Posted: 11:05 pm Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Q&A with Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson 

By Michael Carvell

Myles Autry put on the GT hat for ESPN's cameras (AP)

Myles Autry put on the GT hat for ESPN’s cameras (AP)

Georgia Tech finished with its second-largest recruiting class under coach Paul Johnson after signing 21 football recruits last week.

The highlight may have been Norcross High School running back Myles Autry putting on a Yellow Jackets’ baseball cap in front of ESPN cameras last Wednesday.

Georgia Tech addressed immediate needs on the offensive and defensive line, along with in the defensive secondary. The Yellow Jackets finished with the nation’s No. 54 recruiting class, according to the 247sports.com composite rankings.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson did a Q&A about this year’s class:

What did you think when you saw Myles commit on national TV? “We think Myles is a good player, and that he can come in and help us. We have his brother in the program, and got to know his brother really well. Myles has been here a lot. He knows the coaches, and he fits in well with what we do. We have a good relationship with the family, and the mom trusts us. That was good. We’re looking to him being a part of us.”

Another one of your top recruits is Kenderius Whitehead, the defensive end who originally signed with N.C. State out of M.L. King High School. He played this season at Georgia Military junior college. What made you get involved there? “He’s not really a JUCO guy. He’s more of a transfer. He has three years left to play three seasons. If it works out, he will have been at the JUCO for one year. So what happens by rules, if you transfer from one (ACC) school to another, you have to sit two years. By him transferring his hours from N.C. State to GMC, then he could get his AA (associate’s) degree and not have to sit. He’s not the quintessential, true JUCO guy. We have a hard time getting JUCO guys in. We can’t get their hours accepted usually … But we knew about Kenderius. He had been here 100 times while he was in high school … I think he’s explosive and quick, and he’s a good edge rusher. Certainly, he will be able to come here and compete right away for a job.”

Will you now look closely at junior-college players like Georgia Tech did maybe 10 years ago? “No, 10 years ago, there was no APR (academic progress rate). So they didn’t have to have a degree percentage like they do now. In order for us to take junior-college kids, their credits have to be transferrable in. And that makes it really hard to find a major where they will take their credits from junior college. Even if you get them to admissions, most of the time their credits don’t transfer.”

One recruiting analyst said North Gwinnett High School running back C.J. Leggett was Georgia Tech’s best prospect at running back since Jonathan Dwyer? “I hope he’s right. I hope he’s a really good player. We think he is. We think we have some good running backs here now. I think Travis Custis is a good player, too. And there’s a bunch of returning guys who have played a lot.”

With Vad Lee transferring, did quarterback Matthew Jordan of Jackson, Ala., turn into you most important signee because of depth? “We’ve got three quarterbacks on scholarship and Timmy Byerly, who I think is a good player. So that’s about what you would normally have.”

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson (AP)

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson (AP)

Last year, Georgia Tech had a lot of last-minute drama, losing five commitments and adding one within the last week before signing day. This year in the final week, you added two and lost one. Why less drama? “I don’t know. I don’t have any idea. The kid who went to Iowa (defensive back Miles Taylor), that was OK with us. We didn’t care. In fact, I encouraged him to do that. He fed (the media) a bunch of baloney, but that’s usually what happens. He said something about how ‘None of the coaches had contacted him in a long time,’ and this, that or the other. It was ironic how he had been here just the week before on his official visit. (Assistant Joe) Speed talked to him that Thursday before he took his visit to Iowa, and neither him or his dad told (Speed) that he was going on that trip. The kid spun it the way he wanted to spin it, but it didn’t exactly happen that way. But the kid had called me early in the recruiting and said ‘I’m not real sure (about Georgia Tech).’ I told him ‘You ought to take other visits.’ And he goes ‘I just want to take a trip to Iowa, but I don’t want to lose my scholarship.’ I was like, ‘Well, you ought to visit. You ought to take one.’ And he asked if he would lose his scholarship. I said ‘It depends on if somebody else takes it. We’re going to bring other guys in if you’re visiting other places. What you’re telling me is that you’re not committed. It doesn’t mean you lose it if somebody else takes it.’ I’ve gone down this road a hundred times (with this topic). Anyways, so he decided to go visit Iowa after he visited us. We didn’t care.”

