The genius’ strong negotiating position

Shorter Jeff Schultz:  Sure Paul Johnson can’t beat Georgia or win a bowl game, but no head coach Georgia Tech could hire could do any better, so give that man a raise!

Damn, I love this week.

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34 responses to “The genius’ strong negotiating position

  1. gastr1

    I concur!!! His personality and running commentary are such excellent entertainment alongside the losing to us. He deserves so much more than just a raise. Make him coach for life!

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  2. That sounds like the same logic the Senator has for keeping Richt around. BM can’t hire a better coach so we should stick with him.

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    • I don’t argue for or against keeping Richt around. I argue that before you pull the trigger on a decision like that, make sure you have competent people in B-M to make the call.

      Thanks for mangling my point!

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    • Mayor

      You know, the Georgia team is 9-2 right now and depending on one remaining conference game to be played on Friday may very well be SEC East Champion. If Georgia beats Tech and beats the West winner in the SECCG and wins the SEC Championship the Dawgs are in the playoff for the National Championship. Will they win those games? Will Arkansas beat Missouri? I don’t know but I do know this–you don’t know either. I am not the biggest supporter of Mark Richt as anyone who reads this blog with regularity knows, but now isn’t exactly the right time to be talking about what a lousy coach Mark Richt is. The more you say stuff like this the stupider you look.

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      • Dawgfan Will

        Fortunately, the Internet is forever, so if and when we take the last step to a national championship under Richt, the rest of us can enjoy our “neener-neener-neener”s.

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    • Cojones

      You should be thankful that SEC wildcatlaw dick-tates that you can only bag one a year. That’s in case you forgot we already limited out with your butt this year.

      If you aren’t a Ky fan, I apologize.

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    • Cosmic Dawg

      You’re assuming the arguments must be equally true or equally false for both schools. But Georgia Trek upgrading Johnson seems more likely than Georgia upgrading Richt.

      Shultz can argue GT is unlikely to find a better coach, and he could be wrong.
      Others can argue UGA is unlikely to find a better coach, and they could be right.

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    • Chadwick

      Hey now. I’m not so sure McGarity can hire good janitors, much less a b-ball or football coach. You better be careful what you wish for is the mid-set for me in regards to Greg McFrugal and the hiring of coaches in the bread-winning sports. I hope for the best, but expect the worst. I’ve got precendence with that as I was witness for the hiring debacle that led to Ray Goff. The Senator has the right mindset on this.

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  3. I think you should start a “Shorter Jeff Shultz” twitter handle. That would be classic.

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  4. CannonDawg

    Send PJ to Florida. They’re looking for an offensive-minded coach, and with Johnson they’d get “genius” thrown in. The money would be good, the recruiting strong, and the game-day crowds would be 2X Tech’s. Seriously, Paul, deep down you know that the ACC is a candyass conference, so jump in with the big boys and show ’em what you’ve got.

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    • JCDAWG83

      Honestly, I’d hate to see him go to Florida or South Carolina or any SEC team. With SEC talent, his goofy offense would be very hard to beat.

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      • Still got to play defense. Offense and scoring points hasn’t exactly been the problem for him. Three whiffs on DC has.

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        • Cosmic Dawg

          That feels eerily familiar…

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        • Will (the other one)

          They aren’t whiffs. He had Dave Womack, who now has a great defense with Ole Miss.
          Groh’s Ds at UVA were never as terrible as at the NATS. But if you only run a gimmick offense, the defense can’t practice against anything real at any quality level.

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      • Russ

        Nope, not many kids that are talented enough to play for top SEC teams want to play in the Genius’ offense. Those kids all (rightly or wrongly) have dreams of playing pro, and nothing kills that faster than playing in a HS offense.

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      • FisheriesDawg

        Agreed. Offense isn’t going to be a problem for him…it isn’t at GT except for the few days when things just aren’t clicking.

        The big thing that has held him back at GT is the inability to recruit elite defenders. Pair his offense with the type of defense he could automatically pull at Florida, and color me worried. He’d just need to be smart enough to hire someone and get out of the way.

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      • Hard to beat those first few years when he is coaching other coaches kids, then a little easier once his stellar recruiting classes started coming into town.

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    • Cojones

      “FU’s Johnson”. Sounds about right.

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    • 81Dog

      2x what Tech draws? Wouldn’t that be about 40,000 people, then? I guess that’s a lot more than were hanging around by the end of most of their home games this season. Win win, baby!

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  5. Vindex

    The Genius reminds me of what Alice Roosevelt Longworth once said about President Harding: “He’s not a bad man…he is just a slob.”

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  6. Spike

    New Sherriff in town.. My ass

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