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Honest question for Coach Johnson, et al.

Posted: 8/6/2014 8:48 PM

Honest question for Coach Johnson, et al. 


To what do you attribute the difference in victories between your first two seasons at Tech and the last two seasons?

Talent at critical positions?

Mastery of the offense?

Player leadership and team chemistry?

Other teams' talent when we played them?
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Posted: 8/6/2014 9:02 PM

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the first one
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Posted: 8/6/2014 9:04 PM

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Nesbitt

THWG!!!

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Posted: 8/6/2014 9:42 PM

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That's a great question and one I personally would love to hear his response to it.
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Posted: 8/6/2014 10:12 PM

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Well, I'm not really sure. A few bounces or plays here and there and you people ask why the 2008 and 2009 teams didn't perform like guys over last two years. It is what it is. One more score against FSU and we're in the orange bowl again. Any idiot can give 110%. Our guys will need to give 111% every play. Frankly, my standards are so high, I'm the only one that can meet them. Now if you'll find your way out of my office, I've got to get back to stuff and things.
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Posted: 8/6/2014 10:39 PM

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Dodd had it. I don't .  LUCK.wink
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Posted: 8/6/2014 10:54 PM

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Feels like you are trolling here.

It is pretty obviously the overall talent level.  Specifically, GT doesn't have the same # of gamebreakers that it did the first 2 seasons under CPJ.  One legit deep threat at WR and the offense would open up quite a bit.

One really good dline monster like Derrick Morgan would change a lot there as well.

Let's hope that we are pleasantly surprised by seeing some players develop into that.  Lord knows that GT is "due" for some good fortune after this offseason.

 

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Posted: 8/6/2014 11:09 PM

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Talent across the board.
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Posted: 8/6/2014 11:17 PM

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I think it took him a couple years to figure out how to recruit here at GT, and he seems to have changed the type of players he's looking for.  The positive from that is we know he can coach with the right players.  And recruiting seems to be improving a little bit each year.
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Posted: 8/6/2014 11:17 PM

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Talent.
"Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company."
-Mark Twain

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Posted: 8/6/2014 11:25 PM

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No one mentioned other teams learning how to defend Steve.
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Posted: 8/7/2014 2:19 AM

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Ditch Steve. Call it Daryl.
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Posted: 8/7/2014 5:28 AM

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Three defensive coordinators in 7 years....Defense
The inability to win the fourth quarter....Talent/Depth
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Posted: 8/7/2014 8:14 AM

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Well since its an "honest" question and not a "dishonest" question ..... and since you put the question to "et al" ....

Its because there were fewer message board trolls during the first two seasons.

Dangit!!! I took the bait!  Yetman!!!!!!
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Posted: 8/7/2014 8:40 AM

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Protagonist wrote:
Feels like you are trolling here.

Not to pick on you in particular, Protagonist, but due to the definition of "Troll", anybody could call anyone else a troll if they let themselves be upset by anyone else's post, right?  Troll is probably the most overused term on this board.  I agree that anyone who thinks Paul Johnson is doing okay right now and recruiting really well over the past few years would probably be upset by this question.  Personally, I hope he does much better in the future.


In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtrl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord on the Internet by starting arguments or upsetting people,
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Posted: 8/7/2014 9:16 AM

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1 Our 6 best players aren't as good a Thomas, Dwyer, Burnett, Burnett, Howard, and JFN were
2. Neither line of scrimmage is as good
3. JFN converted short yardage situations like clockwork
4. The ACC as a whole has gotten better.
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Posted: 8/7/2014 9:31 AM

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esa20 wrote: 1 Our 6 best players aren't as good a Thomas, Dwyer, Burnett, Burnett, Howard, and JFN were
2. Neither line of scrimmage is as good
3. JFN converted short yardage situations like clockwork
4. The ACC as a whole has gotten better.

Agreed,  ... Other than that Mrs Lincoln, how was the play?
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Posted: 8/7/2014 9:35 AM

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He'd point out how those two seasons were statistical aberrations and then he'd proceed to run down the history of this program.

Then a litany of Hivers would rush to his defense by arguing that Tech sucks and mediocrity is the best thing we can ever achieve.
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Posted: 8/7/2014 10:13 AM

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esa20 wrote: 
3. JFN converted short yardage situations like clockwork
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The legend grows...  tongue

These are all rushing stats only.

2008 3rd and short (1-3 yards):  GT 37 attempts, 22 conversions, 59%

2009 3rd and short (1-3 yards):  GT 67 attempts, 52 conversions, 78%

2010 3rd and short (1-3 yards):  GT 52 attempts, 36 conversions, 69%

2011 3rd and short (1-3 yards):  GT 59 attempts, 47 conversions, 80%

2012 3rd and short (1-3 yards):  GT 67 attempts, 45 conversions, 79%

2013 3rd and short (1-3 yards):  GT 66 attempts, 52 conversions, 79



So in 3rd and short, we have been better than Nesbitt's best year every single year since he left...  noidea


Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
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Posted: 8/7/2014 10:15 AM

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Defense isnt an option?

That is the obvious answer.

Lets see if the stats back me up (looking now):
            

.    offense   defense
.    ppg  ypp  ppg ypp
2008 24.4 6.01 20.3 4.81
2009 33.8 6.16 24.8 6.07
2010 26.0 5.75 25.2 5.66
2011 34.3 6.75 26.1 5.50
2012 33.6 6.16 28.5 5.69
2013 35.1 6.10 22.8 5.52

2009 was are largest turnover margin, positive by more than .5 per game.
Ingredients:  1 oz. perception; 1 lb. obscure.

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