Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2014 Edition

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    Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 2014 Edition

    SEASON PREVIEW​



    STARTING BACKFIELD
    QB- SO Jeremy Cooke (84ovr, 86thp, 89tha)
    RB- FR Clifford Perry (79ovr, 92spd, 79car)
    FB- FR John Campbell (73ovr, 76spd, 89imp)

    ---It's unsure of what playbook Cooke will use but Cooke is a pure pocket passer. He's accurate (89tha) and is a sophomore so it looks like he could start for 3 years. Cooke learned a lot and leapfrogged QB Andy Jones, who was more of a dual threat QB who lacked accuracy. By all accounts, Clifford Perry will win the starting gig. Starting at as a true freshman will be a tough task for Perry who possesses the best gamebreaking ability out of all of the backs. Richard Smith (84ovr, 84btk) figures to be the short yardage back with his power. Another true freshman rounds out the backfield in Campbell, a solid runner who can block very well.

    STARTING RECEIVERS
    WR- SR Shaun Brown (92ovr, 89rte, 91rle)
    WR- JR Joe West (89ovr, 92spd, 88rte)
    TE- Avery Stevenson (95ovr, 89imb, 86cit)

    ---GT scrambled for some good WR's but they are still in decent hands with Brown and West. Brown is the pure route runner, who despite his 171lb frame can get off the press at the line of scrimmage. Meanwhile West is the gamebreaking WR, with 92 speed. West came to GT as an athlete and has found his way into the starting lineup midway through last season when Stephen Hill fell to injury. Avery Stevenson leads a group of TE's but Stevenson has the hands and the excellent blocking to hopefully get the RB's some good yardage.

    STARTING OLINE
    LT- JR Richard Gallagher (91ovr, 91pbk, 90rbk)
    LG- JR Tyrone Baker (93ovr, 93pbk, 86rbk)
    C- SO Greg Newsome (89ovr, 84pbk, 85rbk)
    RG- SR Darius Wells (94ovr, 95pbk, 87rbk)
    RT- JR Adam Jacobs (90ovr, 88pbk, 85rbk)

    ---Overall, this group is more of a pass block group but the cohesiveness should be there as these guys are all starting their 2nd year together. Darius Wells is the best pass blocking guys on the team and last year he gave up only 3 sacks all year. Meanwhile look for Gallagher to be the man GT tries to run behind. He's their most effective run blocker. SO-C Greg Newsome has the potential to be the best out of all the OL though.

    STARTING D-LINE
    DE- SO Marcus Gunn (88ovr, 86spd, 88bsd)
    DT- JR Tony Brooks (93ovr, 96str, 91pwm)
    DT- SO Justin Hurd (87ovr, 95str, 86tak)
    DE- SR Brannon Edwards (94ovr, 85spd, 90bsd)

    ---The leader here is Brannon Edwards who has posted back to back years of 22 tackles for loss. This big DE is powerful and fast and his size (281lbs) leads him to get off his blocks very effectively. The interior linemen are strong as the duo of Hurd and Brooks try to make GT fans forget about the past great GT DT's. SO Marcus Gunn improved tremendously and stole the other end spot from JR Brandon Young, who's 219lb frame worries the staff at how truly effective he can be.

    STARTING LB
    LB- SR Adam King (95ovr, 86spd, 94bsd)
    LB- JR Alex Gore (87ovr, 86spd, 90tak)

    ---Adam King really missed out last year getting major PT with the switch to the 4-2-5. Watts and Gore rode the starting spots and rarely missed time. With Watts leaving, King slides over to the other LB spot and Gore moves to MLB, an area of weakness for the Yellow Jackets. Gore's a sure tackler so he's a natural fit at MLB. Adam King will finally get a chance to strut his stuff and show he's a true NFL prospect despite not getting a lot of time to prove so.

    SECONDARY
    CB- SR Jermaine Bell (95ovr, 90spd, 99mcv)
    CB- JR Ross Merrick (91ovr, 93spd, 91mcv)
    FS- JR George Dunn (85ovr, 85hpw, 92mcv)
    SS- JR Michael Banks (91ovr, 90spd, 95pst)
    SS- SR Robert Boyd (93ovr, 94mcv, 97pst)

    ---The most stable part of the team. Bell returns for his final year and looks to continue to shutdown opposing CB's. Merrick, Dunn and Banks all return as juniors this time. Dunn and Banks have quietly become a dangerous tandem. The one to watch here is Robert Boyd, who transferred to GT. He'll play down in the block as the 5th guy in the secondary. He's pretty much a LB but his man/zone coverage is spectacular and we expect him to pick up the slack that Lance Richardson left.

