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2006 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Preview

2006 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets season preview from Maddux Sports. Included is a break down of the team, some information about the university, and the 2006 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Schedule. For football handicapping purposes consider using Maddux's College football picks for the extra edge over your bookmaker in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free live NCAA odds feed for the upcoming season.

Coach: Chan Gailey (5th year at Georgia Tech)
Team Name: Yellow Jackets
2005 Overall Record: 7-5
2005 ACC Conference Record 5-3
Returning Starters: 14

The Yellow Jackets return the bulk of their offense, including TB Tashard Choice, who will start for the first time. Last season, he led the team with 6 rushing touchdowns. The junior looks to be dynamite in 2006.

At tight end, there’s depth as seniors George Cooper and Michael Mathews share those chores. Of late, double teams have hampered the talented WR Calvin Johnson. That leaves QB Reggie Ball to find another receiver—the one who’s open.

Ball is a good QB who has been prone to interception. Last season he threw 12 INTS and 11 TDs. He’s been successfully working on his accuracy and needs to follow through in 2006.

Most of the defensive front seven returns with the team showing strength at linebacker, tackle and end. LB Phillip Wheeler is an expert defender (4 sacks, 4 INTS). The big question mark concerning the “D” is the secondary with corner Kenny Scott being the lone returning starter. Last year, the team swiped 21 passes. That will be tough to repeat this season.

The Yellow Jackets will look for a few receivers to step up and QB Ball to be more consistent. On defense, the guys upfront will need to pressure quarterbacks, helping out the green secondary. A tenth straight bowl berth is not out of the question. Virginia Tech can go either way, while the Yellow Jackets could sting Miami for a win.

Georgia Tech Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
Notre Dame
Home
Sep 9
Samford
Home
Sep 16
Troy
Home
Sep 21
Virginia
Home
Sep 30
Virginia Tech
Road
Oct 7
Maryland
Home
Oct 21
Clemson
Road
Oct 28
Miami
Home
Nov 4
NC State
Road
Nov 11
North Carolina
Road
Nov 18
Duke
Home
Nov 25
Georgia
Road

 

For more info on the 06 Yellow Jackets check out Georgia Tech's official athletic site, or keep reading on the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference Teams below.

 

2006 ACC Football Previews

Listed below are the individual team breaks downs for each university in the Atlantic Coast Conference. If you click on the schools links you can find the 2006 football preview for each ACC school. To return to the main 2006 NCAA football preview page you may click here at anytime.

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