Offensive improvement key to Georgia Tech's title run

The answers to two questions will determine Georgia Tech's success this season: How good does quarterback Reggie Ball want to be, and how consistent can he be?

Updated: April 21, 2006, 6:21 PM ET
By Jorge Milian | Special to
Miami and Virginia Tech figure to get the lion's share of votes when media members are asked in July to predict the champion of the ACC's Atlantic Division.

Brian Bahr/Getty ImagesReggie Ball's consistency is Georgia Tech's biggest question mark.
But that knee-jerk reaction would overlook Georgia Tech, a veteran and talented team that might be able to take advantage of the offseason upheaval in both the Hurricanes' and Hokies' programs.

Fifteen starters -- including All-American receiver Calvin Johnson -- return from a Yellow Jackets team that notched its ninth consecutive postseason berth in 2005. Only five other Division I-A programs have active bowl runs as long as Georgia Tech's.