    SPECIAL TEAMS
    K- JR Nick Smith (79ovr, 85kpw, 82kac)
    P- JR Ryan Horne (81ovr, 85kpw, 84kac)
    KR- JR Richard Smith (90ovr)
    PR- SO Mike Britt (86ovr)

    ---Smith, a JR walks on and will become the kicker while Horne will presume punting duties. This year Perry Thomas would have become the full-time KR/PR but his hands are still bad as he dropped some punts and kicks in spring practice. Therefore, GT will throw their RB's back there, most notably Richard Smith and Mike Britt to do the returning.

    Overally, we expect the defense to make key plays when needed. They are a veteran bunch of guys who are ballhawks. The ends are quick and powerful, the LB's are smart with good speed and are aware. The CB's are amazingly aware and are ballhawks. Meanwhile on offense, there are concerns about the run game as they are literally throwing paint on the wall and hoping the true freshman is the answer. Cooke starting off the bat is a concern but the WR corps is pretty solid overall.

    Can they repeat? It's a huge IF here...uncertainty on offense and with the run game may prevent the Yellow Jackets from going back to back, belly to belly.
     
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    2014 SCHEDULE

    WEEK 1- @ OHIO STATE (38-28) W
    WEEK 2- BYE
    WEEK 3- @ VIRGINIA TECH (41-27) L
    WEEK 4- @ FLORIDA STATE (41-24) W
    WEEK 5- CONNECTICUT (54-7) W --- Home opener
    WEEK 6- @ NORTH CAROLINA STATE (54-7) W
    WEEK 7- DUKE
    WEEK 8- #13 MIAMI
    WEEK 9- @ #19 CLEMSON
    WEEK 10- #1 TENNESSEE
    WEEK 11- VIRGINIA
    WEEK 12- WAKE FOREST
    WEEK 13- @ MISSOURI
    WEEK 14- BYE
    WEEK 15- BYE

    RECRUITING CENTRAL
    *****(#1 MLB) Ryan Smith
    *****(#2 SS) Jacob Robinson
    ****(#3 DE) Darryl Moss
    ****(#7 T) Jack Harris
    ****(#18 WR) Ronnie Stephens
    ***(#32 CB) Anthony Christian
     
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    WEEK 1 @ OHIO STATE (W, 38-28)

    GAME NOTES
    ---This was the 1st start of SO-QB Jeremy Cooke and it showed. He completed only 17 of 40 passes for 269 yards. He threw 2INT's and a TD on the game. This game really wasn't his fault though as the WR/RB/TE dropped 8 passes collectively. It was a struggle throwing the ball when your guys aren't catching the rock. This group definitely has questionable hands.

    ---FR-RB Clifford Perry had a strong game rushing for 117 yards and 2TD's. He had 3 drops though, making him an early liability in the passing game.

    ---JR-FS George Dunn had 14 tackles, an INT and a FF as well as a TD. He asserted himself early and often.

    ---The defense held OSU to 52 yards rushing on the game and their starting tailback had just 54 yards on 27 carries.
     
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    WEEK 3 @ VIRGINIA TECH (L, 41-27)- Reported by JMS493

    GAME NOTES
    - In his 2nd start of his career, Cooke struggled again. He completed only 52% of his passes and threw 4 INT's. He did throw for 430 yards but the turnovers are once again a concern as well as the completion %.

    - Perry combined for 160 yards receiving and rushing and had 2 total TD's.

    - Our rushing defense was horrific as we allowed freshman RB Bruce Burton to rush for 151 yards and a score on 16 carries.

    - Quite honestly this game was lost with our constant turning the ball over. We controlled the TOP as well as having the ball but the mistakes was abound with such a young squad on offense.
     
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    WEEK 4 @ FLORIDA STATE (W, 41-24)

    GAME NOTES
    - JR-QB Andy Jones got the start and threw for 248 yards and 2TD's while completing 69% of his passes (I honestly was going to go back to Cooke but I guess i didn't save my depth chart changes earlier!). But we felt that Cooke needed to sit down and see the game from the sidelines again and hope he can play some good QB for us.

    - FR-RB Clifford Perry ran for 80 yards on 19 carries and scored twice.

    - SR-WR Shaun Brown caught 8 balls for 121 yards and a TD.