What’s your policy of commitments visiting other colleges? “It’s the same as everybody else. It’s the same as Clemson, and pretty much everybody. You recruit other people, and if they commit, they commit. We have that column (in the newspaper) every year. That one is getting a little old.”

That indeed is a beaten-down topic, along with your opinion of the recruiting rankings. I’m trying to stay away from those two topics. “Look it up. The same 15 schools have the same top 10 recruiting classes every year. It is what it is. There might be an outlier once every blue moon. The only three teams that have ever won our division are us, Virginia Tech and Duke. I promise, none of us have the recruiting rankings of Miami, North Carolina and Virginia. So that tells me what it’s worth. Everybody can spin it any way they want, and say ‘Alabama wins the national championship because they have the top recruiting rankings.’ I’m not sure which merits which. They get the best players. They always have. Therefore, they are going to have the highest-ranked recruiting classes. Do you think anybody can really, really, really tell you who the No. 56 offensive guard in the country is? Honestly? I couldn’t tell you who the No. 6 guard in Atlanta is. Now I can tell you who the five best players are, maybe. But once it gets past four or five, then it’s a crapshoot. And sometimes the guys who are the five prospects in Atlanta don’t end up being the five best players in college. Sometimes they do. But the bottom line is that it comes down to how many games you win.”

So what are you saying about Alabama? “They get good players. The recruiting rankings on 5-star guys, they are probably right. My wife could probably pick out who is a 5-star guy. But there’s only so many in the country. But it’s like, Alabama has more 5-stars than the whole Big Ten conference, so they are going to be pretty good. What I’m saying you don’t have to look at recruiting rankings to know that Alabama is pretty good if you watch them play.”

Yes, there are always mixed opinions about the rankings and how they are determined. “Whatever happened with the tight end from Hall County (Hunter Atkinson) that Georgia took late? We were trying to get him to walk on. Before he was going to Cincinnati, I don’t know what his ranking was but I promise you it was probably 2-stars because he wasn’t being recruited. I don’t know what it ended up. Therefore, you’ve got to have good recruiting classes (if the rankings work like that). It is based on numbers. It is based on how many you sign. If somebody in our league signs 32, then they are going to have a higher-ranked class than somebody who signs 21. It doesn’t matter about the quality or whatever; they are going to be ranked higher. I think for the first 10 teams, it might be realistic. But after that, I think it’s a crapshoot. It’s like the best players. You might be able to pick out the best 10 players in the country. But after that? You’re going to pick out the best 300? Yeah, come one. I’ve got a staff of 20 guys, and we couldn’t tell you the best 100 players in Atlanta.  Because once you get by 25, it’s a crapshoot. They are all the same. But that’s just my take on it.” (Note: Atkinson is currently ranked as a 3-star).

What do you think about these out-of-state colleges who make early scholarship offers to Georgia kids that aren’t committable offers? “Everybody has their own way of doing it. It’s hard to tell. There’s a bunch of kids that got dropped in the state this year. They got dropped in the last week or whatever. They don’t have committable offers. So everybody does it differently, I guess. It’s a game. You play a game. The kid wants to see how many offers they can get. They kind of know of know whether or not they have committable offer. If you’re a kid, you try to commit and they tell you ‘No,’ then you’re not real smart if you can’t figure that out.”

What is your preferred method of extending early scholarship offers to kids? “We do it the same way as others. We go out and we offer kids early who we think are good players and that fit. We tell them ‘We are going to take X amount of defensive backs and when we get three, we are going to be finished.’ The first three that commit who we offer, that’s who we take, unless it falls through. There’s always going to be a guy or two who you are going to wait until the end on because they good enough so you can wait until the end. But you can’t take the whole class that way. So if you’re going to take five offensive linemen, you might offer more than five. But as soon as the first five commit, then you shut it down unless something happens — you lose somebody or whatever. That’s just the way it kind of works. You might hold one or two at the end for 3-4 guys you have waiting.”

Do you make more offers based on camp performance or scouting them at their high schools?  “Some kids we offer from camp, and some we offer from scouting them. It’s some of both. A lot of kids will say that they have offers, and we don’t know who they are. It’s easy for kids say they’ve got an offer from whomever and because of the NCAA rules, no one can refute what they say. I’m sure it happens a lot.”

