ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson says Clemson may
be an especially dangerous opponent this week because the Tigers
have just made a change of head coaches.
Tech plays at Clemson on Saturday. Interim head coach Dabo
Swinney has just replaced Tommy Bowden, and Johnson says he has
warned his players to expect the change to motivate the Tigers.
Georgia Tech will bring a three-game winning streak to Clemson.
But the Yellow Jackets were fortunate to survive last Saturday's
10-7 victory over underdog Gardner-Webb.
Georgia Tech was without its two top quarterbacks, Josh Nesbitt
and Jaybo Shaw. Nesbitt and Shaw are back this week, and are splitting snaps in practice. Nesbitt is expected to make his first start since Sept. 20 against Mississippi State. Johnson says he is not worried the game against Gardner-Webb will hurt his team's confidence.
Georgia Tech has won three of the last four games against Clemson.