Kevin Liles-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hope that their captains can help lead the team to a turnaround. What are they doing going into Saturday's game against Clemson?
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are looking towards their captains to help turn their season around after two straight losses. Guard Omoregie Uzzi says that the team is working hard to putting last week's loss to the Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders behind them, according to Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
"I think they're kind of excited to get back out on Saturday and prove to the world that we're not the team that we showed last Saturday," said guard Omoregie Uzzi, named a captain last week.
The two other captains for Georgia Tech, quarterback Tevin Washington and defensive end Izaan Cross, were made captains because of their dedication. Having lost two straight games, the three captains and other seniors spoke at position meetings:
"Make sure that they're playing at the level that you want them to play at, and also that you want to play at," Uzzi said. "Don't slack this week. We can't cut anybody any slack. It's that simple."
The team is hoping that accountability goes all the way down to the freshman and scout-team players that are on the sidelines every weekend:
"They've got to take ownership in the team," he said. "There's got to be some energy on that sideline. Just because you're not playing doesn't mean you stand over there like a corpse."
The Yellow Jackets have a bye week after their game against the Clemson Tigers. How the Yellow Jackets go into the bye week may dictate how the rest of the season goes.