Sep 26, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets quarterback Vad Lee (2) runs the ball in the second half against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Virginia Tech won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Video: Georgia Tech uses extra time to improve its option attack



Coming off a 17-10 loss against visiting Virginia Tech last Thursday, the Georgia Tech football team has a few extra days to prepare for its upcoming game against Miami this week.

Coach Paul Johnson said Tuesday that some of the extra time was spent improving Georgia Tech’s offense, specifically working on the fundamental parts of running the option. His team spends about 20 minutes per practice on its option drill to ensure things look sharp on Saturdays.

“We’ve worked on it all year,” said Johnson about his offense. “What has happened recently and in practice yesterday is that our guys worked at it with a little more urgency.

“Sometimes what happens is when you’re winning, you can talk about it, but they’re not listening. But if they watch it on tape, they hear you. They see what we’ve got to do better, and we’ve got to coach it better.”

Georgia Tech (3-1, 2-1 ACC) visits Miami at 3:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. ESPNU will broadcast the tilt.

“It’s going to be a huge challenge this Saturday when we go to Miami to play an undefeated and ranked Miami team,” Johnson said. “It’s the first time since the early to mid-90s that they’ve been 4-0, so there’s a lot of excitement and a lot of buzz around their program, and this will be their ACC opener.”

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