Again, here’s my daily reminder that if you don’t have a subscription to The Athletic, you’re missing out on some real gems, like this Q&A with Paul Johnson. The quote in my header is hard to top, I admit, but there’s one other bit of amusement worth sharing.
Referring to UGA as the “gorilla” — honestly meant as a compliment — his response to the obvious question of what he can sell to compete comes off sounding like your standard Stingtalk comment:
“Academics. The education. The networking of the alums. All of those kinds of things. I am sure they have some of that, but it’s not the same as ours.”
It’s not exactly what every five-star kid wants to hear, is it? Kinda makes it easy to understand why the genius says he doesn’t give two shits about recruiting rankings.