Georgia Tech needs time to recover from loss, but has short week

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The schedule left Georgia Tech only five days to move past its season-opening loss to Virginia Tech.

Paul Johnson said Wednesday more time may be needed to get past the Yellow Jackets’ 20-17 overtime loss at No. 15 Virginia Tech on Monday night. He called the loss “gut-wrenching.”

“Losses linger longer than the wins do, and that’s going to be one that will be hard to kick,” Johnson said.

“We had a great opportunity and we didn’t get it done.”

Georgia Tech has four consecutive home games to make up for the loss, starting with Saturday night’s visit from Presbyterian.

The Yellow Jackets, who were off on Tuesday, returned to practice Wednesday to start addressing breakdowns on offense exposed by Virginia Tech’s defense.

Johnson said former Jefferson County star B.J. Bostic remains in competition for carries at the team’s three running back spots.

GEORGIA: The Bulldogs’ injury situation heading into Saturday’s Southeastern Conference opener at Missouri looks promising.

Malcolm Mitchell, who moved from receiver to cornerback prior to spring practice to help out the secondary for this matchup, practiced with the defensive backs, looking much-improved on his sprained left ankle from a day earlier.

Coach Mark Richt said Mitchell will make the trip.

Starting offensive right tackle John Theus returned to practice for the first time since spraining his left ankle in Saturday’s win over Buffalo.

 

PENN STATE: Former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky regrets not taking the stand at his child sex abuse trial and likely will be sentenced next month, his defense lawyer said Wednesday.

“He does now,” Joe Amendola said. “What do they say about Monday morning? 20-20?”

Amendola had suggested in his opening statement that Sandusky might testify.

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