Friday, July 21, 2006

Football - CFN Ranks GT #23

These guys have us in their top 25 and here's the blurb:

23. Georgia Tech Georgia Tech Preview
2006 Predicted Finish: 9-3
2005 Predicted Finish: 7-4
2005 Record: 7-5

A few more big plays from the offense should mean a realistic shot at the Coastal Division title, and they should come this season with nine returning starters and one of the league's best offensive lines. QB Reggie Ball doesn't have to be Vince Young, but it's not a stretch to think the four-year starter can't be what Bryan Randall was to Virginia Tech a few years ago. Defensively, help is needed in the secondary, but the pass rush should ease the burden. Besides, few ACC teams can kill you with a passing game. The front seven should be a rock against the run led by a deep and talented line that'll get better and better as the season goes on.

Relative Strengths: defensive line, offensive line Relative Weaknesses: secondary, running back

My guess is that they look at PJ Daniels leaving and assume that RB will be a weakness. With Choice, Grant and Evans back there - and M.Cox - and a more experienced O-Line, I think most Jacket fans know this could quite a special year in the backfield.

Preview 2006 - CFN Rankings 21 to 29