Oh my…oh my…what a gutsy call.
You hear people talk about “coaching not to lose” all the time.
Tonight you saw Paul Johnson “coach to win”.
There was no chance the Jackets were going to kick a fieldgoal and give Riley Skinner another chance to put the ball in the endzone.
The defense had played great all night and the offense had overcome errors and penalties to put itself in a position to win the game.
I don’t think Johnson would have kicked a field goal even if he’d had to go for it in fourth down again, inside the five. By that time, it was obvious that the Jackets were going to win or lose the game with the ball in their hands…controlling their own destiny.
This was one of those games that teams have to win in order to have a “special season”.
Gutsy, gutsy win…now I’m off to pull for the Seminoles to hold on and beat the Tigers.
I look forward to hearing comments from other Tech fans who were at the game tonight…what did you think about that call to go for it.