Paul Johnson, fount of hope?

A few quick notes from the Paul Johnson news conference before going out to talk to players and coaches post-practice:

1. Johnson commented on Middle Tennessee State that the Blue Raiders have won two in a row (Florida Atlantic and Memphis) and have scored a lot of points. They play out of a spread on offense and have a returning starter at quarterback (Logan Kilgore). Defensively, MTSU has a new coordinator (Tyrone Nix).

“Our goal is to come back and try to have a great week of practice and come back and play well on Saturday,” he said.

2. On the secondary: “I think that before Saturday, they played fairly well. Saturday was not a great day for anybody. It’s like anything else. When you’re playing coverage back there and you’re matched up and there’s not a lot of pressure, there’s going to be some exposure. I think you have to give the other team some credit. They have pretty good receivers and their quarterback was hot and they made some plays.”

3. Jamal Golden will see more time at punt return after a strong game there against Miami.

4. No lineup changes due to performance from last week. There may be a couple injury-related changes. It’s conceivable cornerback Louis Young may not play. Johnson said that he’ll take the redshirt off of cornerback D.J. White as “we’ve got some injuries and we need him back in the secondary.”

Johnson said that wide receiver Anthony Autry will play more. The other true freshmen besides White, Autry, Adam Gotsis and Ryan Rodwell will likely be redshirted.

Johnson: “We’re trying to do our best to redshirt most of hat class and not waste a year for them to be mop-up guys.”

5. He’s not quite ready to concede anything.

“I don’t think anybody knows about (the possibility of achieving or not achieving) any goals four games into the season. We’ve got teams in our league that haven’t played a conference game. (Yet) we’re already anointing conference champions. You have to play it and see what happens.”

“We’ve still got a ton to play for. We’ve played one-third of our season. Last year was a great example. We got off to a great start and didn’t finish well. This year, we get off to a mediocre start. Maybe we have a great finish.”

“Call me an optimist. I don’t think anybody’s ever considered me a real optimist about things, but I guess I see it a little differently.”

In case you missed it…

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Mark Bradley: Johnson’s approach hurting Tech

Thanks for reading.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

239 comments Add your comment

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
5:01 pm

@ Really? ….. get back to us after your annual beatdown at the hands of Steve Spurrier

Really?

September 26th, 2012
5:02 pm

Trade school fans are fickle? I thought they were just embarassed. The year the trade school cheated their way to a acc “championship” LOL the stadium still was far from full. Maybe if they started offering tofu dogs or free tickets to dragon con a few more texties would come watch the “genius” figure out a new way to lose.

Highly Respected Southern Troll

September 26th, 2012
5:03 pm

@Supersize – Personally, I think O’Leary was better than Johnson, particularly when he had The Fridge.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
5:06 pm

@ Highly…..The Fridge made O’Leary, and I would bet O’Leary would acknowledge that. This is just a pipe dream, but I would love to have the Fridge as the QB coach in CPJ’s offense. CPJ designs and calls the plays, and Fridge teaches the QB’s how to run them effectively. That would be awesome.

superDawg

September 26th, 2012
5:22 pm

ss there is no annual beat down.I will beat you that UGA will pound sc into submission early and often.

WnE

September 26th, 2012
5:23 pm

re:
Supersize that order, mutt
September 26th, 2012
3:50 pm

@ slimG…..yes, Management is probably Tech’s easiest major, although it still has a calculus requirement. I don’t think any major at either Notre Dame or Stanford requires calculus, and they both have far easier majors than Management.
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Please STOP with the Urban Myths of how hard the Academics are for GT FB players.

No one was mentioning the Academics when GT surged ahead of Miami with 36 straight point. so WHY play the Academics Card after you get your @$$ handed to you?

The TRUTH about the Academics for GT FB players is this:

Most of our players major in BS in BUSINESS ADMIN:

The math Reqs. are SURVEY of Calculus that is not accepted for credit by the Engineering Majors & Science Majors, and Finite Math which is also NOT accepted for Credit by the Engr. & Science Majors.

If it is NOT accepted for Credit by Engineering Majors & Science Majors then is it really “Calculus”?

The Science Requirement that our FB use is NOT CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY or PHYSICS, instead, our FB players fulfill their Science Requirement by taking EARTH & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE( i.e. Earth Science).

Basically the Business Admin Program at GT is very much in line with the typical Business Admin Program at most large State, Flagship-type Universities.

Gone are the days where our players Major in Industrial Mgmt. and take the same Calculus as Engineering majors and then take the same Biology or Chemistry as Engineering Majors, those days ended after Curry stopped coaching at GT, over 20 years ago.

Here’s the PROOF:
http://scheller.gatech.edu/programs/under/files/bsba_credit_sheet.pdf

So please stop playing the Academic card Supersize!

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
5:30 pm

I am a little girl. I like to whine and be a little tattle tale.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
5:38 pm

@ superDwag……there is no way that the dwags will beat USC. Spurrier is too good a coach and a far better one than Richt can ever even dream about being. Spurrier ALWAYS beats the dwags

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
5:39 pm

Well, well, I see the ole wiener is back again. I thought he had gotten tired of being ignored and laughed at. I guess he is about as stupid as the name thief is. Maybe there are man and husband

Steve

September 26th, 2012
5:48 pm

“Spurrier ALWAYS beats the dwags!”

