Blzbba wrote:Ga Tech DEFINITELY fits in here.
From watching horrific play-calling (why does an option team throw a bomb on 3rd and 1????) to watching yet-another completely disinterested team play with zero inspiration whatsoever....Paul Johnson is..AT BEST...a glorified high school coach. His offense sucks, everyone has it figured out, and he is completely unable to "coach up" this team.
FIRE PAUL JOHNSON. NOW. Thanks 100% to him, the season is over in week 2. I see no reason to pay any more attention to this boring-rump dismal bunch of losers coached by an even bigger loser.
I think you're being a bit harsh and irrational after losing to a sorry Kansas team. Doesn't the loss fall mostly on the defense? A d2 school gave up 3 points - you gave up 25 more and displayed some horrible tackling on that WR screen TD. Paul Johnson's offense has always been effective, and coaching circles adore the guy. Maybe he has a ceiling he's already reached - but is Ga Tech's ceiling really any higher? It's not like another Calvin Johnson is committing anytime soon.
If you're right and this is the highest 'ceiling' he can attain, then all the more reason to cut our losses now and get a coach in who can:
- install a real, non-HS offense
- actually motivate players
Dating to 2009, we haven't beaten a team worth a crap in almost a year now. Take away the Clemson ACC Champ. game (Clemson sucks) and you gotta go back to late October of 2009 for the last time we beat a 1-A team. We got embarrassed in the Orange Bowl and lost at home to the worst UGA team I've seen in my 25+ years as a GT fan. Every decent team we face knows how to shut-down the wishbone. It's a dead offense and he's coaching a dead team as long as he runs it. See: Today's game. Even lowly Kansas shut that crap down. I pointed this exact phenomena out last year vs Miami and it's still true a year later.
Johnson's response to this will likely be to rush 50 more times next week for 300 yards....and then try to throw to convert a 3rd and 1 late in the game. Good play-call, coach.
PS: I know he's not going anywhere and will be at GT for another 3-5 years. That's 3-5 years of 6 win seasons, Independence bowl losses, and 3-5 more losses to UGA. If a team like Boise St can be in the BCS conversation, so can GT (esp. since our conference is the nation's weakest...yet we get a gift BCS invite for winning it).