ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson is expecting "a bounce-back game" when the Yellow Jackets play Presbyterian in their home opener on Saturday night.
The Yellow Jackets (0-1) had only five days to regroup after Monday night's 20-17 overtime loss at No. 15 Virginia Tech. The players were off Tuesday and Friday, leaving only two practice days, including none in full pads.
There was little time to implement a game plan for Presbyterian, a Football Championship Subdivision team that played in Division II until 2007. Johnson says his focus will be on his team showing improvement.
"Every team has some good players and I'm sure Presbyterian will have some guys as well, but Saturday night is about Georgia Tech," Johnson said. "It's about us moving forward and improving in a lot of areas we need to improve in."
The Yellow Jackets played well on defense against Virginia Tech before giving up a tying field goal in the final seconds of regulation.
Johnson wasn't satisfied with the production from his spread-option offense.