2019
The forward pass.
— SMR1128 (@SMR11281) April 18, 2019
PASSING, PASSES, THROWS!
— Luke Harrison (@LukeOHarrison12) April 19, 2019
I’m interested to see the different formations out of the shotgun and under center and how the QB will go through his progressions to find his open read.
— Binh Do (@Binh_K_Do) April 18, 2019
Looking forward to see the new offense and how the QBs are looking in it. Also looking forward to just seeing some Gt football.
— Will Feaster (@Usherfeasterco) April 18, 2019
A pass out of the shotgun formation
— Landon Grier (@Made_in_1986) April 20, 2019
QB battle https://t.co/WrOqlBYlD8
— Ryan (@_RMiller30) April 19, 2019
The WR’s and OLine have seen a bunch of shuffling under the new system, and that will certainly be a thing to watch for. The receiving core has added some new faces from other positions, but the offensive line is still pretty much in tact with the addition of grad transfer Jared Southers. The big transition in offenses impacts these two groups the most as the WR’s will obviously be running more routes and the OLine will be pass blocking more. Plenty of fans will have their eyes turned to this two on Friday.
Do we have a QB that has the mechanics to throw the ball, can a WR run routes and get open, and can O-line actually pass block without looking awkward
— Mike Nicholl (@nicholl_mike) April 18, 2019
Wr….. that is all
— #GTNTWS 🐝💪🏉 (@OCCoachM) April 18, 2019
As we have mentioned before, Coach Collins is brought in his own staff, which means there will be new schemes on both sides of the ball. We already touched on the new offensive scheme but the defense will also look different. Andrew Thacker hopes to bring the chaos he had at Temple with him to the 404. More press coverage is something that will be music to Georgia Tech fan’s ears and something they will be looking forward to seeing on Friday. Georgia Tech also will be trotting a safety duo of Tariq Carpenter and either Christian Campbell or Juanyeh Thomas, a duo that could be one of the best in the ACC.
Special teams and D because honestly, if we woulda had that the last couple years we would still have CPJ.
— Leon Johnson (@neonleon1441) April 19, 2019
Press coverage and Juanyeh and Tariq shutting down the middle. Also interested to see how fast the offense runs plays.
— Ben Hobson (@wittynotfunny) April 18, 2019
Disciplined, crisp football. Tight coverage by the CB’s and quick decision making by the QB’s. And, the crowd!! Go Jackets!!!
— Daniel Scott (@GTIEUTMBA) April 18, 2019
I want both offense and defense to totally dominate!
— Doug Sligh (@DougSligh) April 19, 2019
What both LOS look like
Does the defense play coverage or pressure more
Intermediate passing game
What kinds of arms the QBs have
How RBs will be used & how many get carries
How WRs and TEs are developing
Position changes for players who played under last staff
— Marcus Franklin (@marcus_country) April 18, 2019
It has been a long wait since December 26th, 2018, so some of us are just simply ready for football and experience this culture change. Even if it is just for one day, it always refreshing to just chill out in Bobby Dodd Stadium, stress free, and watch some football.
FOOTBALL. Plain and simple
— Steven Heard (@TheHeard07) April 20, 2019
— Matt Curlee (@MattCurleeRiser) April 18, 2019
Hard to pinpoint 🤔 everything really. New schemes, the energy, the turnout, see the former players in their new roles, if so. How the qb’s look, o line , d line….everything!
— Philip Manavi (@PhilipManavi) April 18, 2019
The energy is as high as it has ever been at Georgia Tech surrounding this football program. The players can feel it, the fans can feel it, and we all want to see a record turnout on Friday to see this energized team and the enthusiasm that we have been seeing in these hype videos. Oh, there will also be a Waffle House food truck.
Energy. I can't wait to see pumped up Georgia Tech team hit the field.
— Dansby's other twin (@AcunaMatata2018) April 19, 2019
Ready to feel the excitement, up close and personal, the chance to root for our Yellow Jackets. Looking forward to a taste of what is to come!! GO JACKETS💛🏈🐝
— Sandra Fender (@fender_sandra) April 18, 2019
Speed and enthusiasm
— Kenny Herron (@singingbugman) April 18, 2019
New offense and more waffle house!!!!!
— Coach Collins is my homie! (@nopigs21) April 18, 2019
The record is only 18k. If we can't double that then I'm disappointed
— Ty Bo (@boger2345) April 18, 2019
The response from a re-energized Fanbase. I can’t wait to see the turn out!
— Salty Life (@southernsheri) April 18, 2019
— Kevin Diggs (@kdiggsey) April 19, 2019
And as always, the guests at the Spring Game. The recruits that will be in attendance will catch the eyes of fans but that isn’t everything. Coach Tashard Choice has promised the fans a special guest will be in attendance on Friday and it has the fan base eager to know who it is.
AND who’s the star guest @coachchoice talkin about. 🚨🚨To ALL Yellow Jacket fans SHOW UP and BE LOUD🚨🚨
— Brandon (@NannonJames10) April 18, 2019
Big time recruits on campus.
— Bart Gloyd (@BGlo17) April 18, 2019
If you have nothing to do on Friday, or even if you, find a way to get to Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday at 7:29 to support this team and get a glance at the future of Georgia Tech football.
By: Bret Anderson