“That’s on me.”

Ladies and gentlemen, your quintessential Paul Johnson quote:

On the failed fake punt from the Tech 26-yard line in the first quarter:

That was a bad call. I’ll eat that one. That was on me. Our (assistant coach) who had the punt team thought it was there. He thought it was going to be easy, and I’m not sure it wouldn’t have been easy if the guy who caught the damn thing (defensive end Antwan Owens) would have run outside where he was supposed to. But that was a bad call. That’s on me.

The man can’t even take responsibility for a coaching decision without throwing somebody else under the bus.  The genius points fingers like the rest of us breath breathe.

It’s got to be an unalloyed delight working or playing for that guy.


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27 responses to ““That’s on me.”

  1. Go Dawgs!

    Not one, but TWO people got run over on that one. Remarkable.


    • Go Dawgs!

      Dang, Senator, after reading the rest of the transcript I almost think you picked the kindest thing he said about his players and coaches. I don’t see an ounce of accountability on his part. Just hanging players and an occasional out to dry. I really enjoy watching people like him lose.

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      • barneydawg

        Maybe he will just fire everyone and take over all coaching duties, so he can do it all up to his standard. Nope, he has to have someone else to Fall Guy.


    • Bulldog Joe

      I counted three players and two coaches with tread marks in the article.


  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Paul, still the Johnson.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Dallman

    Like the rest of us breathe


  4. Brandon

    Zero class, I wonder what Fish Fry’s handle on Sting Talk is, I feel that I’ve read his work their before.


  5. AusDawg85

    PJ and Tech are truly a unique gift to college football. The AJC’s fawning over them just makes it all the better. Their complete lack of awareness over there ineptness is both breathtaking and beautiful. Thank you football gods!


  6. Johnson and Fech … a match made in hell. It going to be fun watching their 2-star defensive recruits try to chase down our guys. They are on a slow march to judgment day on November 24.


  7. Jim

    I’m beginning to wonder if we shouldn’t hope they win a couple games to save his job. I’d hate for him to get fired – they might luck into hiring someone that will make them relevant in 4-5 years


  8. j4k372

    Clearly Yech is struggling. My hypothesis is the rise in UGA recruiting efforts has continued to drain the talent pool available to them. I also wonder if the new cut block rules are impacting them.

    BTW after watching the game again this morning, I noticed MTSU receiver blocked Poole below the waist more than five yards downfield on their td play. Anyone else notice? It was what sprung him.


  9. Whiskeydawg

    Imagine taking that attitude (and all that goes with it) on the recruiting trail. “The last kid from this school your coach told me to recruit, sucked!”


  10. Cojones

    Yeah, well, to our joy is matched their puny record at the end of the season. It could be so bad that it could make a pick for the NC Playoff go off track with strength (or lack thereof) of schedule. It’s looking like the LSU game may be the saving (or ending) grace before going against ‘Bama


    • Macallanlover

      Win the SEC and all is well, it is that simple. Now the difficulty level of that is something else entirely, hence the reason why it is a guarantee.


  11. Even the most LOYAL Tech fan is starting to understand what an A$$ this guy is.


    • I’m thinking you’ve been looking at Stingtalk. I usually don’t until Thanksgiving but just had to last night after their latest debacle. There was a thread that purported to contain reasons to keep PJ but it got a lot of push back. Mostly they seem to accept they suck and aren’t going to get any better. Wasn’t it Lewis Grizzard who said he didn’t just want to see Tech lose, he wanted to see them so humiliated they would consider giving up the game? They may be close to that.


      • Milledge Hall

        I’ve always said the GTAA is misnamed. I’ve always called it the North Ave. Parks and Recreation Department.
        The next step is the Fulton County Recreation FLAG FOOTBALL league.
        Good luck with that Fech!!


      • Bo

        ST is so wonderful. My two favorite posts from yesterday:

        “Cutcliffe is going to go in dry on us,” and “We’re like cats. We don’t travel well.”

        I couldn’t stop laughing.


    • mbrooks

      This assumes most techies aren’t part of the same ass club…


  12. Russ

    His demeanor reminds me of Spurrier early in his Florida career. Whenever the Gators lost, it was always because they just couldn’t execute. In other words, his coaching was fine, the players just couldn’t follow orders.


  13. The 984

    Tech needs to invest into some critical reading classes to go with its STEM majors. There are quite a few StingTalkers who, when reading those comments, thought Johnson was taking all the blame and didn’t try to pass the buck at least a little.


  14. Mike Cooley

    Fish Fry is like Spurrier without the success.