Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas is not looking back to 2015. Monday, following the team’s first spring-practice session, Thomas gave voice to his forward-thinking mindset.
“Last year was last year,” he said. “We can’t worry about it.”
There’s plenty of reason to avoid contemplating the worst season at Tech since 1994. The Yellow Jackets lost six games by eight points or fewer in finishing 3-9 and 1-7 in the ACC. The team’s 18-year bowl streak was among the casualties of a season marked by injuries and poor play.
“Just got to go in there and work,” Thomas said. “Put last year behind you. You can’t focus on that. We’re looking to the future.”
Thomas has work to do with a raft of inexperienced running backs. For example, at A-back, Lynn Griffin moved over from defensive back midseason, J.J. Green sat out the season after transferring from Georgia and Qua Searcy missed the final nine games with an ankle injury. At B-back, Marcus Marshall and Marcus Allen both played last season, but none of the other four candidates have played a snap of college football.
“I’m just trying to improve on everything each day,” Thomas said. “It’s not one particular thing, but you’ve got to work on the full craft and just try to get in unison with the rest of the guys.”
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