Tuesday Sept 9, 2008
ATLANTA (AP) -- Through his first two starts, Josh Nesbitt has
completed only 11 passes, none of them for touchdowns. But there
are other reasons he's looking like a good fit in Georgia Tech's
new spread option offense. Nesbitt has rushed for 153 yards and
Coach Paul Johnson was impressed that Nesbitt kept his composure
against Boston College last week, even when the Eagles' big
defensive front was beating Georgia Tech's offensive line and
Nesbitt, a sophomore from Greensboro, Ga., won't rank among the
Atlantic Coast Conference passing leaders. He is only 11-for-25
passing for 160 yards, but he has not thrown an interception.
It's more important for Nesbitt to read defenses and make good
decisions on option plays to set up running opportunities for
Jonathan Dwyer, who has two 100-yard games in the Yellow Jackets'
2-0 start. Johnson said Nesbitt is still learning the offense.
The young quarterback's composure has a young Georgia Tech team
in position to take a big early lead in the ACC's Coastal Division.
If the Yellow Jackets beat Virginia Tech for what would be a second
straight road victory, they'll be 2-0 in the conference for only
the second time in 10 years.
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