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Georgia Tech Vs. Maryland: Paul Johnson mum on starting quarterback

Tevin Washington was replaced by Vad Lee in the end of a blowout loss to BYU, but that doesn't mean there's a controversy behind center at Tech.


Georgia Tech head football coach Paul Johnson won't make an official announcement on the Yellow Jackets' starting quarterback situation just yet. The coach will ultimately choose between incumbent starter Tevin Washington and backup Vad Lee, as the backup replaced Washington for the last three drives of Saturday's 41-17 loss to BYU.

In typical Johnson form (quote courtesy of the AJC) the Tech head coach was less than forthcoming regarding any potential quarterback controversy:

"We’ll see if it plays out in practice," he said.

"I’m looking to play a guy that gives us the best chance to win the game or a guy that I feel comfortable putting in there," he said. "I’m not going to put somebody in there just because somebody wants him in there."

Washington has started all of 2012 and 25 total games for Tech, but it was one of Lee's drive - resulting in a field goal - that were the only points on offense against the Cougars. The normally effective triple option offense has fallen to the middle of the ACC pack in most categories, but are 10th in red zone scoring.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.