StingTalk alert! Tech’s secret sauce this week has been discovered! Here’s where the Jackets will get their edge Saturday:
What was likely of greater benefit was a phone call between Johnson and Georgia Southern coach Jeff Monken, who worked for Johnson for 15 years and brought the offense with him to Statesboro when he became the Eagles’ head coach before the 2010 season.
“I think the one thing you can get is who played these certain kinds of blocks the best, in the secondary, who was their best cover guy, who in their defensive line did you think was easier to knock off the ball than another guy,” Monken said. “Who was real stout and you had real trouble getting movement on. Just those things that you can’t see on film. I think those things are valuable.”
As the Yellow Jackets prepare for Saturday’s game against Georgia – a game that Johnson said will require their best game of the year just to have a chance – Johnson is scouring for every advantage. That includes tapping the resources of his former assistants.
Hopefully Monken can give his mentor some special insight into what he can gain from calling a time out in the last few seconds of a game with his team down by thirty+ points. Lord knows, that wouldn’t be the first brilliant move the genius has pulled off at the end of a game.