The kibitzing genius

Paul Johnson had some time on his hands, so he watched the Georgia-South Carolina game.  And he’s got some advice for Steve Spurrier.

Gaudin asked about South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier’s fourth-quarter decision to play out of the shotgun on fourth and goal, inches from the Georgia goal line, rather than have quarterback Connor Shaw go under center. On the play, Shaw pitched to running back Mike Davis, who was tackled shy of the goal line by Georgia linebacker Amarlo Herrera, a game-turning play in the fourth-quarter.

Johnson first explained that that’s how South Carolina runs its offense.

“I wouldn’t do that, but Coach Spurrier’s won a lot of games,” he said.

Good of him to notice.


Filed under Georgia Tech Football, The Evil Genius

31 responses to “The kibitzing genius

  1. uglydawg

    Man…Georgia dodged a bullet there….if Spurrier had known that PJ was watching, he could have called him and asked what play to run…whew!

  2. uglydawg

    Can’t you just hear the conversation….Steve, “Genius, what play should we run?”…..PJ, “Throw it out of bounds”.

  3. www

    the level of interest in paul johnson demonstrated frequently on this blog is puzzling. but glad to have you aboard!

    • Dawg in Beaumont

      We’re “interested” in Paul Johnson the way people are interested in Carrot Top. Sure, it’s a guilty pleasure, but everybody needs a point of reference to make us feel better about ourselves.

      More probations than wins over UGA this millenium, fewer players drafted than the Colorado School of Mines in 2013. THIS IS GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL!

      • www

        So you know exactly 2 things about Tech football? The CPJ obsession is starting to make a little more sense.

        • Will (the other one)

          Also: the only major Div-1 football school to reduce their stadium capacity, and a team full of fans that complain that Tech’s academics are so difficult they’re at a recruiting disadvantage even compared to superior academic institutions such as Stanford, yet their own head coach admitted said genius players couldn’t grasp 3-4 defense concepts.

          • www

            so between the 2 of you, that’s 4 facts about a team you’re so interested in. good to know you’re (kind of ) paying attention.

    • My interest in Johnson is considerably less than the interest you find over at StingTalk about Georgia. Talk about puzzling…

    • charlottedawg

      coming from the Tech guy who trolls the Georgia blog…

      • www

        “coming from the Tech guy who trolls the Georgia blog”

        lol. yet another idiot who doesn’t know the meaning of the words he uses.

        • Jealousy rears it ugly head! I gotta say…Northside Tavern is the place. Those tech boys can hustle some serious pool. So…Colin, how was class this morning at 8:00 AM? MUDCAT, man…I am still dancing.

  4. Scott W.

    Talk about unsolicited advice.

  5. Just Chuck (The Other One)

    Just read the comments on the AJC piece and was reminded of why I rarely do that. There are some mean and not too well informed people who post over there.

  6. Dog in Fla

    Bona fide genius ignores remarks of poseur genius

  7. adam

    Spurrier is a better coach than Johnson 1000 times over. I do wish they had some kind of very public disdain for each other.

    Also, a guy who runs an option-only offense questioning a much better coach’s decision to run the option. Just… What?

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Actually, what Paul Johnson would have done if he coached Georgia was to let South Carolina score on purpose so that his team would have the ball and they could win it at the end.

  8. AusDawg85

    I’m sure Johnson was more distressed with SOS on the very next play, by not permitting UGA to score from 1st & 10 at our own 1 yard line in order to get the ball back quicker. That’s a genius move there…just ask Mark Bradley.

  9. Scorpio Jones, III

    Johnson’s genius always seems to be more potent in hindsight.

    Me…I’m glad they ran the fucking play that way.

  10. fetch

    He was really just watching the game to see how his kids, Fish and Fry, were doing.