Alex, I’ll take “we certainly hope so” for $200.

Remember, Bill, your answer has to be in the form of a question.

Okay, enough with the snark.  Bill’s preseason look at Georgia Tech is worth a read, if only to appreciate the ironic possibility that the genius may have actually hired a decent defensive coordinator, only to find this season swallowed whole by a tough schedule.  How Georgia Tech would it be to can Johnson before his latest plan comes to fruition?

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27 responses to “Alex, I’ll take “we certainly hope so” for $200.

  1. Biggus Rickus

    I was reading that earlier, and it made me wonder: If Georgia hadn’t gacked up the ’14 and ’16 games, would Johnson already be gone?

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    • Argondawg

      That answer is pretty obvious. There is only one game on that schedule that really means anything to Tech. Beating UGA is everything. According to that breakdown he sees them as a 4-8 to 5-7 type team. The truth is nobody knows from year to year what GT is going to look like.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        I don’t think it’s that obvious. They still would have won their division and put up a fight against undefeated FSU in ’14. Whether or not that would have bought him time to go through one winning season in the last three is the question.

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        • Argondawg

          So you think Tech fans would have been ok with 9 straight losses to us but be ok with it because they won their division once? I hope you are right. CPJ needs to be coach for life.

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  2. He’s got them losing 7 – maybe 8. I got them losing 8 – maybe 9.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      I think they could win anywhere from four to eight games depending on how they do in close ones. Tech is such a weird team.

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  3. Has Tech’s financial situation improved enough they could afford a buy out?

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    • 92 grad

      Probably waiting to see what the acc network pays. I dunno when they will start and I’m not interested enough to look it up

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  4. Spur 21

    Poor Woody – very good defensive coach – a total lack of talent to fit his scheme – he may be undone before he gets started.

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  5. Bright Idea

    Tech will never be real good on defense under Johnson mostly because of talent level. Their season often boils down to holding on to the football for long drives and not turning it over. If they don’t turn it over their aggravating nature keeps them in every game. Those in charge know that and elected to give Fish Fry an extension. He’s there until he quits and he may do it like Spurrier did. Geniuses don’t suffer fools around them forever.

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  6. RangerRuss

    To all the Stungtalk nerds jealously lurking. 38-7, 66-39-5. Supersize that, bitch.

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    Schedule doesn’t look that tough.

    I give him six, maybe seven more years, tops.

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  8. JCDAWG83

    If Johnson can manage 7 or 8 wins a season and finds a way to have a fluke win against Georgia once every 4 or 5 years, he’ll have a job for life. The core of the tech fan base is dying off or getting too old to go to games. The recent grads are either foreign, D&D nerds or end up in jobs that are a long ways from Atlanta. Their games only sell out when an opponent brings a big crowd. As long as Johnson doesn’t fall to multiple sub .500 seasons, I think he’ll be around as long as he wants.

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    • Bulldog Joe

      I dunno. I’m not yet seeing another ‘throwaway’ season on the horizon for Georgia.

      Perhaps Coach Richt can do him a solid.

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      • Considering Miami is playing them at Historic Mark Richt Field this year, I’m not too high on Tech’s chances.

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      • JCDAWG83

        That’s why I said it would be a fluke win. Georgia would have to have a lot of injuries to key personnel or tech would have to have one of their once every 20 year great qb or running back talents.

        I wouldn’t be surprised to see Richt give him a totally inexplicable win when it would be the most damaging to Miami’s season. He has an incredible talent for those type games.

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  9. Go Dawgs!

    The thing that I really enjoy about this is that I pulled up Georgia Tech’s schedule to see what it is about it that is supposedly so tough, and… it doesn’t look that bad to me. If that was Georgia’s schedule in 2018, the worst case scenario is 10-2. There’s a real chance of running the table if you can get out of Clemson alive.

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  10. W Cobb Dawg

    :… a great young defensive coordinator…”

    Woody was born in 1960! Maybe he looks young compared to fishfry’s wrinkled mug, but at 57 most guys are starting to plan the details of their not-far-off retirement.

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  11. Hillbilly Dawg

    Tuck Feck.

    Somebody tell me where “Fish Fry”
    came from.
    I frigging love that nickname

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    • JG Shellnutt

      When he was first hired, they asked him about whether or not he would be able to beat Georgia. He famously said that he had bigger fish to fry.

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      • Hillbilly Dawg

        Thank you sir. I must have missed that somehow. I’ve been a nerd hater for almost as omg as I’ve hated the vawls

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      • The Dawg abides

        I think it comes from the 2009 season. They had only lost one game, were ranked in the top ten, and had won their division. We were pretty mediocre and their entire fanbase was predicting a blowout. Well, that was the “we run this state” game, and he made the bigger fish to fry comment in the post game presser, alluding to the ACCC game.

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  12. Uglydawg

    In ’17, Mr. Roquan Smith demonstrated to the CFworld how to shut down the triple option. Can’t wait to see that emulated by GT’s opponents this year.

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    • Biggus Rickus

      I don’t think there are a lot of teams who can trust their middle linebacker to outrun the pitchman to his spot.

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