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2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Seattle Bowl champion
Seattle Bowl, W 24–14 vs. Stanford
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 24
2001 record8–5 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachGeorge O'Leary (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorBill O'Brien (1st season)
Offensive schemeMixed Shotgun & Ace
Defensive coordinatorTed Roof (3rd season)
Home stadiumBobby Dodd Stadium
(Capacity: 41,000)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Maryland   7 1         10 2  
#15 Florida State   6 2         8 4  
North Carolina   5 3         8 5  
#24 Georgia Tech   4 4         9 4  
Clemson   4 4         7 5  
NC State   4 4         7 5  
Wake Forest   3 5         6 5  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's coach was George O'Leary, who would leave the school before the bowl game to accept the head coaching job at the University of Notre Dame. It played its home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta.

PreseasonEdit

Coming off of three strong seasons (including 3 straight New Year's Day bowl appearances and 3 wins over the archrival Georgia Bulldogs), the Jackets were expected to contend for the national championship in 2001. In 2000, quarterback George Godsey had picked up where his predecessor Joe Hamilton had left off, passing for 2,906 yards and 23 touchdowns (against just 6 interceptions). Armed with targets like Kelly Campbell for his senior season, a number of preseason magazines named Godsey to 1st Team All-ACC honors, and pundits predicted that a loaded Georgia Tech team would win the Atlantic Coast Conference title with the departure of many key players from the defending champion Florida State Seminoles.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 262:00 PMvs. Syracuse*No. 10ABCW 13–741,517
September 16:00 PMThe Citadel*No. 11W 35–741,804
September 812:00 PMat Navy*No. 10FSNW 70–730,602
September 293:30 PMClemsonNo. 9
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta (Rivalry)
ABCL 44–47 OT41,924
October 61:00 PMat DukeNo. 17W 37–1010,431
October 117:30 PMNo. 22 MarylandNo. 15
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
ESPNL 17–2040,574
October 203:30 PMNC StateNo. 23
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
ABCW 27–1741,942
November 17:30 PMNo. 22 North CarolinaNo. 23
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta
ESPNW 28–2141,893
November 103:15 PMat VirginiaNo. 20L 38–3952,494
November 1712:00 PMat Wake ForestJPSW 38–3324,263
November 247:45 PMNo. 19 Georgia*No. 21
ESPNL 17–3141,974
December 13:30 PMat Florida StateESPNL 17–2882,269
December 274:00 PMvs. No. 11 Stanford*ESPNW 24–1430,144
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 85 Besirevic, SalihSalih Besirevic Fr
WR 8 Browman, TrevorTrevor Browman Fr
G 63 Brown, TimTim Brown Jr
RB 35 Burns, JoeJoe Burns Sr
WR 6 Campbell, KellyKelly Campbell Sr
WR 5 Curry, NateNate Curry So
RB 48 Daniels, P. J.P. J. Daniels Fr
T 70 Dorsey, NatNat Dorsey Fr
RB 2 Ford, SidneySidney Ford Jr
TE 89 Foschi, John PaulJohn Paul Foschi So
QB 11 Godsey, GeorgeGeorge Godsey Sr
WR 3 Glover, WillWill Glover Jr
QB 13 Hall, AndyAndy Hall So
G 72 Honeycutt, BradBrad Honeycutt Fr
TE 84 Hunter, WillWill Hunter So
TE 88 Lee, BrianBrian Lee Jr
FB 45 Mitchell, RossRoss Mitchell Sr
C 61 Schmidgall, DavidDavid Schmidgall Sr
WR 82 Smith, JonathanJonathan Smith So
WR 9 Watkins, KerryKerry Watkins Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 99 Billy, OmarOmar Billy Fr
FS 22 Butler, JamesJames Butler Fr
CB 23 Cox, JoanthanJoanthan Cox So
SS 4 Collins, CoreyCorey Collins Jr
LB 59 Eiheridge, MatthewMatthew Eiheridge Jr
DE 44 Hargrove, TonyTony Hargrove Fr
DT 96 Johnson, GaryGary Johnson Jr
FS 21 O'Leary, MartyMarty O'Leary Sr
DE 38 Rogers, NickNick Rogers Sr
LB 51 Smith, DarylDaryl Smith So
DE 56 Wolf, ScottScott Wolf Fr
SS 33 Young, ChrisChris Young Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 4 DiPace, MaxMax DiPace Jr
P 30 Dyke, DanDan Dyke Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

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