September 4, 2009

Nesbitt aims high for year two

Looking back at the 2008 season junior quarterback Josh Nesbitt and the Georgia Tech offense went through their share of growing pains learning head coach Paul Johnson's triple option offense. Heading into the new season, the Jacket's signal caller has high expectations for himself and the offense. Jacketsonline caught up with Nesbitt to see how he is feeling heading into the first game of the 2009 season against Jacksonville State.

How do you feel coming into this season now that you have a year of experience in the offense?

"I have a lot of confidence as far as me being a leader and having a year under my belt makes me more comfortable. I just have a lot of confidence right now."

What do you feel is the best aspect of your game?

"Just being an athlete and I have ways to elude defenders."

Do you have a particular go to move?

"Yeah, I never know what I'm going to do."

How have you worked on improving your accuracy and completion percentage? What is your goal for the season in this area?

"I think if I get to 65-70 percent that I'm doing great. I'm aiming to be great and trying not to settle for anything less than that."

Was the high incompletion ratio a function of learning the new offense?

"Yeah, that had something to do with it, but we just didn't make that many plays in the passing game last year. We tried to improve and I think that we have improved, but we'll see."

You have talked about reaching 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing this season, which has only been done seven times in NCAA history. Is that a goal? If so, how do you plan to achieve it?

"Yeah it is a goal of mine and the way that I feel that I will achieve it is to go out every game and give it my all."

You have demonstrated good chemistry in the passing game with Bay-Bay during fall practice. How did you develop that connection with him?

"We worked on that during the off-season and he is also my roommate. I have a feel for what he's going to do on certain plays, whether that is to take it up or sit it down."

The team has been working hard all summer and practicing this fall for the moment coming up on Saturday. How are you feeling?

"Great, excited, I can't even find the right word for it. I'm tired of seeing our defense and I'm ready to hit somebody else."

Do you have any predictions for the game?

"Just come out and watch!"

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