What is the hardest position to evaluate for a high school prospect? “Probably the hardest guys to evaluate are defensive backs unless you get them into camp. You can’t tell off tape sometimes. It’s hard to see the transition, you don’t know who they are playing against, and a lot of things. Recruiting has changed so much. Most everybody you recruit now, you’ve had in your camp at some point.”

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236 comments
TrueDawg1986
TrueDawg1986

For Paul Johnson to accuse ANYONE of "spinning the story" while he tries unsuccessfully to SPIN a story about how pathetic the GT recruiting (and on field performance) has been is just COMICAL.  Oh yes Paul, you are clearly the GENIUS among all college coaches...the one that ignores recruiting ratings as a metric of success.  Oh, wait...perhaps that's because you haven't been able to get a recruting class inside of the top 50 while UGA is always in the top 10 recruiting in the SAME STATE!  Is it possible that no top talent wants to play for a third class program that insists on running a high school offense?????    Hmmmmmm......but no, I'm sure it's simply that those rankings are all bogus!   LMAO

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

GTBob "Do you really think being the 5th or 6th best team in the SEC on average means anything to anyone outside of Georgia?"


Mark Richt does not rank 5th or 6th in The SEC on the average, does he GTBob, sir ?  On the other hand, now, I realize I am not supposed to reply to a Jacket fan about the Jackets, but you do average the # 6 ACC team in the same timeframe as our coach, who has # 9 recruiting average # 5 most wins 79 NFL Draft Picks with 23 wins over teams making the final AP Poll Top 25, while in direct comparison same timeframe as the coach you belittle not showing his career, you average # 33 most wins, 19 NFL Draft Picks. And # 52 average recruiting rank according to Mark Bradley's blog this week averaging your recruiting starting with Mark Richt started here, 2001, sir.


Try again.


He also graduates his scholarship football recruits, a topic I see you also do not wish to discuss GTBob, sir.


If you would like to post as a Jacket about Mark Richt and his failures, please do not tell me not to compare the Jackets on the same chart you put up. Or, do. It's obvious the reply from a Jacket, is it not sir ?


And, moreover, if you're going to post about Mark Richt and call him a failure, have the common decency to put up his career here, not some portion thereof.


By the way, all the stats you put up after 2007, are mine sir - not your own.  I researched those. I organized those in charts, and I posted them here on the AJ-C after many hours of study.  Therefore, it quite easy for me to do the same for your team, sir.


It means so much to me to read a Jacket tell me how poorly Mark Richt has done after 2007, when you've lost 7 games in a row to the only Rival in your Fight Song at your house.


I also love your weak Jacket replies to your failures on the Official NCAA Federal Graduation Reports every year 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 to graduate from your # 36 best college US News and World Report to our # 60 best college for my alma mater, your football scholarship recruits while you do graduate your men's scholarship recruits in all these other men's sports at your school sir.


2001-2013 Mark Richt Era Most Wins :

# 1 Boise State 145-24

# 2 Oklahoma 140 -34

# 3 Louisiana State 135-36

# 4 Texas 131-37

# 5 Georgia 126-45


# 33 Georgia Tech 0.58824100 -70

NOVAJacket
NOVAJacket

Most recruiting analysts have rated Travis Custis higher as a RB prospect than CJ Leggett. Both should be good though. 

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

Thomas, something tells me that your passion and loyalties to UGA are not tied to a Georgia diploma hanging in your office.

I might suggest pal that if that is the case, you find a better team to cheer for--- one that will improve your disposition and mood, and get rid of that complex.

I can pretty much promise you, even Florida will win another NC before Georgia does.  Why don't you join all these bandwagon folks driving around the ATL with crimson "A's" on their bumpers?  Or be a Nole, or a Tiger (either one).

Life is too short to be a depressed, disillusioned and disappointed Dawg...

.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

Tommy Boy, why do you have so much malice towards a CFB coach?

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

"We didn’t care.”  This pretty much sums it up for not just how he feels about a recruit but for how any recruit, too, really looks at the football program there.  And about half their fans, as well, from what we see here on AJ-C.

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

How does anyone actually like this guy?  Has he ever taken the high road?

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

Richt has done a lot of things right at UGA.  He's a great recruiter.  And I think he would have won at least 1 NC had Van Gorder stayed.  


