ATLANTA — Tevin Washington scored on a 36-yard option run and threw the ball “fairly well again,” according to coach Paul Johnson, as Georgia Tech held a scrimmage Saturday.
Washington, a junior, is the favorite to replace 2010 senior Joshua Nesbitt at quarterback.
Redshirt freshman Synjyn Days and freshman Vad Lee are competing with Washington. Days scored on an 8-yard run.
Lee scored on a run from the 1 and completed a pair of passes to freshman receiver Jeff Greene. Johnson says Greene has played himself into a position “where he is certainly going to play.”
Johnson says converted quarterback David Sims could start at B-back, the position where Jonathan Dwyer and Anthony Allen excelled the last three years.
LSU’s Miles says players’ behavior ‘unacceptable’: LSU coach Les Miles says players have “been involved in behavior that’s unacceptable to me” after starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and several unidentified teammates were implicated in a fight at a local bar early Friday morning.
Miles addressed the media about the incident for the first time Saturday. A group of 22 players who make up the fourth-ranked Tigers’ Unity Council accompanied Miles for a terse 6 1/2-minute session that included an apology from senior offensive lineman Josh Dworaczyk.
“I can tell you that the last couple of days have been miserable for us, that we’ve been involved in behavior that’s unacceptable to me, certainly unacceptable to our team — guys that broke team rules and violated curfew,” Miles said. “I can tell you and assure you that this will not happen again. I can tell you that there’s a remorseful team here.
“I personally want to apologize for the actions of my team.”
Miles said a “relatively large group” was involved in the incident, mentioning senior lineman T-Bob Hebert and Jefferson by name. Miles said all team members were accounted for at a 10:30 p.m. curfew check Thursday night.
No charges have been filed, nor have there been any arrests. The Baton Rouge Police Department’s investigation was ongoing Saturday.
Police spokesman Sgt. Don Stone said four people were taken to local hospitals after the fight, none of them football players. Stone also said the four people taken for medical attention indicated they intended to press charges.
Athletic director Joe Alleva released statement saying “we will not tolerate student-athletes whose irresponsible actions tarnish the good name of a great university.”
“Coach Miles has already begun taking disciplinary action,” Alleva said.
“It is critical that we are deliberate in determining the facts surrounding this incident and as coach Miles said, when the facts are clear, additional and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken if necessary.”