Paul Johnson Q&A, Part 6

Last segment of the Q&A with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson. Mostly more insight on position groups.

Q: How does it look at inside outisde linebacker?

A: You’ve got Jeremiah (Attaochu), who played a lot, Brandon Watts played a lot. Nick Menocal played some there. Malcolm Munroe played some there. We’ve got a couple of freshmen that we redshirted. A couple others. Kyle Travis played special teams. There’s three-deep if you look at the board. It’ll sort itself out. Some of those guys can pay inside. Some on the inside can play outside.

Q: At A-back, you have to replace Roddy Jones and Embry Peeples.

A: Deion Hill played some, Robby Godhigh played a little bit. You’ve got B.J. Bostic back, who played a lot the year before and redshirted. Broderick Snoddy, if he plays there. Some of the other guys at different positions could play there. If Charles (Perkins) doesn’t end up being the B-back, he could play there.

Q: Really?

A: Sure. He’s a running back.

Q: Has he cross-trained at A-back?

A: Maybe a little bit, not a lot. It’s not rocket science. (Zach) Laskey could play there if he had to, I think. One of the quarterbacks could play there if they had to, probably. There’s a lot of different combinations.

Q: With the quarterbacks, would you want to keep the three (Tevin Washington, Synjyn Days and Vad Lee) at that position regardless of how it shakes out?

A: I think we just have to see. I think you want to get the best players on the field. You don’t want to move a guy too soon. Let ‘em develop and then we’ll see.

Q: With Tony Zenon, was there anything that kept him from playing more, or did you just like the rotation you had at A-back?

A: We just got into that rotation and there wasn’t a lot of spots for him and I think the more he plays, the more comfortable he gets. He’s going to be a year older and stronger. So we’ll see.

Q: With (quarterback signee) Justin Thomas, is it the case that you normally recruit one quarterback a year, but when he came along, he was too good to pass up?

A: Justin Thomas, (if) you can get somebody that’s going to help your football team, you take him. Somebody said he went to a track meet in Florida and ran a 6.0 or six something in the 60. He’d never run before. He can fly. Good player, so we’ll see how quickly he can do things. To me, those guys, you take as many of them as you can get. I guarantee you if he can’t play quarterback, he’ll play somewhere.

Q: Do you have any personal goals – golf to play, books to read, etc?

A: Not really, just get ready for the season, get ready for spring.

Q: Do you like this time of year?

A: It’s O.K. This’ll be year 33 or 34 for me, so you kind of get in your routine but it’s O.K. I like our kids. I think we’ve got some good kids. They’re fun to be around.

Q: You said the same thing about last year’s group, that they came around the office a lot. I imagine that hasn’t changed.

A: I mean, they work on their own. When I got here, you would never have never seen guys out there throwing on their own.

Q: Really?

A: I didn’t see ‘em. Maybe they did, but it’s like now, every afternoon I can sit here in my office (overlooking the field) and there’ll be 25 or 30 out there throwing, working on their stuff. Yesterday, I think I saw some of the defensive linemen working on pass rush stuff. Offensive linemen come out.

Q: It has to be organized by the players, I assume.

A: They just organize it themselves and do it. I asked Vad if they threw this morning because they’ve been going in the indoor (building) throwing. He goes, ‘No, we’re throwing this afternoon.’ They work around their classes. They work. They’re good kids. They want to be good.

Q: I imagine part of the reason that’s happening is the type of player you’re recruiting.

A: One of the things that’s changed is, when we first got here, not only were we recruiting guys to come, we were recruiting the guys that were here (with) everybody telling ‘em they need to [transfer] and they can’t do this and they can’t do that. So you spend as much time recruiting them as you did the guys coming in. Now, everybody here knows exactly what they signed up for.

Q: Can you tell or encourage players to work out on their own?

A: You can tell them that, but you can’t (make them). It’s like I told them before. I talk to the guys, I say, ‘You want to throw more? Get out there and throw, get better at it. It’s pretty simple. If you get good at it, we’ll do it.’

I’m not opposed to doing it, if you can throw it and catch it. But you’re not going to be any better at it if you don’t work at it. And I think these kids have worked at it. They’re working on it. And they worked on it last year I saw that group out there before and I’m not saying the other groups never did it, but it was nothing (compared to this team).

Thanks for reading, and I appreciate all of the feedback. Once we finish up with basketball, I’ll see if we can round up a few more of these (I can’t guarantee any six-part series) to get to spring practice.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

567 comments Add your comment

Maryland Jacket

March 8th, 2012
6:37 am

First I think?

