ATLANTA - A win in its ACC opener may not be enough to make Georgia Tech the team to beat in the conference, but since the win came on the road against one of the league's powers in 2007, it was an important boost.
BOSTON - After surviving three fumbles in the first half, Georgia Tech knew a big play of its own could quickly turn things around in the second.
BOSTON - If new Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson wanted to know more about the Boston College team that rose to No. 2 in the nation last year, he could cue up some game tapes from 2007 or just walk a few blocks to see former Eagles quarterback Matt Ryan play for the Atlanta Falcons.
ATLANTA - Imagine the letters home from Georgia Tech's receivers.
ATLANTA - Paul Johnson's first two Atlantic Coast Conference games look more like a rude initiation than a polite welcome.
ATLANTA - Paul Johnson's triple-option offense was so effective that even Georgia Tech's first fumble with its new coach led to a touchdown.
ATLANTA - Paul Johnson had only mixed praise for his team following a lopsided victory in his debut as Georgia Tech's coach.
ATLANTA - It's hard to derive much from Georgia Tech's 41-14 beatdown of Division I-AA Jacksonville State on Thursday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.
ATLANTA - Jack Crowe says he doesn't know what to expect from Georgia Tech.
ATLANTA - It should be no surprise that Jaybo Shaw has been a quick study in Paul Johnson's option offense.
ATLANTA - Only four days after he talked about the wave of "malfunctions" he saw in his team's final preseason scrimmage, Paul Johnson offered a more optimistic tone on Monday.
ATLANTA - Paul Johnson tried to show his players what could happen in a real game in Georgia Tech's final preseason scrimmage on Thursday.
ATLANTA - Jahi Word-Daniels is the lone returning senior in Georgia Tech's secondary.
After sitting out a number of practices with injuries, quarterback Josh Nesbitt, offensive tackle Andrew Gardner and B-back Richard Watson all returned to practice Monday for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
ATLANTA - There's no reason to compare Jonathan Dwyer with Tashard Choice.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Mississippi Rebels will finish the season in the same place where they started back in August.
ATLANTA - For a stretch of the second half, Georgia Tech had no answer for Illinois junior Rayvonte Rice.
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech linebacker Quayshawn Nealy expects no drop-off when junior quarterback Hutson Mason makes his first career start for Georgia.
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