Sometimes it sounds like he writes his own pornography.
But in the bigger picture: Yes, the outcome mattered. It made Tech fans feel good about their coach again, and that’s no small thing. It made Georgia fans wonder, not for the first time, if their coach really is overmatched in a tactical way, and I know, given Richt’s two SEC titles, how silly that might sound. But there it is.
Bradley contrasts Johnson getting a four-year contract extension with Richt having to face Louisville in a bowl game (“the booby prize of postseason assignments”). He then goes on to note, “A consistently good team that competes for the ACC title and upsets Georgia once every four or five years is about all Tech folks expect.” My, how convenient to ignore who was favored in ’09 and ’10. Or what happens in the final rankings this season if Georgia wins that bowl game and Tech loses in Miami.
So Johnson gets to work his magic for another four years with that extension. Maybe if he goes 1-3 at just the right time, he can get another one. What’s the old line about the soft bigotry of low expectations? Regardless of what you think of Richt’s fate at Georgia, there’s no way a coach in Athens survives on just an occasional upset win over the Jackets. Just ask Jim Donnan.