What 3 Georgia Tech players said after Saturday’s scrimmage

September 17, 2016 Atlanta - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets linebacker Terrell Lewis (52) reacts after they shut down Vanderbilt Commodores quarterback Kyle Shurmur (14) in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 17, 2016. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won 38-7 over the Vanderbilt Commodores. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Comments from A-back Nathan Cottrell, B-back Dedrick Mills and linebacker Terrell Lewis following Georgia Tech’s scrimmage Saturday morning at Bobby Dodd Stadium.


on returning from his 2015 ACL tear:

“I feel 100 percent. Like I said, last year, coming back into the spring, I didn’t get to the spring, so going into fall camp, it was kind of iffy getting back onto things, really just trusting my knee. But this year, I really haven’t felt any differences. I feel like I’m back to where I need to be and just continuing to work on the plays and getting better every day.”

On gaining experience in the offense:

“Playing A-back last fall, I wasn’t really comfortable with it just because, like I’ve been saying, I haven’t been able to go through the spring and really go through things at first and going right into fall camp and really trying to work on it. Because when you watch film, it’s one thing to say, ‘Yeah, I know where to go on this,’ but whenever you’re going full speed, your mind’s racing, it’s a lot different. But being able to go through this spring, it’s made things a lot better and made me a lot more comfortable in the offense.”

Explore Ups and downs in Georgia Tech’s scrimmage


“With so many guys coming back, there’s a whole bunch of experience on the team now. So when the season gets here, we just go out there and do what we do. We’ve got a great chance to be better than we were last year.”

Explore Paul Johnson has gripe with NCAA rules change on official visits


On going into his senior year:

“I definitely wanted it to go by a little slower, because it’s going way too fast. Because you come in, you’re a freshman and you don’t really know anything, and now, I’m not going to say I know everything, but I’m a lot more comfortable in the system. I want a lot more from my guys in terms of effort and less loafs and things like that, because this has really turned into my team, seeing how I’m one of the few seniors on this team, especially the linebackers, because I’m the only senior linebacker, so I take a lot of pride in that. I just try to savor every day like it’s the last one.”

On improved players at his position:

“Victor Alexander, he’s gotten a lot more comfortable in terms of knowing what he needs to do because he’s always been a (heck) of a player, but he’s starting to get a lot more comfortable in knowing what his job is. Probably Jakob Brasher. Jakob Brashear is a guy that, he’s not the biggest dude, but he’ll definitely try to get after it, and he’ll make plays.”

Explore 5 things learned at Georgia Tech spring practice

In Other News