2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Seattle Bowl champion
Seattle Bowl, W 24–14 vs. Stanford
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
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)
← 2000
2002 →
2001 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 11 Maryland $   7 1         10 2  
No. 15 Florida State   6 2         8 4  
North Carolina   5 3         8 5  
Clemson   4 4         7 5  
No. 24 Georgia Tech   4 4         8 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 conference 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.



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.


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


2001 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
TE 85 Salih Besirevic Fr
WR 8 Trevor Browman Fr
G 63 Tim Brown Jr
RB 35 Joe Burns Sr
WR 6 Kelly Campbell Sr
WR 5 Nate Curry So
RB 48 P. J. Daniels Fr
T 70 Nat Dorsey Fr
RB 2 Sidney Ford Jr
TE 89 John Paul Foschi So
QB 11 George Godsey Sr
WR 3 Will Glover Jr
QB 13 Andy Hall So
G 72 Brad Honeycutt Fr
TE 84 Will Hunter So
TE 88 Brian Lee Jr
FB 45 Ross Mitchell Sr
C 61 David Schmidgall Sr
WR 82 Jonathan Smith So
WR 9 Kerry Watkins Jr
Pos. # Name Class
DT 99 Omar Billy Fr
FS 22 James Butler Fr
CB 23 Joanthan Cox So
SS 4 Corey Collins Jr
LB 59 Matthew Eiheridge Jr
DE 44 Tony Hargrove Fr
DT 96 Gary Johnson Jr
FS 21 Marty O'Leary Sr
DE 38 Nick Rogers Sr
LB 51 Daryl Smith So
DE 56 Scott Wolf Fr
SS 33 Chris Young Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 4 Max DiPace Jr
P 30 Dan Dyke Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt


Coaching staff


Categories: 2001 Atlantic Coast Conference football season | Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football seasons | Seattle Bowl champion seasons | 2001 in sports in Georgia (U.S. state)

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