Deacon Dump 11/04: Prepping for the triple option, part deux

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Lots of GT discussion from the normal Tuesday media day in today's links.  Still no word on Mr. Skinner.

Tech beat up, but still going  | ajc.com
There's one color combination that Johnson won't allow his players to wear this weekend: gold pants and gold jerseys. "Looks like a giant French fry," Johnson joked. The Jackets have worn white jerseys for every home game since Johnson was hired. NCAA rules say that the visiting team is supposed to wear white, unless the visitors grant the home team permission to do so. Tech asked, but the Demon Deacons said no, as they have traditionally done. So Tech must choose between its old gold tops and the blue ones.

Surging Yellow Jackets play host to Demon Deacons
The fact that Georgia Tech permitted 31 points to a weak Vanderbilt team last weekend is a bit concerning. One of the touchdowns allowed to the Commodores was on a kickoff return, so the score was a bit deceiving, but there were still three touchdowns permitted to the Vandy offense. The Commodores were able to post 218 rushing yards against Tech, and the Yellow Jackets need to play better run defense against Wake Forest.

Scout.com: Quinn Discusses WFU Visit (Premium)
Had a chance to talk to Quinn Cook after his weekend visit to Wake for the Miami game and a tour of the campus. Quinn is one of the top PG targets for the class of 2011 and has had an outstanding summer playing AAU ball and is getting ready for his Junior season at DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Demon Deacons left dazed by losing streak - Burlington Times News
"He looked pretty good (while watching practice Monday), but I don’t know what’s going on in that brain," Grobe said of Skinner. "… We’ll do what’s best for Riley Skinner, not what’s best for the football team."

Tech to wear alternate jersey against Wake
Wake Forest has elected to wear white jerseys for Saturday's game at Georgia Tech. This means Tech will wear either a gold or blue jersey for the 3:30 p.m. matchup. Paul Johnson said the players will choose between the gold and blue jerseys.

ACC Insider - Wake may not be final stop for Grobe anymore | StarNewsOnline.com | Star News
At the time, Grobe seemed sincere enough about his desire to stay at Wake for the rest of his career. And it could still happen. But even though he was having too much fun to go anywhere else back then, he was smart enough to leave the door slightly ajar. Just in case.

Deacs have no margin for error
"We'll just monitor him through the week and see how he progresses," Steelman said. "Doctors have already looked at him (yesterday), and we'll see how he's doing on Thursday." Grobe said yesterday that if Skinner can't play, the position belongs to Ryan McManus, a fifth-year backup who played his first four years as a walk-on. "I think Ryan's capable," Grobe said. "I feel good about that. But at the same time I hope Riley's healthy and can go."

Georgia Tech's rise is impressive
The only fair way to decide the national champion is a playoff, he said, just like the one they have in every other NCAA division. "Whoever is picked first to start with, unless they lose, they're going to play in the (BCS championship) game. They pick that before we ever play a game," Johnson said, adding that a playoff "is the best way I know to do it. You find out who's the champion."

da first family: Da Luz is soccer at WFU
Times are good for Wake Forest's da Luz family. Austin da Luz, a senior on the men's soccer team, has become the program's career assists leader with 35. Tony da Luz, Austin's father and the women's soccer coach, signed a three-year contract extension over the summer, won his 200th career game this season and has a chance to take the Deacons to their best record ever.

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