Can you imagine what kind of year we would have had if Vad's head and heart had been totally focused on getting better. Every loss we had turned on a play or a couple of plays not executed. I'm not suggesting that our 6 losses were on Vad, it's a team sport. But the quarterback is the play maker and Vad with the exception a couple of games did not look committed or determined. I think he is a fine young man and I wish him all success, but I see this as a positive development for Georgia Tech football. I like JT very much but I would put my money on Tim Byerly because of his toughness.
Midway through the season, I started having serious doubts about CPJ's ability to take the program to the next level. Tevin did not have the natural talent that Vad had, but he made the system work. He would have loved to have had the defense that Vad had this year. This all makes sense now. Vad did not have his head in the game. I sensed many ties that he thought his talents trumped the system in terms of getting the play going (hesitation, reverse direction, not pitching when it was there, etc.)