ATLANTA - Coach Paul Johnson blames himself for Georgia Tech's struggles with, of all things, the spread option offense.
ATLANTA - Logan Thomas passed and ran for touchdowns in the first half, Virginia Tech's defense shut down Georgia Tech's running game and the Hokies beat the Yellow Jackets 17-10 on Thursday night.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech can add to its strong start in the Atlantic Coast Conference when it plays Virginia Tech on Thursday night in the rivalry that often decides the Coastal Division.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech is unbeaten but far from perfect in the view of coach Paul Johnson, who said Monday he plans a more streamlined offensive approach on Thursday night against Virginia Tech.
ATLANTA - This would not be another shootout.
ATLANTA - North Carolina began spending extra practice time on Georgia Tech's spread option offense over the summer. More opportunity for added preparation came with an off week before Saturday's game.
ATLANTA - Paul Johnson isn't making a big deal about the sudden balance in Georgia Tech's normally run-dominated spread-option offense.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - North Carolina's defense doesn't want to get embarrassed by Georgia Tech again.
DURHAM, N.C. - Vad Lee always seems to play like this around here. Ted Roof's teams almost never did.
ATLANTA - As Georgia Tech throttled Elon 70-0 Saturday in Bobby Dodd Stadium, the Yellow Jackets were like a broken record: nearly every time they had the ball, they scored. Sometimes, even when the Phoenix had it, Georgia Tech still scored.
ATLANTA - With only nine days remaining before Georgia Tech's opening game, Ted Roof feels the time crunch as he tries to put the finishing touches on his 4-3 defense.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson turned to Ted Roof, a member of the Yellow Jackets' "Black Watch" defenses in the mid-1980s - to try to fix the team's glaring weakness.
ATLANTA - After Georgia Tech's first "fall" practice on Thursday, head coach Paul Johnson said two things with certainty: He saw a lot of familiar faces, and the Yellow Jackets appear to be in good shape. Beyond that, questions abound.