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August 19, 2008ATLANTA - Georgia Tech continued its preparation for next Thursday's football season-opener against Jacksonville State by practicing for two hours Tuesday afternoon in full pads. The Jackets spent time focusing on Jacksonville State, and closed the session working on the two-minute drill and conditioning.
"I think we had a much better tempo today," head coach Paul Johnson said. "We were more focused than yesterday with it being the first day of class. Everything is in place now; it's just a matter of execution. All I can do is coach them hard and do what it takes to win. We will practice again in pads tomorrow, have a scrimmage on Thursday and then refine things on Friday."
The Jackets are nine days away from the season-opener August 28 against Jacksonville State. Kick-off at Bobby Dodd Stadium will be 7:30 p.m. and the Jackets continue to work their game plan into practice.
"We got a better look at the scout team today," Johnson continued. "We need them to play hard. We can't accomplish anything if they are just standing there. They're a big part of what it takes to win a football game and I saw a much better effort today."
Paul Johnson Radio Show Debuts Wednesday
The first-ever Paul Johnson Radio Show hits the airwaves Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The one-hour show, co-hosted by Wes Durham, will be carried in Atlanta on the Georgia Tech flagship station, 790 The Zone, as well as selected affiliates throughout the state.
The first two shows - August 20 and August 26 - will originate from the studio. Beginning September 3rd, the show will air live from Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station
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