And Ken, this has been a great series. I’m excited for this coming season!

Mt Bethel Jacket

March 8th, 2012
6:59 am

Great job Ken…enjoyed the interview…looking forward to the T-Game – Friday nite under the lights at BD is a fabulous idea!

SavannahJacket

March 8th, 2012
7:06 am

Is Orwin Smith okay? CPJ didn’t mention him in the A-Back conversation.

Rick Grimes

March 8th, 2012
7:07 am

I like to listen to the Lord of the Rangs on tape. Then the Falcons franchise tagged my brother.

WnE

March 8th, 2012
7:11 am

re:
Q: With (quarterback signee) Justin Thomas, is it the case that you normally recruit one quarterback a year, but when he came along, he was too good to pass up?

A: Justin Thomas, (if) you can get somebody that’s going to help your football team, you take him. Somebody said he went to a track meet in Florida and ran a 6.0 or six something in the 60. He’d never run before. He can fly. Good player, so we’ll see how quickly he can do things. To me, those guys, you take as many of them as you can get. I guarantee you if he can’t play quarterback, he’ll play somewhere.
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It is clear that CPJ hasn’t adequately done his Research on this recruit.

He turned DOWN Bama because he views himself as a QB-ONLY and not “an Athlete” that will play RB/WR/DB, if Justin Thomas wanted to play one of those other positions then he would have stayed with Bama.

People familiar with his situation in HS will tell you that he gave his HS coaching staff fits with his insistence to play QB, even though the HS Coach thought the TEAM would be better with Thomas at another position and a better passer be put at QB, the other QB that was a better passer also got a D1-A scholly at QB even though he only played the position part-time.

I don’t know WHY CPJ thinks that Thomas is going to be so willing to play another position when he has already told a MNC-winning HC Nick Saban that he will ONLY PLAY QB.

Looks to me like square-peg ROUND HOLE, but CPJ has nothing to lose since the NCAA punishes the Recruit by making him sit out for one-year if he decides to transfer, the Recruit bears the burden of all the risk when/if situations like this go bad.

Does anyone honestly think that CPJ told Thomas this:
“I guarantee you if he can’t play quarterback, he’ll play somewhere.”

BEFORE HE SIGNED HIS LOI and faxed it in?

ptjackets

March 8th, 2012
7:21 am

I’m looking foward to this next year. As a former football coach I understand what it takes to get a team ready. CPJ get’s the most out of what he has. I know some of you guys here say well we need to get this guy or that guy but you have to be realistic. TECH is a hard place to go to school thus a hard place to get players to come to. Not everyone is TECH material. Some point back to the days of Bobby Dodd. Those were the days before intergration so things have changed a lot. Ask Bobby Ross. He wanted to quit 3 times because Tech was such a hard place to get players. People I get dissapointed just like the rest of you because I love TECH and want TECH to always win each game but you also have to be real. CPJ is a very good coach and a perfect fit for TECH ! GET OFF HIS BACK and support him, the program and the kids. Remember these guys are young men and not paid money like the NFL. As for beating Georgia, Its no seceret that they have better tallent from top to bottom so it’s an up hill battle. Name me three players that we have that could start for them? Now that’s not a bad thing because most of there guys can hardly read so…. Well you get the point…Go Jackets.

Burdell

March 8th, 2012
7:27 am

WnE…JT himself said, in an interview just after he verbally committed, that Coach Johnson was giving him a shot at playing QB and that he never promised him the spot…just the chance to compete for the spot. Nice try though.

Savannah Jacket…Orwin’s turf-toe injury from VT game required surgery to repair ligaments…he’s out for the spring…should be fine by summer camp. Ken addressed it in a previous post.

BGA

March 8th, 2012
7:31 am

i just wish the question, how come you didn’t utilize stephen hill more in light of what the nfl scouts are saying about him and a round 1 pick and all.
i’m sure his response would be stephen is a good kid and we wish him the best. he did a lot of great things for us and made big plays. (yeah just 28 catches)
then pj would say we tried to get him the ball more but he just wouldn’t catch it. no paul you’re a terrible talent evaluator at the wide receiver position. you’re too focused on running the ball up the middle like you did agaist utah 5 times in a row in your choke loss. you go for it on 4th and 5 from your own side of the field and you kick a fg on 4th and 1 from the opponents 25. you were arrogant and clueless that you needed a special teams coach you mocked people for suggesting it even when it was obvious from year 1. now the same issue plagues your receivers. you don’t teach them anything. you rarely use them and you don’t even realize when you have a hidden gem like stephen how to get him the ball. PATHETIC

brent cunningham

March 8th, 2012
7:34 am

I have heard comments, that the recruits from Gaily were better that cpjs.CPJ’s have been better every year than cg’s, with the exception of 2007. I think if he can get it together on a solid QB, we will turn the corner.Will Thomas red shirt this year? I think cj must have talked the situation out with him before he flipped. LOOK FOR BETTER DAYS AHEAD