    - The defense was stout. We sacked FSU 4 times (Edwards twice). We had 2INT's, (one returned for a TD), and we forced 3 fumbles which we all recovered. SS Michael Banks had a HUGE day with 7 tackles, an INT, 2FR's, and a TD. The defense really clamped down and forced 5 turnovers on the game, which was the difference in this game to keep a fiery FSU team at bay. GG Merih!
     
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    WEEK 5 vs. CONNECTICUT (W, 54-7)

    GAME NOTES
    - Once again the story is Cooke but this time it's good. While he threw 2 more INT's on the season, he did throw for 438 yards and 5TD's. The 68% completion percentage was a huge improvement and we hope this is a sign of things to come for this talented young man.

    - Cooke's main target was SR-WR Shaun Brown, a quick WR who continues to get better. He caught 10 balls for 197 yards and 2TD's. JR-WR Robert Edwards had 4 receptions for 131 yards and with 2TD's as well.

    - The defense was stout once again with George Dunn leading the way. 17 tackles, FL, a sack, 2INT's a safety and a TD and Dunn is showing he's leading the way as a defensive player of the year candidate. DT Tony Brooks had 2 sacks on the game. As a whole, the defense held UCONN to 280 yards total which is a good sign for this defense.
     
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    Wow, Dunn continues to put up numbers. way to get the season on track but there are tough games coming up.
     
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    WEEK 6 @ NORTH CAROLINA STATE (W, 68-30)

    GAME NOTES
    - The breaking point was hit when SO-QB threw 4 more interceptions, giving him 12 in 5 games. "The execution has to be better by him and he has all the talent in the world but we need for him to improve," explained Coach Moreecemos. Coach is seriously thinking about turning to JR-QB Andy Jones full-time as Jones has shown he's been a reliable QB despite his lack of accuracy. In the FSU game, he led GT to victory playing turnover-free football.

    - Perry has been slowing down lately in the rushing game and the guy getting the yards is now Richard Smith. The JR-RB had 138 yards on 12 carries with his long being a 78 yard scamper in which he stiff armed a defender.

    - TE Avery Stevenson had a huge game, catching 7 balls for 182 yards and 3TD's. He's showing some of that 2nd round talent that many scouts have him pegged for.

    - The defense, despite giving up 417 yards in total and 30 points did force 8 turnovers. Oddly enough, GT only had a +2 in that category (yes this game was sloppy). Dunn had 12 tackles and a INT, Banks had 12 tackles, King had 2 picks and Merrick had two picks. During the middle of this game, Merrick moved over to the #1 CB spot. "Bell's been struggling here lately and Merrick has really stepped his game up. Bell will start but we feel as this point, Merrick has been shutting down his man like how Bell did last year," said Coach Moreecemos.
     
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    Dunn's a beast...not worried about the defense so much...it's this damn offense...Cooke is a mess right now...I'd love to develop the kid but his throws are off and I might feel Jones gives us what we need to keep this offense moving.
     
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    LOL nah. Wesley Bryant's a beast. Georgia Dunn is just another one of your user-controlled minions that all put up great numbers. OK, that first guy was a flat out beast... lol
     
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    Ah Cooper Taylor lol. Dunn has the size and he can hit. I don't think I'll get a FS like Taylor though :(
     
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    WEEK 7 vs. DUKE (W, 68-14)

    GAME NOTES
    - Andy Jones shined in this game. This kid simply protects the ball and doesn't turn it over. 18/29, 221yds, 3TD's capped a solid game for Jones.

    - Cliff Perry rushed for 157 yards...he looked much better out there...then again the blocks were seemingly better for Perry. Speaking of rushing, Shaun Brown took an option pitch from Jones and took it 69 yards for a score for his only rush of the game. He added to that a 10 reception, 105 yard game and 2 more TD's.

    - Dunn had only 3 tackles but picked off another pass and is only 1 behind Cooper Taylor for all-time INT's for a career. HE also returned it for a TD. Perry Thomas was much aware on the option for Duke. He picked off two pitches and returned one for a TD.

    - GT accumulated 584 yards of offense, 299 passing and 285 rushing. That's great balance as GT continues to diversfy this offense. "Jones passing, Perry running, Brown running...our OC has done a great job with this offense this week...we hope to continue to keep it going as we hit the toughest part of our schedule," said Coach Moreecemos.
     
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    WEEK 7 vs. DUKE (W, 68-14)

    GAME NOTES
    - Andy Jones shined in this game. This kid simply protects the ball and doesn't turn it over. 18/29, 221yds, 3TD's capped a solid game for Jones.

