This is a discussion on Johnson's Overall Record at Tech within the Georgia Tech Football forums, part of the Georgia Tech Sports Message Boards category; Originally Posted by dressedcheeseside If the jury is out, as you say, we can't make generalizations at this point. If ...
Yes, the next year or two will tell us all, but I think we could go 7-5 and most of you would find excuses. Hopefully we won't find out!
I just hate that I have to wait another year to really get excited. This year could be great, but I'm hesitant to expect too much. Point being, regardless of how we do this year, I'm expecting to do better in 2013 and much better in 2014 and beyond...meaning a run of 9 and 10 win seasons and some ACC CG appearances...and hopefully beating UGA a few times.
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I used to drink the CPJ koolade but three seemingly minor details make me lose my koolade :
1. Why was special teams such a disaster THE WHOLE YEAR?
2. Why would you mainly use Hill at 6’5 and fastest at the NFL Combine as a downfield blocker? (Yes, he had a few drops, but only because he probably wasn't used to game speed receptions)
3. Jemea Thomas was certainly best defensive player. Why wasn't he a starter?
Nearly every one of PJ's losses are nailbiters. That's why we like him; we feel like he gives us a good chance to win. Not to say I enjoy seeing PJ lose a close game, but it's hard to fault him when our losses come down so close.
We can sense it as fans, that we were maybe 1 or 2 plays away from being 10-3 last year. We know how close we are to being perennially great. It's just a matter of getting over the hump.
Paul Johnson is a good enough football coach that he's not going to ever lose a coaching job by "knockout". If he does ever get fired at Georgia Tech or anywhere else it will be by an accumulation of punches.
An accumulation of punches in the college football game usually means that over a period of time a fan base gets tired of a coach for various reasons which of course includes not winning enough and not generating enough excitement.
Football is mainly entertainment and at this point in time the only entertainment value Paul Johnson has is winning. There's little other entertainment value in his team or in the way he projects himself and his program.
Looking at the 17,000 season tickets sold up until last week certainly indicates that the electorate is far from enthralled with Paul Johnson football.
The media and Paul Johnson's relationship are roach and roach killer. Not a good situation for a college football program that desperately needs to expand it's fan base.
For some reason I can't get excited to argue either way on Paul Johnson. I don't dislike him as Georgia Tech's coach and have no problem with him personally. But I'm not excited, either..
Just my two cents..
I'm drinking the koolade, it takes time to start over with a program and build it up. I know 5 years should be long enough but he has won some big games as well lost some too. I like the offense it's different and gives us a better than average change to win. I know the D and special teams have been subpar but he did make a change (maybe alittle slow in doing so),so lets hope they work. I love the way he handles the press and don't kiss there butts ,that's better than kissing there butts and saying what they want to here. He is a proven winner and he will win alot at Tech. I will be surprised if we don't win 10 games this year, but thats just me.