ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 24: Tevin Washington #13 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets gets instructions from Head Coach Paul Johnson during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Bobby Dodd Field on September 24, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
-- Last year's loss to NC State remains stuck in Paul Johnson's craw, which is horrible news. Many observers close to the Georgia Tech football program have estimated that it takes anywhere from 60 to 75 points to remove something from craw. Take Kansas for example. After last year the Jayhawks were way up in there. (There being Paul Johnson's craw.) This year Johnson's offense set a school record in yards per carry on the way to 66 points. That said, Johnson's specific words were that it was stuck "a little bit," which arguably implies that he will need no more than 45 points.
-- TOB says it's important not to lose your keys.
"They do a lot of things to try to work your eyes and get your eyes off your keys," O'Brien said.
"You can't be staring into the backfield looking at the quarterback. You've got to be watching everything else that's going on and not the quarterback if you're going to have any chance at all against that offense."
-- Tech has had issues with kickoffs. Johnson:
If you break down our kickoff coverage team, they gave up 18 yards a return? In the big picture that's what matters, where they start, but it's pretty hard to hold them inside the 20 if you kick it to the 20. We've got to do a better job kicking the ball. If you can hold people to 18 yards on a return on average that's actually pretty good.
The Jackets are 91st in the country in average kickoff distance (61.5 yards) and two kicks have landed out of bounds.