2009 – lost to UGA
2008 – lost to UGA
2006 – lost to UGA

Steve

September 26th, 2012
5:49 pm

Quote of the day from the most uneducated football fan on here:

“There is no way UGA will beat USC.” Poor little girl knows nothing about college football. The only way that would be accurate is if you made it say there is no way GT will beat UGA : ) You know it!

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
6:05 pm

I know enough about college football to know that Spurrier can coach circles around Richt. USC WILL beat UGA. Count on it.

Steve

September 26th, 2012
6:41 pm

Obviously! UGA has never won against Spurrier.

The Dulous, '70

September 26th, 2012
6:56 pm

GUTLESS at crunch time….GUTLESS, never seen this before at Tech. Sad.
Poor recruiting has caught up with Coach PJ. He’s got his players now, and it’s not good.

eddie lee

September 26th, 2012
7:42 pm

yep, beat u gag and Im happy…………

superDawg

September 26th, 2012
7:50 pm

ss you are a little man that likes to hide behind others.If sc beats UGA I will come down and tail gate with you and your brethren at tek.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
7:54 pm

@ superDawg……See you October 20 at the Tech BC game then

Jp

September 26th, 2012
8:11 pm

Fount of hope…more like fount of despair…stop with all the excuses, tech can get players with the right coach…this guy isn’t it. He can and has won big at the lower levels running this crap and that’s where he belongs…but not at this level.

Supersize loves Obama

September 26th, 2012
8:46 pm

What makes next years team any different than this year? We will have the same guys with the same results.

superDawg

September 26th, 2012
8:50 pm

ss WHEN uga BEATS sc this year I will give you a ticket for the UGA tek game and supply the tail gate goodies.

superDawg

September 26th, 2012
8:54 pm

ss we are all good republicans.

Supersize loves Obama

September 26th, 2012
9:00 pm

Everyone needs a fair shot.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
9:20 pm

superDawg……I guess we are together on one thing. I HATE OBAMA !!!!

Now, regarding your offer to go to Athens for the Tech – UGA game, thanks, but no thanks. I have no desire to go to that hellhole ever again in my life. After a UGA fan spit on me after a Tech win there, I have never been back and never will.

the final game of reg. season for GT

September 26th, 2012
9:20 pm

UGA will destroy Tech by a score of …..YOU PICK EM ……………..like 55-21. It will be a blow out and in Athens to boot.

GT is toast in 2012 and is now facing a low, low, low level bowl, if invited to one at all. It could be SHONEY’s in Shreveport, TWO SHRIMP PLATTERS FOR ONE on the night before the Independence Bowl game with GT vs. Elon College, played in front of nearly 12,000 screaming fans.

This is GT’s routine fate, not October yet and the season is ALREADY up in smoke. UNC and Clemson and UGA and possibly one other, like DUKE, could come in and handle the Yellow Jackets.

CPJ IS on the HOT SEAT !!

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
9:21 pm

You were going to destroy Tech in 2008 also, and we saw what happened.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
9:23 pm

Actually, even though the dwags won convincingly last year, they haven’t “destroyed” Tech since Gailey’s first year.

Supersize loves Obama

September 26th, 2012
10:05 pm

Supersize loves Obama

September 26th, 2012
10:18 pm

How old is Tevin?

BLT

September 26th, 2012
10:20 pm

All the dog trolls on Tech’s blog make it easy to hate UGA. That’s the truth or “tooth” for UGA fans.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
10:47 pm

@ BLT…..boy, do you ever have that right

ole yeller

September 26th, 2012
10:50 pm

Hey Steve, what happened after 2009 with S.C. You seemed to have left off a bit of history.

ole yeller

September 26th, 2012
10:52 pm

Also Steve, lets not forget the butt whippings the ole ball coach put on your team while in Gainsville.

Supersize that order, mutt

September 26th, 2012
11:06 pm

@ ole yeller…..you should know by now that the mutts have selective memories and never deal with facts.

Sad little people...

September 27th, 2012
10:26 am

Ha ha ha. BWAHHHHH
Typical little tekies. Can’t beat UGA so you have to live off another coach’s success. Now you all have a love affair with Spurrier. You are all pathetic!! Who will you pull for after Dawgs beat SC next week? I guess CWM of UF will be your next hero.

Sad little people...

September 27th, 2012
10:28 am

Supersize, You’re the biggest whiner of them all! Keep dreaming about a tek win over UGA this year.

Sad little people...

September 27th, 2012
10:29 am

I’ll make you a deal little tek whiners. Stay off our blog, YES YOU SUPERSIZE, and we will stay off yours!

SlimG

September 27th, 2012
11:03 am

Ok everyone relax, it’s just football……..Lets just enjoy the triple option from the 70’s and be happy. What a life

HBTD

September 27th, 2012
11:47 am

For all my tech friends, why is Wes Durham so obsessed with UGA?

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