Posted: 2:29 pm Friday, January 10th, 2014

Sims, Cummings in all-star game 

By Ken Sugiura

Former Georgia Tech B-back David Sims and defensive tackle Euclid Cummings will play Saturday in the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, S.C., a pre-draft all-star game.

Sims has been playing tailback, a change from playing almost directly behind the quarterback in Tech’s spread-option offense.

“It’s been fun,” he said. “It’s been neat learning a whole new offense all over again, but it’s something that, going to the next phase of my career, it’s something I’m going to have to end up doing anyway. It was good practice and it was a good thing to show the coaching staff I can actually do it.”

The primary benefit for Sims and others is the practices, which take place in front of NFL scouts and coaches. For Sims, in particular, it’s useful because he can demonstrate his ability in a conventional offense. Sims said the feedback he has received has “been positive for the most part.”

Sims and Cummings have been practicing this week for the National team that is coached, coincidentally, by former Tech coach Chan Gailey. Further, the American team is coached by Ralph Friedgen. To complete the thread, the National team’s honorary coach is Bobby Cremins.

“Coach Gailey, you can tell he’s an offensive coach,” Sims said. “He’s a good guy, though. He’s very particular with what he wants.”

Sims said Gailey spoke with him at the beginning of the week and, knowing Sims’ background, told him to be patient.

This is the first time the Medal of Honor Bowl, billed as “South Carolina’s Premier College All-Star Football Game,” will be played. Center Jay Finch, defensive end Emmanuel Dieke, A-back Robert Godhigh and offensive lineman Will Jackson will play in the College All-Star Bowl Feb. 14 in Greenville, S.C. Saturday’s game is not televised.

(I spoke with Sims and Jackson this week about a variety of topics. I’ll have something up next week.)

100 comments
D-Sheets
D-Sheets

Mike Banning, "after we had lost to OM in horrible fashion due to poor coaching by CPJ"

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When the player(s) fail to execute it's PJ's fault. 

When the player(s) do execute it's b/c the opponent sux. 

Sound correct to you, Mike Banning?

POAD2013
POAD2013

In response to the crap on the boards Mr. Williams replied......


Anthony Chris Williams......You didn't hear it out my mouth chances are it ain't true!



That is straight from the houses mouth so to speak(facebook page).

knudegard1
knudegard1

Intersting that the UGA/ALA game has a free link and the GT game at noon requires pay to read.

knudegard1
knudegard1

Interesting that UGA game has a free link and the GT gam at noon has to be paid for to read.

GTLee
GTLee

"Would WnE create some fake twitter account, just to slander CPJ? "

I wouldn't put it past someone sleazy enough to stalk a teenage boy on Twitter

Jmonty
Jmonty

I honestly can't trust anything that WnE posts.  He just loves chaos.  He has proven he hates CPJ.  So, finding a post like this isn't surprising....just like someone else not being able to find this post.  Would WnE create some fake twitter account, just to slander CPJ?  I honestly question that.

MarineJacket
MarineJacket

This post by Jon Dwyer, I'm going to have to question it. I follow Dwyer have have not been able to find it. Maybe we want to make sure we are following the real person. He'll Bo Pelini has someone with a fake account that has as many people following it as his account thinking its real.

Go Jackets!!!

POAD2013
POAD2013

Somebody KILL WnE/Mike Banning's access to the ALC site.

JacketMan
JacketMan

Ken; I "like" this blog comment format, where we have a chance to "like" and "reply" to other comments. Might I ask for one other feature? How about a "BLOCK USER" option so we don't have to even see the garbage that's wasting the space on these? Now THAT would really be appreciated!

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

GT has blown, by my calculations a half-dozen golden opportunities at replacing Johnson this off-season.

Kiffin, Wisenhunt, Mack Brown, Orgeron, Munchak, Schiano.

Winners, the Lot of em.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

AJ......You're bonkers.

Kiffin is a magnificent hire.

He's a far superior offensive guru to Nussmeier.

Our offense hasn't been nearly as proficient w/o Jim McElwain.

Plus, Kiffin is a maniac on the recruiting trail.

Nussmeier was our weakest recruiter.......by miles.

