To give you a look at Maryland and this week's opponent, Georgia Tech, I traded five question-and-answers with Ken Sugiura, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Georgia Tech beat writer. Here are Ken's responses to my Georgia Tech-themed questions.
1) Does Paul Johnson ever refer back to his Navy days? Can you even find crabs in Atlanta?He mentions his teams at Navy occasionally, usually, not surprisingly, in response to questions about his background or experiences in coaching. This isn't going to be a riveting example, but I asked him prior to the N.C. State game about what he does with players on the team who want to play baseball, referring to the Russell Wilson/Tom O'Brien situation, and he'd mentioned he'd had a player at Navy who also played on the baseball team and was fine with it. You're asking the wrong guy about crabs. There are a couple nice seafood places here, but I've never tried looking for crab. I am quite sure wherever they are, they pale in comparison to what Johnson left behind in Annapolis.
2) Has the Georgia Tech offense looked this good before?