“We can’t seem to get out of our own way.”

Is Justin Thomas going to play for Georgia Tech this Saturday?  Based on the Jackets’ last game, that looks like it may be a big deal.

The status of Georgia Tech starting quarterback Justin Thomas for Saturday is up in the air after he left the Miami loss midway through the first quarter.

Coach Paul Johnson said after the game he thought Thomas “hit his head on the ground.” He said he did not have a concussion.

Redshirt freshman Matthew Jordan replaced Thomas in Georgia’s Tech’s triple option and fumbled six times, losing one at the Miami 3-yard line.

“We don’t know for sure who’s going to play so it’ll be hard to say for sure,” Richt said. “I don’t think they’re going to reinvent what they do.”

The Yellow Jackets had nine fumbles, losing two.

Nine fumbles?  That ain’t good.  Tech tossed a couple of interceptions for good measure (on only nine pass attempts for the game).

Thomas hasn’t had as good a year this season as was expected, but that’s not all on him.  Basically, it turned out that losing most of his surrounding cast has left him in the position of trying to carry more of the load than he’s capable of doing.  Still, based on what happened at Miami, he sure seems to beat the alternative.

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14 responses to ““We can’t seem to get out of our own way.”

  1. Biggus Rickus

    Any other year I’d expect a pretty easy win. Tech is bad this year on both sides of the ball. They’ve managed to hang around with teams who have much better offenses than Georgia’s though.

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  2. Gaskilldawg

    I suspect that Thomas will play no matter what.

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  3. DC Weez

    Can we all stipulate that it’s okay for Tech to play Reggie Ball?

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  4. this may wind up being the ugliest game in the entire history of the series. at least the ugliest game from the offensive side of the ball.

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  5. Castleberry

    It doesn’t matter who their QB is. We’re going to get their best shot. 😉

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  6. Some else said this morning that they hope he does not get to play, as it will even out our loss of NC27, I tend to agree. We lost our biggest offensive weapon for 3 year in a row now (AM11, TG3 and now NC27) Thomas not playing somehow only seems fair.

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  7. Brandon

    “losing most of his surrounding cast has left him in the position of trying to carry more of the load than he’s capable of doing”

    Hmmm… this sounds familiar. Still hate it for #27. I don’t think there’s such thing as a load that guy couldn’t carry.

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  8. The other Doug

    This sounds like a bit of gamesmanship:

    “Coach Paul Johnson said after the game he thought Thomas “hit his head on the ground.” He said he did not have a concussion.”

    He hit his head on the ground and couldn’t play the remainder of the game, but he doesn’t have a concussion? Just a headache and blurry vision?

    Me thinks Fish Fry is trying to keep Pruitt guessing whether they will run the triple option or the triple option. He might be an a hole, but he is definitely a genius.

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  9. There have been four 0-0 ties in the series, so the bar has been set.

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  10. Comin' Down The Track

    I’m very worried about playing a 3-8 team. What is wrong with me?!

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  11. I was going to post something about how well Vad Lee is playing for JMU, but it turns out he hurt his foot a couple of weeks ago.

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  12. Bright Idea

    Tech can only win this game because of Georgia’s ineptitude. It just depends on what level Georgia’s ineptitude shows up. Can’t afford any pick 6s or scoop and score turnovers or special teams disasters for sure.

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