Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said he isn't ready to take the reins from quarterback Tevin Washington in favor of unproven backups like Vad Lee, according to the AJC.
On the show, Johnson offered a defense of Washington, saying that younger quarterbacks such as Lee and Justin Thomas may have size or speed advantages over Washington, but that they can't move the ball as consistently as Washington. Tech is fourth in the ACC in scoring and second in third-down efficiency. He leads the ACC in scoring at 13.0 points per game and, had he enough pass attempts to qualify for ranking, would be second in pass efficiency.
Said Johnson, "Tevin Washington is not the problem, people."
Johnson said Lee is "not beating anybody out" currently for the starting job.
Washington has completed 63 percent of his passes in six games this season. He's racked up 804 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions while the Yellow Jackets have gone 2-4 overall.
Lee, a freshman, has completed six of nine passes this year for 131 yards and one touchdown.
Georgia Tech hosts Boston College on Saturday.