Richt squandered a lot of "good chances" to win a NC with not-so-good defensive coordinators.  Promoting his buddy Willie Martinez to DC and allowing him chance after chance was a disaster or wasted opportunities.  And Grantham, although an improvement, was not a Bud Foster or Chavez.


Will be interesting to see if Pruitt makes the difference.  Georgia has had a NC caliber offense (QBs and RBs) for many seasons.  But great defense is a common denominator to NC teams.  And UGA just hasn't had that consistently.

Techmate
Techmate

Also, to compare Tech football to Georgia football is like comparing Vandy to Tennessee, Duke to UNC, Standford to USC (especially before 4 to five years ago) - the academics are different which brings in a different kid. Many of the kids at UGA could not get into Tech and then stay for 3 years plus. That's is not a knock on UGA. As I said earlier, Tech is not the kind of a place where every student athlete can thrive. So then UGA, Clemson, FSU, Miami are better fits for other athletes. And that is not to say those schools don't get smart kids too. They are just able to accommodate more and different kids.


I appreciate Tech being competitive year after year. I think we will see in the next few years of playing for the national championship, the same 8 to 10 teams year after year. Kinda boring if you ask me.


Just being real, or trying anyway.

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@MikeBanning

Awesome, Banning. Pat Harty is the Iowa Hawkeye's beat writer so taking his/her (name is "Pat") opinion on person he/she has never met, from his/her perspective is like asking one of President Obama's kids who she thinks the best president in history is.    

jerunamo
jerunamo

Too much time on your hand coming on Tech's blog to talk smack..... Get a life mutt bucket!!!!!

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@AugustaJacket


This URL Link you just posted AugustaJacket, sir, let's you choose the graduation report you want to see from 2013 back to 2005.  Poor job of graduating your scholarship football recruits.

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@Birminham__Jacket


"Thomas, something tells me that your passion and loyalties to UGA are not tied to a Georgia diploma hanging in your office."


If you want to know about my time in Athens, all you have to do is see the posts.  I talk my time in Russell Hall frequently herein.  Fond memories of the time, 5 am waking up and being the rabbit for the UGA Track Team with my on-scholarship track roommate, going to work thereafter, eating breakfast at Snelling, then classes with 239 hours' study, then back to Snelling for lunch, then back to Russell Hall to play basketball, then to study and sleep until dinner at Snelling, then back to Russell Hall to study and sleep until 5 am.  This resulted in my parents being invited to Foy Fine Arts for the presentation of Top 5 % Graduating Seniors, and my employment since, the current 22 years of which at the same desk.


Instead of speculating, it's all here. 


You have a 3.88 GPA as a Jacket, sir ?

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

Mark Richt does not have a national championship, is # 5 in most wins his career here, while you are # 33 in most wins same timeframe 2001-2013 and have lost to UGA 7 consecutive games at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

GTBob
GTBob

@ThomasBrown  Here is your problem and the problem of UGA fans everywhere. You want to pretend you are a national contender and then cry when someone calls you out on it. I have never said that GT is a national contender, or a better program than UGA. You can bash them all you want. I already have a realistic view of my team. If you are ok with your program just being better than GT, then thats fine. Just quit making laughable statements about your team being serious contenders. It looks foolish but you guys do it year after year after year.

IhateCPJ
IhateCPJ

@ThomasBrown Everybody that reads GTBOB posts know that he is a CPJ fan and will defend him to the death. Typical GT fan that knows nothing about college football. The best thing that will ever happen to GT is when CPJ is fired and out of sight from the program. 9 more months left of the crappy coaching staff. TIME FOR A CHANGE GA.TECH!

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

@FireSomebody

IDK, b/c with PJ you get both sides of the story? 


"He fed (the media) a bunch of baloney .... He said something about how ‘None of the coaches had contacted him in a long time,’ ... It was ironic how he had been here just the week before on his official visit .... Speed talked to him that Thursday before he took his visit to Iowa, and neither him or his dad told (Speed) that he was going on that trip....The kid spun it the way he wanted to spin it, but it didn’t exactly happen that way."


Why should PJ take the high road, here?  I think many GT fans appreciate PJ's approach in NOT "taking the high road".   Did it hurt your feelings that PJ provided the other side of the story? 

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@Birminham__Jacket


Nope, but he has been a lot better on defense than your defenses, while having a better offense folks want to play on offense, and practice against on defense.

Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

@Techmate  


You are correct about the academics.  But that needs to change a little, IMO.  No reason GT should make it so difficult for its players.  It's called "special tutors" and a few more special admits.


I don't think we will see another GT play for another NC in our life-times.  But we should be able to win some ACC Championships and 9-10 game win seasons.  The ACC just isn't that competitive--- one of the reasons FSU and Clemson are happy where they are.

AugustaJacket
AugustaJacket

@D-Sheets @MikeBanning  "And what did Taylor really do that was so wrong? He committed to Georgia Tech without being certain about his decision."

__________________________________________________________


Check out this quote from the article:  "And what did Taylor really do that was so wrong? He committed to Georgia Tech without being certain about his decision."


It doesn't mention the fact that Miles Taylor outright LIED.  I guess in the columnists opinion, lying is a completely acceptable moral behavior.  


Maybe MikeBanning should root for Iowa, then....

ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@GTBob


GTBob, it is a little difficult, you must admit, to post as a Jacket about how bad UGA is in football with Mark Richt as our coach.  The obvious reply to your repeated posts of how poorly Mark Richt has done against what you call in your chart winning teams, which I have pointed out 5 times you posted it has to edited to say 1-A teams over .500, just leaves yourself open to the fact that


(1) Mark Richt has not coached here from just 2008-current, but since 2001 yet you are talking about Mark Richt.

(2) Jackets have done MUCH WORSE with Paul Johnson, even just comparing them both 2008-2013.


If you're going to post about Mark Richt, cover his period here 2001-2013 where he is # 5 most wins in the nation to your # 33.  He does a fine job of recruiting in-state and out-of-state averaging # 9 according to Mark Bradley this week on his blog.  Your average he says is # 52.  Mark Richt has 79 NFL Draft Picks in the Mark Richt era as well 2001-2013 while you have 19.


It is not I who should choose another team, other than alma mater to cheer for; but, you sir because every time you post that you think Mark Richt stinks and put up your chart of his failures 2008 to current, all anyone has to do to reply to you GTBob, is to put up yours on your same chart, showing how totally horrible your school while you sit there talking about not even half Mark Richt's career.


Not that you will understand this now.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@GTBob @ThomasBrown  But UGA IS a national contender year after year. I bet we are a preseason top 10 team. Where will GT be ranked? 50th? You're irrelevant. UGA is actually relevant and talked about.

GeorgeStein
GeorgeStein

@IhateCPJ Yeah, forgive me if I don't take seriously the opinions of someone with the handle IhateCPJ.   I'm sure you're a really reasonable guy.

GTBob
GTBob

@IhateCPJ @ThomasBrown  Im not all that big of a CPJ fan, I just don't think he deserves to be fired at this point nor do I think it would be good for GT if he were.

MikeBanning
MikeBanning

@gtcaryd @ThomasBrown  

Wanting to fire a poor performing HC does not make a person delusional and hate filled.

Wanting to fire a crappy HC is not a reason to criticize GT alums that want more from their FB program.

FireSomebody
FireSomebody

@D-Sheets  On the contrary.  I quite enjoy his self-inflicted character assassination.  It is one thing to clarify a situation.  "Suffice it to say, that account is erroneous," would be how a mature, considerate adult might have responded.  Instead, Johnson engages in a ego-driven, condescending, stone-throwing, finger-pointing, chest-puffing public spectacle with a 17 year old.  Johnson calls out kids like only a Tech man can.  Your cup runneth over with appreciation as does mine with entertainment.


ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@GTBob


"Do you really think being the 5th or 6th best team in the SEC on average means anything to anyone outside of Georgia?"


2001-2013 Mark Richt Era Most Wins :

# 1 Boise State 145-24


# 2 Oklahoma 140 -34


# 3 Louisiana State 135-36


# 4 Texas 131-37


# 5 Georgia 126-45


We do not average # 5 or # 6 with Mark Richt, now do we GTBob, sir ?




ThomasBrownUGA
ThomasBrownUGA

@SvenOttke @DawgGoneIt@GTBob


How is an 8-5 Mark Richt relevant nationally ?



