Atlanta- Its been a few days since the news came out of the hiring of Jeff Millhimes as the Yellow Jackets new head coach. The ACC has been a buzz since the announcement. Millhimes doesnt want all the credit though."I just call the plays, my players are the the reason they are successful or not". Of course, it doesn't hurt that he has the 2008 ACC "Player Of The Year" halfback Jonathan Dwyer returning. Dwyer ran for 1395 yards and 12 touchdowns his Freshman year. He also 8 catches for 209 yards. Dwyer is in his Sophmore year now and coach Millhimes expects big things from him. "It's to early to say Heisman but I wouldn't ignore his name" said Millhimes. Dwyer will continue to run under the "Option" formation.
Quarterback Josh Nesbitt returns to help anchor the offense. Nesbitt attempted only 123 passing attempts last year in 11 games. Thats about 10 a game. "Yeah, I think that number will go up alittle this year" said Nesbitt. " Coach Millhimes has already spoken with me about alittle more Play Action being thrown into the mix". Nesbitt on the other hand had a great season rushing the ball. He rushed 172 times for 693 yards and 7 touchdowns. His longest run of the year was a 54 yard run against Jacksonville State last year.
Another halback also showed signs of busting out last year. Dwyer recieved all the attention but nobody on the Yellow Jackets team forgot about Sophmore Roddy Jones. Jones lined up beside Dwyer several times last year and really took the defenses by storm. Jones rushed for 690 yards and 4 touchdowns in 13 games last year. He averaged over 8 yards a carry and had defenses scrambling to figure out if what they can do to stop the run. "1-2-3. Nesbitt, Dwyer, and Jones will be racking up some yards this year. Lets just hope it puts us on the winning side as well" said Millhimes.