6 things for Yellow Jackets fans to know on Thursday

Georgia Tech running back Marcus Marshall (34) runs away from Vanderbilt linebacker Nigel Bowden (52) to score a touch down on a pass from quarterback Justin Thomas in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Tech B-back Marcus Marshall scores on an 81-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage of the Yellow Jackets’ win over Vanderbilt. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

1. Paul Johnson believes part of the problem against Clemson was that the Yellow Jackets didn’t play with enough poise. From Doug Roberson.

2. Tech may be without two starters for Saturday’s game against Miami.

3. Miami coach Mark Richt’s comments about returning to play at Georgia Tech, this time with a new team. “It’s not that weird,” he says.

4. On the basketball recruiting front, coach Josh Pastner is already hard at work on the 2019 and 2020 classes (that’s high school sophomores and freshmen). He recently made an offer to two players from North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C., freshman Carson McCorkle and Fayetteville, N.C., sophomore Josh Nickelberry. JuliaKate Culpepper reports.

That’s nothing, though, for Pastner, who said he has “offered guys in the womb because the dad’s seven feet and the mom’s six feet.”

5. Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore has the story on Will Bynum, who is fighting to make the Hawks roster. Also in camp – former Tech teammate (and now roommate) Jarrett Jack.

6. Craig Candeto, once Paul Johnson’s first quarterback at Navy, then a Navy fighter pilot and later a Division III head coach, is at Tech working in football operations, holding dreams of becoming a Division I head coach.

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