Georgia Tech Football: Three Reasons for Pessimism in 2020

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ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 21: Tobias Oliver #8 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets walks towards the field prior to the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

No real off-season training:

With no real off-season training regiment I have a legitimate concern about how the players could have improved during the offseason. I’m not saying that they took the whole time off because even I watched the strength and conditioning videos posted during the end of spring and start of summer on Twitter. My concern is how the individual position players like the linemen worked on their technique while in quarantine. Sure, practicing form and feet work is always an option but not having anyone to go up against allows only so much room for improvement. How have wide receivers practiced getting separation? Quarterbacks in feeling the pressure and hitting their man down the field?  We normally use spring practice as a benchmark for what to look for during summer and fall and we just didn’t get that this year. Additionally, while working out at home is always beneficial it’s hard to replicate the benefits of being with a Power Five strength and conditioning staff for an entire spring.

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