2001-2013 Mark Richt Era Most Wins :



# 1 Boise State 145-24


# 2 Oklahoma 140 -34


# 3 Louisiana State 135-36


# 4 Texas 131-37


# 5 Georgia 126-45


# 6 Virginia Tech 125-48


# 7 Oregon124-42


# 8 Ohio State 124-31


# 9 Texas Christian 120-43


# 10 Florida 120-48




# 11 Southern California 118-36


# 12 Wisconsin 116-54


# 13 Auburn 116-51


# 14 Nebraska 112-58


# 15 Louisville111-53


# 16 Utah 110-51


# 17 Miami of Florida 110-53


# 18 West Virginia 109-55


# 19 BYU108-57


# 20 Northern Illinois 108-58




# 21 Clemson 108-59


# 22 Florida State 107-52


# 23 Texas Tech 107-59


# 24 Fresno State 106-64


# 25 Michigan 105-59



# 25 Oklahoma State 105-59


# 27 Cincinnati 104-61


# 28 Iowa 104-60


# 29 South Carolina 102-61


# 30 Missouri102-63




# 31 Alabama 101-47


# 32 Boston College 0.60843101-65

# 33 Georgia Tech 0.58824100 -70



ToeMeetsLeather
ToeMeetsLeather

@GoneIt, TECH has won eight or more games eight of the past sixteen seasons(I know you mutts struggle with math, but that's 50%) and Johnson has been at the helm for three of those seasons. You just keep on doing your "Obama act" though, and don't dare let the facts derail your argument. 

ToeMeetsLeather
ToeMeetsLeather

@Gonelt, TECH has won eight or more games in eight of the last sixteen seasons, and Johnson has been at the helm for three of those. Keep doing your "Obama thing" though, never let facts get in the way of your argument.

POAD2013
POAD2013

@DawgGoneIt and Auburn wasn't better than a 6-6 team but they actually played for the National Title while UGa was left with "Wait til Next year" again. 

POAD2013
POAD2013

@DawgGoneIt............RICHT & the Dogs are really just Dale Earnhardt Jr of the SEC.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@SvenOttke @DawgGoneIt @GTBob @ThomasBrown  You know better than anyone else that UGA might have finished 8-5 but they are much better than an 8-5 ballclub. Injuries literally killed UGA's season. But even with all those injuries, Tech still couldn't beat us in their own stadium after we spotted them 20 points. 

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

@GTBob @DawgGoneIt  I'd say UGA is actually the 3rd or 4th best team in the SEC which sports 14 teams. UGA is consistently recruiting top notch players and we are playing for SEC championships. That's relevancy. If you're always picked to be 1st in your division and play for your conference title game, then you are relevant. We were a tipped pass away from playing for a national title just two seasons ago after going 12-2. That's relevancy. Irrelevancy is Tech where they win 6 maybe 7 games if they're lucky. 8 wins is never seen at Tech. 8 wins at UGA is a horrible disappointment. Under Mark Richt, UGA has had ONE losing season in 13 seasons and besides 2010, has NEVER had a season with less than 8 wins in a 12 game schedule.

GTBob
GTBob

@DawgGoneIt You are a national contender every year? Based on what exactly? You havent been to a major bowl game in a while, you lose to ranked teams and winning teams the majority of the time, and you haven't won the conference in over 8 years. Please give me an objective argument for how you are actually a nationally relevant team. Do you really think being the 5th or 6th best team in the SEC on average means anything to anyone outside of Georgia? The fact that you think you are a legitimate contender is why people poke fun at your fans so much.

GTBob
GTBob

@gregory50 @GTBob @MikeBanning @gtcaryd @ThomasBrown  George O'Leary had three seasons with more than 7 wins. The same as CPJ has had. He won 61% of his games at GT. CPJ has won 60%. In O'Leary's last season he went 7-5 with a double digit loss to UGA. CPJ just went 7-5 with a double overtime loss to UGA and fans are crying that it was a horrible season of epic proportions. Those are the amazing results that GT fans should expect huh and show that CPJ is a terrible coach? People really should learn a little more about GT's history. Im not even going to bring up all of the other shady dealings that O'Leary was involved in or his poor relationship with GTs administration.

GTBob
GTBob

@MikeBanning @gtcaryd @ThomasBrown  Every HC in GT history since Dodd has been a crappy coach. Why can't we hire anyone good? Fire the hiring staff! Don't change anything about the school though. It's all the head coaches fault! We are sleeping giant just waiting for our magic coach and his sack of magic beans to turn the college football world upside down.