The Nic-Tator was finished with his nonchalant recruiting tactics.

Not to mention...........Layla!!!! Hey-now hey-now

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@GTLee 

I just got home from a night out, and that screen grab of Dwyer and A.Williams is from facebook or something other than twitter.

If you look very close you can see A.Williams and Daniel Drummond in the small pic on the left where A.Williams seems to reply to Dwyer/

Both of these comments came after our horrible performance in the Bowl Game vs. OM.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Banning.......I'm certainly not surprised.

It's gotta be dis-heartening for all these ex-Jackets watching their Program sink like the Titanic.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

The fact that A.Williams agreed with Dwyer and was truthful with his younger brother when Pajamas was recruiting him was probably enough for CPJ to target this young man and dismiss him from the GT FB program, AW didn't quit on GT.

My theory is that AW wouldn't let CPJ get away with some Vad Lee-type recruiting tactics with his younger brother.


See photo:

http://i41.tinypic.com/2j46cjp.png

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@POAD2013 

Look above JMK, what do you think about those comments from Dwyer and the implied agreement from a current YJ (at the time), A. Williams?

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@JacketMan 

Great idea!

You'd be one of the ones that gets blocked because REAL GT FANS don't want to come on the AJC blogs and see excuse-making, boot-licking-toadies (I borrowed that phrase) that do nothing but support and make excuses for an under-performing, over-paid HC.

drydirtroad
drydirtroad

@BigCrimson75 Mack Brown would have been terrible because Tech used to beat his NC team all the time. The players would have found that out and would not have been motivated. They aren't now because CPJ won't use shotguns. That's why they can't make first downs, and have to pass on third down. CPJ serves Georgia just fine though, allowing them to win each and every year. He just wasn't the right guy for Tech with his funny-looking running offense that basically runs to the sidelines, not pass it toward the goal line in a shotgun formation. Oh, we tried that, and we couldn't block, or our receivers couldn't break open. That's why we were good enough to beat only the patsys such as AL A&M this year.

drydirtroad
drydirtroad

@BigCrimson75 I don't agree with you about Kiffin at all. He offered no threat to Tech at all in the Sun Bowl, offensively or defensively. He will be a flunky to Saban, and Saban will probably make all the OC calls. I agree with Whisenhunt. Ken was a great TE for Tech. Him or Hamilton would be good HC's. I remember Steve Raible, a receiver for Tech who also was good, and who went out to Seattle to play for the Seahawks. I wonder what ever became of him?

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@BigCrimson75 

IMO they should have canned Pajamas and made a legit offer to Stanford DC Derrick Mason, lots of winners out there that are much better than Pajamas that could do wonders with the HS talent base that surrounds GT.

When it is all said and done, if Pajamas stays at GT 2 ,more years because our Athl. Dept is too CHEAP to fire his @$$, that selfish move will set GT FB back 8-10 years.

We might never recover if CPJ stays at GT for 2 more years.

Critical times are ahead for  GT FB and 49th rated recruiting classes made up of 5-9 LBs and 5-8 CBs are not going to elevate GT FB.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@BigCrimson75 I guess now Kiffin's wife doesn't have to do PORN for another year or 2...LOL

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@BigCrimson75 Like I said earlier, my post was mostly tongue in cheek.  But you have to remember, while LK is a great recruiter, he has burned a lot of bridges down here.  Bama/Texas would be the only schools where he has a chance at resurrecting his career.  


Does Bama play Tennessee this year?  That should be fun.

GTLee
GTLee

@MikeBanning according to the official GT athletics webpage, Anthony Williams' middle name is Jeremiah, not Chris, which would make this screen-grab a joke.

What is your response to this, WeeNiE?

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

As if it was some point of debate or secret that GT needs a new HC and direction...

drydirtroad
drydirtroad

@BigCrimson75 BC75, I'm not an ex-Jacket, but I am a grad, and you nailed it, Tech's fb program is sinking, and there's plenty of mutineers complaining about PJ, such as me; I don't really want to see the program sink; I went to games at GF all the way back to the late 50's; Tech should get back with the BD years yj that POAD 2013 and I use, and dump "Buzz" and PJ at the same time; I believe since Hamilton broke the offense records of all the white players such as Kim KIng, Lenny Snow, Johnny Sias and Pepper Rogers, he should become HC; besides, most players at Tech now are blacks; I'll bet Hamilton would bring a shotgun offense to Tech that would be as competitive as anybody's; lets not forget, he almost won the Heisman 

GTLee
GTLee

How nice......BC and WeeNiE are now BFF's........

