2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Preview

2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football preview as well as the 2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Schedule. Dont miss Maddux's college football predictions against the college football point spread from the 2-time UHC contest winner.

Coach: Chan Gailey (6th year at Georgia Tech)
Team Name: Yellow Jackets
2006 Overall Record: 9-5
Returning Starters: 15

In 2006, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9- 5 overall, 7- 1 ACC) finished first in the ACC Coastal and then lost to Wake Forest 6- 9 in the conference championship game. They also lost a tough one to West Virginia 35- 38 in the Gator Bowl. Tech has said good-bye to a four-year starting QB and their All-American WR. Still, the team looks like a contender.

The offense, which scored an average of 24.9 PPG, sees senior Tashard Choice (297 CAR, 1,473 YDs, 12 TDs) return. Choice was the ACC's leading rusher. The frontline is stacked, making the Jackets' running game especially dangerous. New QB, junior Taylor Bennett (52% COMP, 523 YDs, 5 TDs, 2 INTs), should have plenty of protection. Look for new coordinator John Bond to spread the field more. Junior WR James Johnson (39 REC, 608 YDs, 7 TDs) returns and will be asked to step-up.

The defense is blitz centered and attacks quarterbacks from all angles. Senior MLB Philip Wheeler (89 tackles, 52 solo, 9 sacks) is one of the best in the nation and the anchor of the defense. Senior strong safety Jamal Lewis is athletic and reads defenses well; he's a major attribute. Djay Jones (4 INTs) plays the other safety position with finesse. The corners are solid but not spectacular. Look for the defensive line to be tough, but a bit stressed without tackle Joe Annoai. There could be some problems there. Various schemes will keep opponents guessing.

This Georgia Yellow Jackets team will be competitive, but it's unlikely they will take the ACC Coastal in 2007. Three swing games against Miami, Virginia Tech and Georgia will determine the team's ultimate fate. Nine wins are certainly probable and more than nine possible. They will be bowl bound to somewhere.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Schedule

Sep 1 Notre Dame Away
Sep 8 Samford Home
Sep 15 Boston College Home
Sep 22 Virginia Away
Sep 29 Clemson Home
Oct 6 Maryland Away
Oct 13 Miami Away
Oct 20 Army Home
Nov 1 Virginia Tech Home
Nov 10 Duke Away
Nov 17 North Carolina Home
Nov 24 Georgia Home


For more info on the 2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football program, view the Yellow Jackets sports website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the ACC foes.


2007 ACC Football Previews

All of the Atlantic Coast Conference teams from both the Coastal & Atlantic divisions are listed to the right. Each link gives our individual team preview for all of the ACC colleges. For non ACC teams visit our 2007 college football preview page.

At any time you may return to the Atlantic Coast Conference Preview page for a quick thumbnail on the conference as a whole including how we forecast the division races playing out. Are the Miami Hurricanes back? Will Va Tech's defense be too much? Finally who will win the jumbled Atlantic division.

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