April 26, 2019 Atlanta - Georgia Tech quarterback Lucas Johnson (7) reacts during 2019 Georgia Tech Football Spring Game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday, April 26, 2019. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

What Georgia Tech players said after the spring game

Comments from Georgia Tech players following the spring game Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium:

Quarterback Lucas Johnson on the offense’s progess:

“I feel like we’ve all come a long way, as every player on the offense from our first practice. And i think everybody’s getting a lot more comfortable with it. I still feel like there’s a lot of stuff we need to improve on and we have all summer to work out the kinks and when we come back in camp, we’re going o start the install right over, so I feel like everybody’ll come back a lot more comfortable with knowing everything they need to do. But for five weeks with a new offense, I think we did pretty well tonight.”

Quarterback James Graham on his touchdown pass to wide receiver Adonicas Sanders:

“It was exciting. We had opened the series with a read option and then we came back. I knew I had a one-on-one with Adonicas and I’m going to take it every time. I don’t care what corner in the nation is on him, I’m going to take it.”

Sanders on the switch in schemes: 

“From the last offense, I really didn’t have a chance to be able to showcase my talents. Now I’m glad that coach Collins came in and we started to run the spread offense, and that’s my type of offense. This spring, I just wanted to show the coaches that I can be able to make plays and stand out.”

Running back Jordan Mason on having a large group of running backs:

“We’ve got this play where it’s like two backs in the backfield, so hopefully that’ll help us out, too, because we have a lot of playmakers – Dontae (Smith), me, Christian (Malloy), Jerry (Howard), O.J. (Omahri Jarrett). And we’ve got playmakers coming in the freshman (class). So we’ve got to see what it is when we come back in the fall.”

Safety Tariq Carpenter n if defense progressed more this spring:

“Yeah, because for example last year, we only installed four calls (in the spring) because the offense that we were going against in the spring. This spring, we installed almost our whole defense, so I felt like we are going to be more prepared in the fall than we were in the past.”

Linebacker David Curry on the White-team defense getting frustrated:

“You can’t starting pointing fingers and stuff like that. (Coach Geoff Collins) explained that whenever stuff like that happens, the best thing to do is call our base defense and play one play at a time and that’s what we did. And so we came out in the two-minute drill and we stopped them and our offense went down and scored. I think we responded pretty well. We just needed a little bit of talking to.”

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