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MTSU Vs. Georgia Tech: Paul Johnson trying to keep team motivated

Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson is working hard to keep the Yellow Jackets motivated in the face of two conference losses, reports the Macon Telegraph. After an overtime loss to Miami on Saturday, Georgia Tech's hopes of an ACC Championship are slim, but Johnson is focused on continuing. Quoted in the Telegraph:

"You keep playing. I've always said from a coaching standpoint from whatever you do, you just keep playing one game at a time, and, if you do what you're supposed to do, come November there will be some big games.

"We've still got a ton to play for. We've played one third of our season, so you can get on a roll. Last year is a great example. We got off to a great start and didn't finish well. This year we got off to a mediocre start, maybe we have a great finish. You can't (get) too far ahead of yourself, you just got to keep going."

Georgia Tech next faces the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, a game where they are favored by more than 20 points. The Yellow Jackets generally find Johnson's motivations effective. Johnson is 33-19 with the team, including a conference division title and a conference title that was later vacated due to NCAA sanctions.

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