    - Cliff Perry rushed for 157 yards...he looked much better out there...then again the blocks were seemingly better for Perry. Speaking of rushing, Shaun Brown took an option pitch from Jones and took it 69 yards for a score for his only rush of the game. He added to that a 10 reception, 105 yard game and 2 more TD's.

    - Dunn had only 3 tackles but picked off another pass and is only 1 behind Cooper Taylor for all-time INT's for a career. HE also returned it for a TD. Perry Thomas was much aware on the option for Duke. He picked off two pitches and returned one for a TD.

    - GT accumulated 584 yards of offense, 299 passing and 285 rushing. That's great balance as GT continues to diversfy this offense. "Jones passing, Perry running, Brown running...our OC has done a great job with this offense this week...we hope to continue to keep it going as we hit the toughest part of our schedule," said Coach Moreecemos.
     
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    RECRUITING CENTRAL

    Coach Moreecemos wanted to get off to a fast start after a slow year of recruiting last year frustrated the staff as well as GT fans. "Don't get me wrong, we feel we brought in a great class of kids in here but we'd like to get some early commits and ride that momentum throughout the season." So far, coach Moreecemos has done that, getting 6 recruits through only half the season. Right now, GT sits #2 in the recruiting ranks from Rivals.com.

    MLB RYAN SMITH
    6'1", 222lbs, Thomasville, AL, #1 MLB(*****)
    KEY ATTRIBUTES- C+ SPD, B TACKLE, B BLOCK SHEDDING, B- HIT POWER, B- STRENGTH
    ---Smith was the 1st recruit of this 2014 class. The #1 MLB signed instantly with the Yellow Jackets, filling a huge need. Smith is the type of leader you need in the middle. He hits hard and plays like an old school type LB. He doesn't possess great speed but he's your prototypical MLB.
    WHAT SCOUTS SAY- Smith came in rated the #1 MLB in this class but many feel that Eugene James and Charles Landry grade out as better prospects as the years wear on. There's no question that Smith is an old school type LB in the sense that he's not the fastest but he's a sure tackler and he hits with power.
    PRO PROJECTION- Jeremiah Trotter
    GT PROJECTION- Current MLB Jonathan Webb


    JACOB ROBINSON
    6'4", 215lbs, Humble, TX, #2 SS (*****)
    KEY ATTRIBUTES- B SPD, B- TAK, B ZCV, B PST, B BSD, B ACC
    ---Robinson committed quickly as well filling a need at the safety spot. Robinson is a powerful SS who can play close to the line. His ability to excel in coverage makes him a great asset. He's a sure tackler as well as it seems the GT staff would like to become better at that aspect of the game. Robinson can become a great player in this program, especially with Coach Moreecemos at the helm.
    WHAT SCOUTS SAY- Robinson has all the tools to become a stud SS. He can play down in the box and stuff the run and pursues the ball with little to no effort it seems. He loves to dish out big hits but the aspect we love is that he played some WR in college. He can become a playmaker from that strong side and that's something you normally don't see from a SS player
    PRO PROJECTION- S Pat Watkins
    GT PROJECTION- Current SS Michael Banks


    DE DARRYL MOSS
    6'1", 264lbs, Daytona Beach, FL, #3 DE (****)
    KEY ATTRIBUTES- B SPD, B STR, A PST
    ---Moss was a huge get here. He's an amazing athlete with great speed for a man his size. He's powerful and overall just one of the top prospects in this class. He's someone that can play from day one and he likely will have to.
    WHAT SCOUTS SAY- It's true that Moss is one of the elite talents in this class. His speed/strength/size combination is the best in this class. He has an array of moves and is quite advanced at this point of development. The way he pursues the ball makes him a "high motor" guy but he really is more than that.
    PRO PROJECTION- DE Raheem Brock
    GT PROJECTION- Current DE Brannon Edwards


    CB ANTHONY CHRISTIAN
    6'2", 185lbs, Venice, FL, #32 CB (***)
    KEY ATTRIBUTES- B+ SPD, B ZCV, B ACC, B- PRS
    ---Christian continues to be apart of the CB overhaul that Coach Moreecemos has put in tons of work into recruiting wise. Christian has great size for the position with his tall lanky frame. He has good speed and his best playing zone coverage. We love his size/speed combo and hope he can continue to develop.
    WHAT SCOUTS SAY- Christian comes in as a 3 star type recruit. He's definitely a work in progress here. Despite his 6'2" frame, he's not much of a jumper so he likely will get outjumped by more athletic WR's. His hands are questionable so he's not much of a playmaker at this point. Right now Christian may not be much of a contributor for the YJ's until his junior season.
    PRO PROJECTION- N/A
    GT PROJECTION- Current CB Jake Davis


