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Around the Web in 7 Days: A look at the Yellow Jackets


Welcome to the second edition of KUsports.com’s latest blog feature: Around the Web in Seven Days.

Each week this season, we’ll take a look around the world to find out what others out there are saying about the Jayhawks and their game that week.

For the most part, our focus will be on the papers and web sites that cover that week’s opponent, however, every once in a while I’m sure KU — and its opponents — will pop into the national spotlight for better or for worse.

The goal here is to bring you a slightly different perspective on the week’s game and allow you to better understand what’s coming up on Saturday (or Thursday, or Friday, as the case will be in 2010).

This week, our journey takes us mostly to Georgia, where several local papers have been analyzing the ins and outs of the No. 15 ranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Tech knocked off South Carolina State, 41-10, in its season opener last weekend, but, in doing so, did not look quite as sharp as head coach Paul Johnson would have liked.

There’s plenty about that below. But there’s also a couple of good features on quarterback Joshua Nesbitt, a Heisman Trophy candidate, as well as wide receiver Stephen Hill, who, in Georgia Tech’s offense, might not get a ton of opportunities but seems to have the skills to be a big-time playmaker.

Enjoy the linkage and be sure to check back with KUsports.com throughout the week — including gameday — for the latest information and breakdowns of this week’s contest.

Week 1: Kansas Jayhawks (0-1) vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-0):

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson warns his team that the Jayhawks could be more dangerous than last week’s result indicates, from The USA Today.

Georgia Tech offense comfortable against Carl Torbush led defense, from The Macon Telegraph.

Several Yellow Jackets could miss the KU game, writes Coley Harvey of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

GT quarterback Joshua Nesbitt has made a name for himself as a dangerous running QB, from ESPN.com.

Can WR Stephen Hill be the next great wide receiver at Georgia Tech? The Atlanta Journal Constitution evaluates that possibility.

Speaking of the AJC, columnist Jeff Schultz takes a look back at Tech’s opening win in his latest blog entry.

This one, titled "A Model of Patience," covers Jerrard Tarrant's GT career and comes from the Times-Georgian.


Don Whiteley 7 years, 5 months ago

This has got to be a 40-50 point spread, and KU might not even be able to cover those odds. The first question will be if KU's offense will generate any positive yardage; asking for 3 points out of this squad is probably overly-optimistic. The second question is how KU's defense will stand up when they have to go up against something more than a motivated marshmallow.

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