BGA

March 8th, 2012
7:35 am

bobby ross did quit pt and he was here 4 years. everywhere he went he was there for a short period of time 2-4 years. that’s it. had nothing to do with gt. he was at maryland before here. are you saying gt is so much harder and different than md. ha
get your facts straight

The Blair Miss Project

March 8th, 2012
7:37 am

ptjack__s: “..because most of there guys can hardly read so…”

So what is your point, that you don’t know the difference between there, their and they’re? Before trashing the state’s flagship school, learn how to communicate properly in today’s society. That would be a great class to teach at tech state university of Atlanta.

SatchelBuzz

March 8th, 2012
7:41 am

No Burdell,…it wasn’t a nice try by WnE,…just more of his old and worn out garbage. More stuff that he makes up and then gets on here with it. No truth to a word of it. Almost feel sorry for him.

THWG!!!

BGA

March 8th, 2012
7:43 am

brent the recruiting classes star wise have been about the same except for as you note 2007 hwne chan had a ranked class. no other class for either coach has been ranked. cg recruited different type players than pj. what is said is pj has had his best season with cg players and that is a fact. funny i always thought his running attack with a elite receiver would be enough to dominate the weak acc but it’s not. yet he’s had 2 elite receivers every year he’s been here. where he’s lacking and cg didn’t is pass rushers. he’s not getting the occasional def lineman like cg did with michael johnson vance walker, d morgan, etc. in fact pj has whiffed on stephon tuitt and dalvin t.

WnE

March 8th, 2012
7:46 am

Q: You said the same thing about last year’s group, that they came around the office a lot. I imagine that hasn’t changed.

A: I mean, they work on their own. When I got here, you would never have never seen guys out there throwing on their own.
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The arrogant ess-0-bee still REFUSES to give Chan’s players ANY CREDIT at all!

Chan sent way more guys to the NFL than Johnson has or ever will, even the 2* guys that Chan Recruited made the league more frequently than Johnson’s 3* & 4* guys.

Yet CPJ wants the Tech people to believe that GT’s players only started working out on their OWN AFTER he showed up.

Calvin runs a 4.36 forty at 239 pounds, Guyton runs a 4.47 at 245 pounds but CPJ wants the GT folks to believe that players working out on their own is something that HE brought to GT FB.

Many other Chan Recruits like Vance Walker improved greatly while they were at GT, not to mention that 2007 Recruiting class that had many future NFLers (for GT’s standards).

Yet CPJ wants us to believe that guys like MJ-93 never worked out on their own.

I think this is a CPJ back-handed stab at all the improvement that Hill has shown AWAY from GT FB with his private WR coach.

Perry

March 8th, 2012
7:47 am

Ptjackets
Your support for coach sounds a lot like the elite media’s undying love for obama and their lack of vetting anything negative on him to get and keep him elected.

BGA

March 8th, 2012
7:50 am

no what’s hysterical wne is this. pj doesn’t even know when he has a gem in stephen, fails to teach and grow him cause all he focuses on is running his option, which sucks against good teams….so under his system he’s able to send wide receivers to the nfl and not only that, they get drafted in round 1. yet when they are here, they are told to block and the ball will come once per half. unbelievable

FL Jacket

March 8th, 2012
7:52 am

BGA…

Is he a really bad talent evaluator at the WR position? Or is the fact of the matter that by this April’s NFL draft he would have put two 3-star recruits into the 1st round…Demaryius Thomas as the 1st WR taken and Stephen Hill probably the 2nd or 3rd WR taken behind Justin Blackmon. I don’t know where Kevin Cone was recruited, but he’s in the league. I would bet that Tyler Melton would have a good chance of making a roster.

Once again…trying to turn any perceived positive into a negative. Especially one that doesn’t matter.

