Doug Roberson shares the always-esoteric statuses of Georgia Tech's personnel heading into Saturday's game against Kansas.
- Sophomore safety Cooper Taylor is doubtful, to use NFL parlance, due to "heat-related symptoms." "Johnson did not say that Taylor has any new heart-related issues, but he has not denied that either," according to Roberson. The team may just be exercising extreme caution with Taylor, who spent all offseason coming back from a life-threatening illness. Safety is Tech's deepest defensive position, so the team can afford to play it safe, especially since they're only playing Kansas. It's only Kansas!
- Left guard Will Jackson "has not practiced" after spraining his left knee. Four linemen have been worked at left guard this week, but Paul Johnson says "more than likely it will be [Nick] McRae."
- Backup defensive end Emmanual Dieke will miss the game with a shoulder.
- Backup right guard Ray Beno is still in the jackethouse and will likely not dress again this week for disciplinary reasons.
- A-back Embry Peeples could also be in Johnson's ire after playing poorly last week. On consecutive plays he false started and then did some other mistake that I can't recall or find online. Let's say he fumbled a pitch or something, among other mishaps. He rushed for minus six total yards, let's put it that way. Orwin Smith is the favorite to take his spot.