Bill Connelly turns his statistical eagle eye on Georgia Tech with his 2011 preview here. If he’s right about this…
While the Georgia Tech defense still tries to find its way, the Yellow Jackets’ fortunes in 2011 could be determined by … the forward pass? Even with the Flexbone, you have to force defenses to at least pretend to respect the pass, and Tech couldn’t in 2010.
… history suggests it’s going to be a disappointing year on the Flats.
The interesting thing to me about his analysis of Tech’s passing game is how personnel-dependent it is. For all the talk about Johnson’s schematic genius, without a good receiver and a quarterback capable of getting the ball to that receiver on a quasi-regular basis, Tech’s passing attack is ineffective. And as Bill points out, that’s not good news for the rest of the offense.