Just go away…

ramblingbuzz

March 8th, 2012
7:53 am

I wish CPJ much success at GT. He has the offense to win 9 or 10 games in the ACC this year and every year. The big question continues to be will the defense improve enough to win the 2 or 3 ball games the offense can’t? The first 2 years of the Al Groh project haven’t been stellar. Here’s hoping the 3rd year turns the tide.

BGA

March 8th, 2012
8:08 am

” he would have put two 3-star recruits into the 1st round”
this might be the dumbest comment of the day. he didn’t put hill in you dolt. stephen did. he wanted stephen to stay another year. he didn’t utilize hill and exploit his size and skill at all. it was stephen asking terrance mathis to help him that got him noticed by nfl scouts. NOTHING pj did. get a clue

UGA = Cesspool

March 8th, 2012
8:10 am

BiGAss and WeeniE need to get a room.

BGA

March 8th, 2012
8:13 am

and thomas was looked at as a late second 3rd rounder before the scouts saw his offseason workout too. fact is pj could care less about passing because all he cares about is running the ball and against good teams, his offense sputters. and most teams figure out his gimmick by the 4th qtr and he makes no adjustments. see utah game. keep waving those pj pom poms. the acc has been very weak over the past 4 years and he’s only had one good year and that was with cg recruits.

FL Jacket

March 8th, 2012
8:18 am

BGA…

My point is he took 2 guys who nobody thought would be big-time blue chip WR prospects (ranked #30-50 depending on the service) and vaulted them to the top of the WR class for the NFL draft.

Pete Carroll wanted Mark Sanchez to stay another year…why is that even relavant?

Here’s where you need to answer some questions…why are you shooting your mouth anround here trying to PRETEND that throwing the ball to Stephen Hill more would have led to more Wins? Stephen Hill doesn’t play defense…

Oh I forget, you’re the same guy who doesn’t realize that our QB and B-Backs score most of our rushing TDs up the middle…another uninformed myth that you try to perpetuate against preparing players for the NFL.

Once again…Just Go Away

Gt '10

March 8th, 2012
8:20 am

Why are people comparing him to Chan Gailey. If you don’t recall Gt FIRED Chan Gailey. People, myself included, were tired of losing bowl games and to uga. Sure, PJ have yet to win a bowl game at Tech, but he was able to beat uga and win an ACC championship.

GT Rich

March 8th, 2012
8:27 am

WnE,
Learn how to make a point using less words or stop writing anything. CPJ told Justin he would get a “chance” to play QB. Saban told him he would NOT get a chance. Justin chose the place where he’d get an opportunity. Spend more time reading the articles & less time writing misinformed B S.

Goldenrod

March 8th, 2012
8:28 am

I am going to go ahead and predict right here, right now that we will beat the leghumpers this year, 27-17 after Erin Murray throws 2 pick-6s and our improved D throttles their weak running game.

We WILL Run This State!

BGA

March 8th, 2012
8:35 am

fl again he didn’t do ANYTHING to propel them. they did it. quit giving him credit for what they earned. if anything, he hampered their chance to get to the nfl. it was AFTER they left when they really got noticed.

BGA

March 8th, 2012
8:40 am

anround here trying to PRETEND that throwing the ball to Stephen Hill more would have led to more Wins
oh gee i don’t know. one dimensional offenses work so well. just look at the 4th qtr and ot of the utah game! all running plays. hill had 28 catches all season. that is insane. that’s 2 per game. someone who is his height and has his jumping ability should have gotten the ball A LOT more. several times he was open but it was run it up the middle for a 2 yard loss. that’s pj play calling

GT Rich

March 8th, 2012
8:40 am

D. Thomas made his own opportunities. He was good at creating space at the line, finding a hole in coverage and stiff arming would-be tacklers. Stephen Hill demonstrated this in flashes. You can coach fundamentals, but you can’t teach effort on EVERY play. Another year of learning to be consistent would’ve made Hill a high 1st rounder. I’m glad Stephen has proven himself in the measurables and wish him the best. Like CPJ has said repeatedly, the NFL finds talent regardless of the scheme or school.

BGA

March 8th, 2012
8:43 am

gt10
he did that with chan gailey recruits. and the win against uga was a fluke. he couldn’t even beat them the year he won the acc. a watered down weak acc. and i will tell you now…as long as he is at tech, he will never beat uga.

