Since the announcement that 2013 starting quarterback Vad Lee was transferring out of the program, it has been a relatively quiet off-season for Paul Johnson and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. However, there was a bit of a stir on Friday afternoon, as the team announced the suspension of two sophomore skill position players for the first two games of the 2014 campaign.
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech sophomores Dennis Andrews and Anthony Autry have been suspended for the first two football games of the 2014 season for violating the Athletic Association’s student-athlete conduct policy.
Andrews, a running back from Tallahassee (Fla.) native, played in all 13 games last season as a redshirt freshman. He rushed 12 times for 140 yards (11.7 yards per attempt) and caught one pass for 37 yards.
Autry, a wide receiver from Norcross (Ga.), played as a true freshman in 2012 before sitting out last season to recover from a knee injury.
Georgia Tech’s first two games of the 2014 season come at home versus Wofford (Aug. 30) and at Tulane (Sept. 6).
Because of the opponents (Wofford and Tulane), this is probably going to simply be a blip on the radar, but Andrews could be vying for some real playing time this season, and you never want to see a hiccup like this. The violation is unclear at this time, but Paul Johnson prides himself on running a clean program on The Flats, and he can’t be happy this afternoon.