5 things to know about Georgia Tech on Thursday

1. Freshman B-backs Dedrick Mills and KirVonte Benson will not play in Saturday’s home opener against Mercer. The two were suspended by coach Paul Johnson for violation of team rules.

2. From A (Attaouchu, Jeremiah) to Y (Young, Louis), how all 26 former Tech players who were in NFL camps this preseason fared . (Spoiler: Demaryius Thomas made the Broncos roster. Speaking of which, he and former Tech defensive tackle Adam Gotsis will be in the season opener Thursday night against Carolina.)

3. A more in-depth look at the Tech passing game, which rescued the Jackets against Boston College, but, Johnson said, can still be better. “We missed a ton in the passing game,” he said. From Doug Roberson

4. The Jackets have practiced better this week , Johnson said, but what he’s not exactly sure what that means for Saturday.

5. Mercer coach Bobby Lamb shared his thoughts on Georgia Tech with local media. 3 notes of interest , as culled by Doug Roberson.

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Ken Sugiura
Ken Sugiura
Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.