Against the Tigers, Tech could use as many capable offensive linemen as possible. The Clemson defensive line of ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant and tackles Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins is touted as possibly the best line in college football history.
Against that line, “the challenge becomes just trying to find a way to block ’em or read ’em to get to the second level,” Johnson said. “But hopefully with the nature of what we do, we won’t have to block all those guys and maybe we’ll be able to double some of them.”
Johnson said he expected lineman Kenny Cooper to play more after playing in his first game of the season Saturday. Cooper returned from a foot injury suffered in spring practice and played about 12 snaps.