Quarterbacks carry weight of key ACC Coastal game
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Quarterbacks carry weight of key ACC Coastal game

Georgia Tech and Duke have decided division last two years

Photo: Georgia Tech quarterback Justin Thomas.

The latter part of the time-honored football axiom “quarterbacks get too much of the credit and too much of the blame” applies this week to Georgia Tech’s Justin Thomas and Duke’s Thomas Sirk.

Both redshirt junior quarterbacks are coming off their low point to the young season. Their lack of individual statistics contributed to disappointing team losses, dropping the Yellow Jackets (2-1) from No. 14 to No. 20 and the Blue Devils (2-1) from among “others” in the voting to shut out in this week’s polls

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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