Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Details
The Yellow Jackets have won four national championships (1917, 1928, 1952, 1990) and 15 conference titles in their program’s history. Georgia Tech now runs one of the most unique offenses in college football, as head coach Paul Johnson installed the option when he was named head coach prior to the 2008 season. Johnson previously coached at Navy, where he was 45-29 with the Midshipmen. Heading into this season, Johnson had compiled a 70-48 record with Georgia Tech. The team has made a bowl game in all but one of his seasons with the program, and the Yellow Jackets are hoping to get back to championship contention in the near future. 2016 was certainly a step in the right direction, as Georgia Tech was 9-4 and earned a victory over Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
The Yellow Jackets had three running backs rush for over 600 yards last season, and this is a team that is going to give a number of guys opportunities. This offense prides itself on exploiting mismatches, and Paul Johnson really doesn’t care which of his backs is being used the most. Dedrick Mills, however, is the most explosive running back this team has to offer. Mills rushed for 771 yards and 12 touchdowns a year ago, and he has only improved with experience. He is going to make life quite easy for quarterback Matthew Jordan. And then there’s this Yellow Jackets defense. Georgia Tech allowed just 25.0 PPG last season (47th in NCAAF), and the team should be even better this year. The Yellow Jackets do their best to control the time of possession on offense, and they really do not beat themselves.