Johnson said that there were “too many mistakes and the ball’s out too much” — defensive end Anree Saint-Amour had a sack/forced fumble recovered by defensive tackle Kyle Cerge-Henderson, cornerback Lance Austin had an interception and linebacker Tyler Cooksey and walk-on defensive end Tyler Vernon recovered unforced fumbles — but overall struck a pleased tone with the offense. Among the trio of pursuers of No. 1 quarterback Matthew Jordan, Lucas Johnson and Marshall threw the ball well, Johnson said.
“Jay Jones was all over the place,” Johnson said. “Can’t anybody tackle him. A lot of times, it’s not the way it’s supposed to go, but he reverses and he’s athletic. He is a really, really good athlete.”
Johnson reasserted his opinion that quarterback is probably the deepest position on the team and went so far as to say of Jones that “I’m not sure he can’t be the (starting) quarterback.”
Jones and Johnson are redshirt freshmen. Marshall is, like Jordan, a junior. While Johnson said at the start of spring practice that it was his hope
that Jordan would claim the starting job by the end of spring practice
, he called it an active competition Saturday.
“All the quarterbacks (Saturday) did really well, threw the ball really well, ran the ball really well,” Stewart said. “So I’m excited to see we’ve got a lot of options.”
Weimerskirch, a sophomore like Benson and Mills, split snaps with Benson with the first- and second-string offenses as coaches take a long look at both.
“We had some great blocking and I just ran right behind those blocks,” Weimerskirch said.
Tech has completed eight of its 15 spring workouts and will conclude its spring practice with the spring game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on April 21.