College Football Predictions – 2010 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The 2009 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets went 11-3 on College Football Picks and won the ACC title by beating Clemson 39-34 in the conference championship game at Raymond James stadium in Tampa, Florida before losing in the BCS Orange Bowl game to Iowa 24-14. In 2009 the team ranked 2nd nationally in rushing yards per game averaging 295.4 yards. The offense scored 33.8, that ranked 15th in the nation. As good as Tech was on the ground, the team was equally as bad through the air ranking 116th in the country throwing for only 126.7 yards per game. The 2009 Georgia Tech defense was average at best, giving up 24.8 points per game and that ranked 56th nationally, that may get better with former Virginia head coach Al Groh to run the unit, going to a new 3-4 scheme but can the team account for the loss of 1st round NFL draft selection Derrick Morgan.

The 2010 Yellow Jackets offense returns quarterback Josh Nesbitt who ran the option with precision gaining 1,037 rushing. Coach Paul Johnson doesn’t need a lot of talent to have production with his style of offense. Gone from the team is leading rusher and NFL draft pick Jonathan Dwyer but Anthony Allen rushed for 618 yards and 6 touchdowns is returns at the running back position along with Roddy Jones. The Yellow Jackets also lost 3 starting offensive lineman but former walk on Sean Bradford returns at center and has a chance to to become all conference. Nesbitt struggled throwing the ball last year and with his favorite target Demaryius Thomas gone, will Nesbitt be able to produce through the air.

The Georgia Tech defense gave up 30 points in 6 games last season. Tech ufabet มือถือ เว็บออนไลน์ may struggle early with Grohs’s news defense but as the season progresses they should be playing better. Groh’s defenses at Virginia were strong even when the team wasn’t winning and that’s impressive. The switch to the new 3-4 scheme will result in plenty of changes to the front seven, the defensive backfield has been altered and this is a veteran unit. Jerrard Tarrant was moved form cornerback to safety, while Safety Dominique Reese was moved to cornerback. You can never count Paul Johnson out of anything, the man is an offensive genius and Georgia Tech will be right in the thick of things in the ACC coastal division. Unfortunately there are too many changes and holes to fill and the Rambling Wreck will finish with a 8-5 record.