Excerpts from Georgia Tech Sports Information:
Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson had a chance to see his entire Yellow Jacket squad for the first time Wednesday as Tech conducted its first practice session of the 2008 season. The Yellow Jackets practiced for two hours in helmets and shorts at Rose Bowl Fields.
"There's a lot of excitement going into the first practice, and for me, a lot of anticipation," Johnson said after seeing Tech's newcomers on the field for the first time. "But you have to remember it's just the first day and we're not even in pads yet."
Tuesday's practice appeared to run much smoother and at a quicker pace than the spring sessions held in March and April when Tech players were being introduced to new schemes.
FSU plays Georgia Tech @ Georgia Tech on November 1
For the past three seasons, the ACC has had eight bowl-eligible teams. The league this season has added an affiliation with a ninth bowl,the Congressional, Dec. 20 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Congressional would have the ninth pick of ACC teams. The ACC representative, if there is one, would meet Navy, assuming the Midshipmen are bowl-eligible.
Seven freshmen from Miami's recruiting class may not be on hand when the Hurricanes report to school Thursday. According to head coach Randy Shannon, four incoming freshmen still have issues to resolve with the NCAA Clearinghouse and two other recruits already have enrolled in prep school after they were unable to qualify academically.
FSU plays Miami @ Miami on October 4.