In case you missed it, Georgia Tech finished last season 3-9 and missed a bowl game for the first time in almost two decades. This post isn’t about the sense of entitlement that is embodied by the header.
It’s to note what the genius considers to be a big fix of the problem.
Johnson is trying to change the Jackets’ fortunes.
He fired special teams coach Ray Rychleski, and hired long-time college assistant Ron West to aid offensive line coach Mike Sewak.
The Jackets’ vaunted spread rushing attack, which finished in the top six nationally in each of Johnson’s first seven seasons, slipped dramatically last season. And Thomas often wound up running for his life in passing situations.
“I wanted to experiment with a special teams coach, and I like the old model better, so I wanted to get back to having two offensive line coaches,” Johnson explained. “I think it’s virtually impossible for one guy to coach five guys with what we do.”
Special team duties will be split among the entire coaching staff and coordinated by wingback coach Lamar Owens.
In other words, when it comes to special teams, he’s embracing his inner Mark Richt. Talk about your “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” solutions…