Closing the genius gap

I swear – if Paul Johnson didn’t exist, we’d have to invent him.

Paul Johnson is a leader at a school that lives on the cutting edge of science and technology.

In at least one aspect of his job, though, the Georgia Tech coach finds technology to be an unwelcome intrusion…

Johnson has an understandable opposition to a rule that would enable opposing coaches to watch in-game replays of his unorthodox offense.

“I think it takes away coaching,” he said in an interview earlier this year. “That was one of the things I always liked to think I was decent at, was looking out there and seeing what was going on. Now, anybody can do it if they can sit up there and look at the monitor and run it back.”

Buy a laptop and you, too, can be a head football coach, my friends.  Yes, apparently it’s that easy.

If only he could find a recruiting app.


Filed under Georgia Tech Football, Science Marches Onward

17 responses to “Closing the genius gap

  1. Billy Mumphrey

    Video replay, the forward pass, I bet he still has dial-up.

  2. Macallanlover

    I get the feeling Fish Fry is just riding it out, giving up all hope of accomplishing something different. Also feel this acceptance is seeping deep into the techie fan base, they just don’t know how to get from the mess he has put them in back to “normal” football. It will be a very painful, and lengthy transition.

  3. DC Weez

    Ga Tech, the Venezuela of college football.

  4. steve

    Paul Johnson interviews are the human equivalent of a 2 hr cat compilation showing the consequences of bad cat decisions. Just watching the cat jump head first into the mirror over and over and never quite understanding the optics. No wonder he is always angry.

    • W Cobb Dawg

      Okay I’ll admit it. I’m the one who brought a laser pointer to the gtu game and had fishfry running up and down the sidelines chasing the red dot on the turf.

  5. Uglydawg

    Grant field..dreary. Tech Campus..dreary..Tech curriculum…dreary..
    prospect of finding a hot girl sitting next to you in trig class..dreary
    chances of getting mugged in or near campus..bright. Idea of spending time with Fish Fry…dreary…What have I missed?

    • Comin' Down The Track

      You called Mark Richt Field “Grant Field.” Other than that, I think you got it covered.😉

  6. If not for 2008, he wouldn’t have survived the absolute beat down of 42-10 in 2012. That game was as pleasant as 6:09 because it was fun to watch his reaction to getting his @$$ whipped. When Richt called off the Dawgs at 42-3, it was like he was saying to everyone, “You all in the media thought we were going to look ahead. How’s that for focus?”

    • Will (The Other One)

      If I remember right, when it was still 42-3, Bobo got so loudly pissed at a failed fourth-down conversion, it was audible on TV.

      • I’m pretty sure you’re right about that. I need to go back and watch that game again.

        • UnderDawg

          I think he got pissed because of a chop block that wasn’t called and resulted in the knee injury….sprained ligament…of a d-lineman. All I know is that he screamed out something to the effect of….’Look at that bullshit!!’ And then dropped a couple of f-bombs in for good measure. It was bad enough that he got a phone call from his mother scolding him for his language on TV.