ATLANTA — Throughout the preseason, a large portion of the news that came out of Georgia Tech’s camp had to do with competition, and just how stiff it seemed to be thanks to a stronger teamwide depth.
The Yellow Jackets in August were so proud of their number of talented players at multiple positions that they wore the added depth like a badge, proclaiming that they will finally have opportunities to be more flexible in certain situations and at certain positions.
Last Saturday, against South Carolina State, the Yellow Jackets finally exercised that depth across the board, as a blowout win allowed for several backups to see time on the field.
But there was one position group that — regardless of score — was expected to get its share of rotations. The rest of the season, those rotations will still occur.
“The more guys you’ve got at a position who can play, the better off you’re going to be,” secondary coach Charles Kelly said.
The assistant believes he has a pretty good group this season, particularly at safety, where a recently unprecedented level of depth — unprecedented, as in during the three seasons head coach Paul Johnson has been on the Flats — has descended upon the position. In turn, it has allowed him to open up the playing opportunities of his young safeties and get fresher legs on the field more often.
“Any time you get into those game-type situations, you look for production, guys that are productive,” Kelly said......
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