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@MikeBanning according to the official GT athletics webpage, Anthony Williams' middle name is Jeremiah, not Chris, which would make this screen-grab a joke.


Jon Dwyer is a good football player, but that doesn't mean we should take his opinions on personnel seriously.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Jim Tressel.......another golden opportunity wasted by Bobinski.

Bobinski will find himself clipped right along with PJ for his nonchalant attitude towards fixing the problems at GT.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@POAD2013 

Why JMK?

My comments are way less crass and vulgar than the crap that you write?

You still haven't told me which college you graduated from, that give you the freedom to criticize places like Stanford, ND, and Vandy.

GTRanj
GTRanj

I would love to see how you can up with those figures of cpj staying 2 years setting gt back 8. I'd love to see the careful analysis that went into that very wise and thoughtful prediction

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

Paul Johnson won't be here 2 more years bc our athletic department is "too cheap".  He will be here bc the institution as a whole and the alumni just don't care about having a really good football program and are quite content with mediocrity.

I would have thought that if anything, you would have learned that by now after being challenged by all the folks who go to bat for and support Paul Johnson on these blogs.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

AJ.......Bama plays UT every year. 3rd Sat in Oct normally.

PaulinNH
PaulinNH

@AugustaJacket @BigCrimson75

Same time they play every year - 3rd or 4th Saturday in October.

My dearly departed father-in-law loved that game - or at least he did when Fulmer was coaching the Vols.

GTLee
GTLee

As if it was some point of debate or secret that Birmingham Jacket needs a new team to root for.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket Let's rephrase it then.  A 4* athlete who never could break into any significant playing time and has been criticized for poor attitude and effort is not exactly going to see eye to eye with CPJ.  What's more telling is that Williams is the only player who agreed with Dwyer on that post.  Why, out of 100 current athletes and countless other former athletes, aren't more of them agreeing with Dwyer?


Answer, because Dwyer and Williams are in a very small majority.


You've got at least two more years of CPJ.  You should get used to it.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@AugustaJacket @MikeBanning 

Sorry AJ weak reply on your part, Williams' reply was on Dec. 30 after we had lost to OM in horrible fashion due to poor coaching by CPJ, his comment on Dec. 30 should be accepted as valid, he wasn't booted at the time of the comment.

GTLee
GTLee

"Typical AJ, you attack what I wrote"

All you do is attack everything GT

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

What was Dwyer talking about!!?

Isn't it obvious?

He's talking about GT waking up & whacking Johnson!!

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @AugustaJacket Williams would be a biased source at this point.  What exactly was Dwyer talking about?  


You suggesting that CPJ targeted Williams for these comments is speculative slander.  Prove it.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@MikeBanning @POAD2013 Actually, the 1st amendment to the Constitution gives him the right to criticize other colleges, same as it gives you the right to continually trash GT and our Student Athletes.  Where he graduated from is moot unless you are becoming one of those GT "elites" you are always criticizing.

drydirtroad
drydirtroad

@Birminham__Jacket I alum and care; I want Heisman caliber head coach and Dodd caliber; maybe the new football symbol at Tech should be POAD2013's with Heisman on the top instead of Georgia, and Dodd on the bottom instead of Tech

GTLee
GTLee

Bham,

If your job does not pay you hundreds of thousands of dollars, then I guess you are settling for mediocrity. If your wife is not a supermodel, then you must be happy with mediocrity, if you don't have one of the nicest homes in America, then I guess you are settling for mediocrity. If your car isn't one of the finest ever made, then you must be happy with mediocrity.

Looks like you are just a mediocre hypocrite.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@PaulinNH That is why Bama didn't want MIZZOU in the west and Auburn going to the EAST. Bama would have to lose the VOLS as an every year game and replace it with Auburn if Auburn went to the East.