ATLANTA – Georgia Tech quarterback Josh Nesbitt’s childhood thoughts of running an option attack vanished about the same time most major-college programs abandoned that scheme.
“I used to see Eric Crouch run the option, and I was thinking, ‘That could be me one day,’ ” Nesbitt said in reference to the 2001 Heisman winner from Nebraska. “But after him, I couldn’t see myself running the option.”
He changed his outlook by necessity when Georgia Tech hired coach Paul Johnson from Navy. One year later, Nesbitt has a realistic chance of maturing into college football’s best option quarterback since Crouch.
“I think I’m a perfect fit for it,” said Nesbitt, who signed with Tech when Chan Gailey was coach. “Every time I go out and work, I get better at everything I do and just strive to be the best. That’s what I’m trying to do right now – to be the best quarterback who ever ran this option.”