Thursday, August 11, 2005

Football Notes

Calvin Johnson gets love from on their top Wide Reciever list - he chimes in at #2 nationally, with this:

No receiver made more spectacular grabs in 2004. The highly-touted
6-foot-4, 225-pound highlight machine spent his first college season out leaping
veteran corners for deep balls and making clutch catches. Johnson was voted the
ACC Rookie of the Year and first-team All-ACC in 2004. With some more
consistency from quarterback Reggie Ball and the return of healthy running back
P.J. Daniels, the Jackets receiver could land on the All-American team. 2004
stats: 48 catches, 837 yards (17.4 yards per catch), seven touchdowns.

Check it out - a nice interview with the Goose - George Godsey - and an audio link as well. Cool........

Here are some practice notes from the 1st day in pads. Looks like freshman Michael Johnson has moved up to the 2nd team, ahead of Jon Morrison, who I am guessing moves to 3rd team............. Also seems that Colin Peek is firming up as 3rd string TE and looks to see PT this fall.............QB Nick Barwig has some undisclosed medical situation that will keep him from practicing for a few months.................. For the REALLY important stuff, some Georgia Tech athletes make the ACC academic honor roll, including Travis Bell.........

Well dang, Duke lands one of the top fullbacks in the country - Brandon King, who did have Georgia Tech in his top 3 also. Dang, say what you want, but Ted Roof has increased the recruiting level at Duke - and folks - the kids they are after are many of the same ones we are. Of course no matter how much talent they reel at it doesn't change the fact that they are Duke........ and Duke sucks.................

Tony Hollings has never fullfilled his potential in the NFL and he doesn't get a rave review as a "0-star" player for the Houston Texans:

Hollings has more upside, but he entered the NFL after blowing out his knee
at Georgia Tech and hasn't been the same. He's worth a look only if injuries
forced him to start, which is quite unlikely.