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Joshua Nesbitt Not Playing In Independence Bowl, Despite Troy Calhoun's Concerns

Injured Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets QB Joshua Nesbitt took the field in warmup pants before today’s Independence Bowl matchup against the Air Force Falcons. Nesbitt broke his arm last month against Virginia Tech, and at the time said he intended to return in time for Tech’s bowl game.

Air Force coach Troy Calhoun had expressed doubt earlier this week in Nesbitt’s status, and after a look through Tech coach Paul Johnson’s quotes we realized it hadn’t explicitly been ruled out. Johnson had only said Nesbitt “probably” wouldn’t play.

Tevin Washington will get the start. Air Force’s offense is a couple plays into its first drive, and if this is any indication of what we’re in for … well, with two defenses that came into bowl season with experience against option-run offenses, and then got to spend a month practicing for specific attacks, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a low-scoring bowl game.

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