BGA

March 8th, 2012
8:47 am

rich what about college coaches? aren’t they suppose to find great talent? apparently pj couldn’t find it right under his nose. thomas had 46 catches his junior season to hills 28. thomas dropped balls too. remember the end of the ga game! pj had no clue what he had in hill. a guy with his size and skill you have to get him the ball more. and he neglected to do that because he has no clue about the position nor any desire to have a passing game. and one dimensional offenses don’t win in this day and age

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George Stein

March 8th, 2012
8:52 am

Time to do what you said you’d do, WnE:

WnE
March 8th, 2011
1:44 pm

re:
GTBob
March 8th, 2011
1:38 pm
________________

Please point out one FALSE statement that I have made in this Blog, just one.

Thought so!

Weasels like you focus on the messenger rather than the MESSAGE!

Simply prove me wrong and I’ll write a written retraction and never post another comment in any AJC blog.

I await your response.

Daily Stinger

March 8th, 2012
8:57 am

However gimmicky the offense might be it still manages to put enough points on the board to get wins. Until the Defense can improve Tech will remain mediocre. It’s hard to watch a defense without the necessary pieces trying to force the 3-4 when the undersized defensive line is consistently getting pushed 5 yards back. Our biggest DL T.J. Barnes (350 pounds) spends half the game on his back. Al Groh needs to re-evaluate the players he has and make the necessary adjustments.

5 star recruits, 2 star results

March 8th, 2012
8:59 am

Why George, why? Have you ever gotten any satisfaction from any interaction with wne?

Reality

March 8th, 2012
8:59 am

@ BGA,

Thomas’s catching style in traffic was much more aggressive than Hill’s on jump ball’s and Nesbitt’s arm strength was slightly better than Tevin’s was most of the time (even his arm strength seemed inconsistent at times). You cannot look at wide receiever production independent of QB Play. I guess Reggie Wayne and Pierre Garcon were just victims of their coaches play calling this past year…

George Stein

March 8th, 2012
9:02 am

I get a chuckle out of ripping his nonsense to pieces. I do think, based on the comment I posted, that he should either stick to his word or be banned.

BGA

March 8th, 2012
9:03 am

groh should have never put the 3-4 in when he can’t get the players to run it. but he’s stubborn just like pj. notice since pj has come in, we haven’t had any studs on defense that will be nfl 1-3 rounders. the defenders that went pro like burnett and morgan were chan recruits. when we face a good team, we get no pass rush and they score at will. and our offense, with the fragile rushing attack and lack of ANY balance, doesn’t work against good teams. see lsu iowa ga miami any bowl game!

mp

March 8th, 2012
9:09 am

so, wrexie, you think CPJ should–without question–make justin thomas our QB even if others outperform him at the postion? is that how you’d coach this team? thomas was told he’d have the opportunity to COMPETE for the QB position. i’m sure CPJ and every tech fan would love for him to win it outright and become the next tracy ham. but, the position is not going to be catered to him on a silver platter. are you the only one that doesn’t understand that? why do i even ask. you don’t care. you make up your own reality anyway . . . nevermind.

Paul in NH

March 8th, 2012
9:13 am

I see WnE is making thingsa up again – this time about the backup QB at Prattville HS. To read WnE you’d think Dan Marino was the backup.

Here is Joker Phillips evaluation of Jalen Whitlow (he signed with Kentucky).

“A Wildcat-type quarterback, that was important for us to find (Jalen Whitlow), especially the way we played in the last game. Sometimes things happen you have to get into different packages and I think when we can get an opportunity to add a package to our offense that’s great.”

“He is a Randall Cobb-type athlete. It’s hard to compare to be with Randall Cobb, but

Tokyo jacket

March 8th, 2012
9:18 am

There are way too many UGA fans pretending to be Tech fans on this blog.

If there are any real GT fans out there, I want to talk about our depth. I think this is by far the deepest team we’ve had since CPJ arrived, and with only 9 seniors, should be wicked deep next year. If we can get to 9 wins, or even 10, I think recruiting should be solid this year and next year has BIG potential.

George Stein

March 8th, 2012
9:22 am

From Justin Thomas’s own mouth (Michael Carvell blog, 12/16/2011)

Q. Why did you switch your commitment from Alabama to Georgia Tech? “We talked to Alabama, and they decided that they wanted to go another way with me. They weren’t 100-percent sure I would get to play QB. They said they wanted to go a different route. Now Alabama said it wasn’t like they didn’t want me because they still wanted me to sign there. They just felt like I wasn’t going to be a quarterback in their system. That’s what I want to do in college – play quarterback. I want to go somewhere where I would get a fair chance to do that.”

Is there a particular part of FAIR CHANCE that is difficult to understand?