    T JACK HARRIS
    6'7" 316lbs, Vicksburg, MS #7 T (****)
    KEY ATTRIBUTES- B- PBK, B RBK, B+ STR, B RBKFOOT
    ---Harris was a huge get, outdueling LSU Tigers (and that means something). He's a stud tackle with great size. He's an adept run blocker and can start right away. He's powerful as well and can play either tackle position.
    WHAT SCOUTS SAY- Another great pickup for GT. Harris is an old school type tackle who's a mauler. If he gets his hands on his man, they are likely out of the play. He's slow and not agile but his footwork on run and passing is very good. Only thing is he'll likely struggle against the collegiate end, a undersized and quick end maybe his weakness but still, Harris has what it takes to be a star.
    PRO PROJECTION- T Flozell Adams
    GT PROJECTION- Current T Brock Barnes


    WR RONNIE STEPHENS
    6'2", 168lbs, College Park, GA, #18 WR (****)
    KEY ATTRIBUTES- B+ SPD, C+ CTH, B- RTE, B- SPEC
    ---Stephens was a great find in the backyard of GT. He has good speed and nice length at 6'2". His hands give him the ability to start right away and he knows what he's doing out there. He's a smooth athlete and can make big plays.
    WHAT SCOUTS SAY- This WR class is rather underwhelming with no real speedster besides Cliff Pollack and even he isn't much of a WR. Stephens may turn out to be the best in this class. His speed, and catching abilities make him the best out of this class despite being ranked #18. If there's one kid who can step onto campus and have an impact before anyone in this class, it's Stephens.
    PRO PROJECTION- N/A
    GT PROJECTION- Current GT WR Shaun Brown
     
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    I will land the best WR in this class Mo...just you wait and see..!
     
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    WEEK 8- vs. MIAMI (W, 41-24)

    GAME NOTES
    - This game will be known as sack bowl. SR-RE doubled his total coming into this game by sacking Miami QB Adam Francis 6 TIMES! Edwards was a monster coming off the edge and Coach Moreecemos specifically dialed up tons of blitzes to pressure the young QB. "I'll always remember this day...you can't say many players had 6 sacks in a game," said Edwards who fell one shy of breaking the record. On Miami's side, RE Chris Parham had 3 sacks.

    - The run game was strong. Perry rushed for 130 yards on 23 carries and scored twice. WR Shaun Brown ran 49 yards on his only touch rushing the ball. Andy Jones only had 28 yards but had tons of key scrambles on Miami as their end kept losing contain on the outside. "Coach told me to go when he did that...we saw tape on Miami and we played them perfect most times in the game," said Jones.

    - SR-TE Avery Stevenson had one of the most amazing plays I've ever seen. Well actually it was backup QB Jeremy Cooke who did the hard work. Blitzing end (you'll notice a pattern here) came off the edge but worked his way inside nicking the jersey of Jones. Cooke nudged off the defender, moved up in the pocket and launched a ball into the endzone. Stevenson who was 1 of two guys in the endzone for GT had followed the ball perfect towards the back of the endzone, catching it over 3 Miami defenders for the opening score. "That was Big Ben esque," said Coach Moreecemos.

    - Back to the sacks, Francis was sacked 10 times on the game. He only completed 10 of 23 passes as well. Gunn had 2 sacks, King had 1 and Boyd had 1 to add to Edwards' 6.
     
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    WEEK 9 @ CLEMSON (W, 37-34)

    GAME NOTES
    - I can't check the notes of the game since i pretty much shut my machine off because i was late for where I had to go (so i see the result but no results of it on my end). Pretty much both defenses were tough forcing several turnovers. My QB Andy Jones was erratic and threw 4 INT's...one of which he completely threw it god knows where perfectly into the hands of a Clemson Tiger. Things seemed bleak for the Yellow Jackets but a couple of key stops and a huge scramble to get into FG range with around 7 seconds left gave us the final shot at a game winning FG, which we nailed. Jones had about 100 yards rushing though, including a 71 yard scamper up the gut on a perfectly read option. Good stuff Cole.
     
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    Sounds like a great game. Nice win.
     

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