I know Paul Johnson famously claimed at his retirement that his successor’s job wouldn’t be so daunting at the beginning — “It’s not like someone is going to have to come in and start over.” — but the reality, as laid out in this State of the Program piece about Georgia Tech ($$), is quite different.
Take this relatively minor point as an example:
Formerly in four-point stances, Georgia Tech’s offensive linemen now don’t have 70 percent of their body weight falling forward when the ball is snapped. They now have their weight more evenly distributed and are focusing more on pass protection.
It’s going to be a total transition.