I didn't get to talk with him, but from what I can tell about him, I don't think he's the type to get down on himself. I'll ask about it today.
He'd listen, I suppose, if enough fans wrote, and I guess completely stayed away from the FCS games. I imagine you'd have a lot of company. I wrote something Monday or Tuesday about the scheduling coming up. I think there are more home-and-homes with non-power conference teams coming up, and Tech still has three more games with Tulane on the books. It seems like Tech is pretty wed to the one FCS game per season model, though.
He wasn't great Saturday, certainly. But with the wide receivers and A-backs like Tony Zenon, there's some playmakers that he can use. I suspect, particularly if they're as run-heavy as I expect, that a lot of it will be out of play action.
Kind of both. I don't think they're particularly hellbent to throw the ball, but if it's working, they'll do it.
I guess going back in time to make sure Jabari Hunt-Days passes his classes is out of the question. He has to coach guys up.
I don't cover recruiting, but will try to get an answer for you.
Similar questions here. A couple players I talked to yesterday seemed to think, at least on the defensive side, that it was a matter of coming out a little too emotionally charged. On the offensive side, it's been different things, obviously. Getting Harrison Butker to make 30-yard field goals and Justin Thomas to take care of the ball better are two different problems.
that's the way I see it. The defensive ends, for instance, have barely played college football. Thomas, too, doesn't have much experience, and the line is young in spots, too. At this point, I still think the season could go different ways.
I kind of think so, not just because of how Tech has played but also Georgia Southern. But I also don't get paid to set point spreads.
I think if Johnson thinks it needs to be done, he'd do it. But I'd guess he'd rather not. Tech wore down Wofford and Tulane pretty conventionally.
It hasn't been used yet. This might be a "keep it under wraps" thing.
I guess we'll find out Saturday, but that does seem a little premature.
I think a lot of it will depend on where Georgia Southern is vulnerable. I would think that Waller and Smelter figure to have matchup advantages. The passing game does work best out of play action, so, it would make sense that Laskey up the middle setting up play action would be effective. I'd wonder if, Johnson, to the degree that he cares about something like this, would love nothing more than to win with the triple option.
They haven't been world-beaters yet and they've given up two pretty significant big plays, but they seem to have improved over the course of the first two games and they shut out Tulane in the second half, so it can't be that bad, can it? (Tulane did help a little.)
The leading tackler last year was linebacker Edwin Jackson, who was named to the preseason All-Sun Belt second team. He joined the team as a walk-on from Westlake.
They are. I don't think it was a great game for the offensive line. Still a young group,remember.
As noted a minute ago, I found it odd, too. It was on my list today to see if I could get in touch with a bookmaker to ask about it. Georgia Southern is just up from FCS and you'd think they wouldn't have the talent Tulane does. Maybe this says more about N.C. State. They weren't very good last year.
interesting. I do think a reverse has the potential to hit big; it often does.
I think they're pretty good, but, at the risk of copping out, it's hard to tell. They beat Florida last year also. It's odd to me that the line is as high as it is, though. Tech is favored by 20. Georgia Southern does have it in its favor that it has seen a facsimile of this offense plenty when Jeff Monken was there.
Did you mean Georgia Southern O-line? The d line is 255 and 245 at the ends and 305 and 285 in the middle. Comparable with Tech's defensive line.
Possibly. He was targeted at least once, though. I don't find Paul Johnson to be a "let's keep everybody happy by getting them the ball" sort of guy, right or wrong.
Not a great number. The run defense wasn't great particularly against Wofford, so we'll see how Tech does against Georgia Southern. However, a quarter of Tech's rushing yards allowed were given up on one play. Take away one bad play, and the average is 3.9.