5 things to know about Georgia Tech on Thursday

Justin Thomas was 5-for-8 for 90 yards on third downs against Boston College. (Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

Justin Thomas was 5-for-8 for 90 yards on third downs against Boston College. (Patrick Bolger/Getty Images)

1. Freshman B-backs Dedrick Mills and KirVonte Benson will not play in Saturday’s home opener against Mercer. The two were suspended by coach Paul Johnson for violation of team rules.
2. From A (Attaouchu, Jeremiah) to Y (Young, Louis), how all 26 former Tech players who were in NFL camps this preseason fared. (Spoiler: Demaryius Thomas made the Broncos roster. Speaking of which, he and former Tech defensive tackle Adam Gotsis will be in the season opener Thursday night against Carolina.)

3. A more in-depth look at the Tech passing game, which rescued the Jackets against Boston College, but, Johnson said, can still be better. “We missed a ton in the passing game,” he said. From Doug Roberson

4. The Jackets have practiced better this week, Johnson said, but what he’s not exactly sure what that means for Saturday.

5. Mercer coach Bobby Lamb shared his thoughts on Georgia Tech with local media. 3 notes of interest, as culled by Doug Roberson.


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