Georgia Tech center Jay Finch is ready for the hand wringing over his unspecified body part to end.
“Good,” Finch said of his physical condition. “Ready for Elon, so you don’t have to write any more ‘I’m hurt’ articles.”
Ever the gamer, Finch declined to specify the location of his body, concerned about targeting, but offered some insight into the reason for his absence last week.
“It’s wear and tear,” he said. “It’s something that I’ve had to play with for years. It’s something I’ve continued to play with. It wasn’t a day-to-day thing; it got aggravated.”
After the injury to the part of his body that might have been his surgically repaired shoulder, but perhaps wasn’t, Finch was advised to take a few days off, as he’ll be needed for the long haul. Finch complied. Finch's return to practice meant that the offensive line had four of its projected starters on the field for the first time since preseason camp began - left tackle Ray Beno, left guard Will Jackson, Finch at center and Shaquille Mason at right guard. Only right tackle Morgan Bailey, recovering from an undisclosed surgery, is still out. He could be back for the Duke game.
Bryan Chamberlain has been practicing in Bailey's spot.
A week after a pair of unimpressive losses, Georgia Tech regained a bit of its footing. The Yellow Jackets delivered an emphatic 87-57 thrashing of East Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion to head into their final exam week on an up note.