George Stein

March 8th, 2012
9:23 am

I’m excited about the return of BJ Bostic, Tokyo. He looks the kind of kid, that if he can get into space, can take it to the house.

I’m also interested to see some of the backers that were redshirted.

WnE

March 8th, 2012
9:30 am

re:
so, wrexie, you think CPJ should–without question–make justin thomas our QB even if others outperform him at the postion? is that how you’d coach this team? thomas was told he’d have the opportunity to COMPETE for the QB position. i’m sure CPJ and every tech fan would love for him to win it outright and become the next tracy ham. but, the position is not going to be catered to him on a silver platter. are you the only one that doesn’t understand that? why do i even ask. you don’t care. you make up your own reality anyway . . . nevermind.
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No !

I never said guarantee anything to Justin Thomas!

But, when a HC starts talking about his track speed, and then mentions that same recruit playing another position BEFORE he ever tries out for the position he was Recruited for (QB), then one has to wonder how serious is CPJ about Thomas playing QB for the Jackets?

We have 2 tall WRs in Waller & Green, yet CPJ didn’t say anything about Thomas’ Passing ability, instead he talked about his Track Speed and getting him on the field at another position other than QB.

Would you care to explain WHY that is the first thing that CPJ thinks about when speaking about Justin Thomas?

Do you think that CPJ talked about Thomas’ Track Speed and him playing another position for GT when he met with Thomas & his Father BEFORE they signed with GT?

“TECHnically” CPJ will give Thomas “a shot at QB”, but it seems to me like he has his eyes on playing Thomas elsewhere for GT, somewhat like a “Recruiting Bait & Switch” that you only see from shady SEC Coaches.

Thomas is Recruited to play QB for GT , YET, the first thing out of CPJ ’s mouth to the AJC reporter is track times and getting him on field IF(more like when) he doesn’t work out at QB.

Usually the first thing at the top of your mind is how you truly feel, I guess CPJ just made Little Freudian slip.

George Stein

March 8th, 2012
9:31 am

What happened to this, WnE?

Time to do what you said you’d do, WnE:

WnE
March 8th, 2011
1:44 pm

re:
GTBob
March 8th, 2011
1:38 pm
________________

Please point out one FALSE statement that I have made in this Blog, just one.

Thought so!

Weasels like you focus on the messenger rather than the MESSAGE!

Simply prove me wrong and I’ll write a written retraction and never post another comment in any AJC blog.

I await your response.

go42

March 8th, 2012
9:33 am

Good job Ken! Thanks for keeping us informed!

juvenal

March 8th, 2012
9:34 am

how many will blair miss this year? SHOTGUN?

dawgfan

March 8th, 2012
9:34 am

Georgia Tech was 2-5 the second half of the 2011 season. The 5 teams that Tech beat to start the season were a combined 22-51. Tech fans love to brag about how potent their offense is, but Georgia Southern, Samford and UT Chattanooga all laid half a hundred plus on Western Carolina too. Hell, North Texas laid more points on Middle Tennessee State than Tech’s unstoppable triple option. Yep Tech fans, things are definitely on the up and up down on the Flats and Paul Johnson is doing a fantastic job.

Nothing like a few FACTS to rain on the Techies’ parade. Techies hate facts. If you confront them with facts you are a “hater” and being unreasonable. Personally, I think its reasonable to reach the conclusion that Georgia Tech is not a very good team based on the above FACTS. If you had played anybody worth a damn to start the season you probably would have had another losing record. That would be two losing seasons in a row for the great Paul Johnson. What a genius.

Thanks.

UGA = Yawn

March 8th, 2012
9:34 am

Who’s the bonehead that punched the VT quarterback and lost the game for us? he should have been kicked off the team!

5 star recruits, 2 star results

March 8th, 2012
9:35 am

Agreed George, looks like we have a great stock of a-backs. Can’t wait to hopefully see more of Tony Zenon this year. Have a real good feeling about his potential. I believe he’s been touted as the fastest guy on this team.

WnE

March 8th, 2012
9:36 am

re:
Paul in NH
March 8th, 2012
9:13 am
___________

How often do BACK-UPS on the HS-level get BCS-level shollies with SEC Teams?

Talk to some people from Alabama that followed that HS and the QB situation there, and I promise you they’ll agree with my interpretation in most cases.

The Fact that the back-up got a scholly from another SEC school, almost proves my point.

I never said the back up was Dan Marino, I did say he was a better passer than Justin Thomas.