Tuesday, July 25, 2006

GT Gets Some Respect

Calvin Johnson is voted by the media as the pre-season ACC Player of the Year, and Tech actually gets one vote for winning the ACC championship game. On the whole, Tech was picked to finish 3rd in the coastal, pretty much matching every other publication.

Scout.com: Tigers Picked Second in Atlantic Division

As a bonus, thanks to Kevin for this link to a GREAT article on Calvin Johnson.

Sitting in a room full of the best players in the ACC, Johnson still stuck out. Boston College safety Ryan Glasper had watched Johnson play several times, but never met him up close.

"When I saw him in person -- oh, my God," Glasper said. "That's a specimen."

Said Boston College Coach Tom O'Brien: "He's a giant. Thank God we don't have to play him."