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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are in swarm mode ready and waiting to pacify the urge to get back to top of the ACC.  Tech hosted its annual media day Saturday in Atlanta. The Jackets were 6-7 in a rather down year for the program. Starting quarterback Joshua Nesbitt went out with injury leaving the snaps to Tevin Washington who started the final 5 games for the Jacket run option offense.

Tech doesn't throw the ball much but needs a reliable captain to run the ship and Washington says his game experience last season has given him the tools needed to succeed in 2011.

Washington said "It helped a lot because being in game situations it prepares you to know what to expect from a defense. The pace of the game, the speed of the game and just be able to be in there and know what to expect."

Head coach Paul Johnson said "He 's had a good camp. He's playing with a little more confidence. He's healthy. Hopefully we've got to be better completing passes and certainly part of it is throwing the ball."

Jackets open up at home against Western Carolina on September 1st

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