There was the smirk. It always seems to be lurking somewhere near Paul Johnson’s lips.
It’s a confidence that shows. What coach doesn’t believe he can beat the world? The world, in this case, was big-time, major-college football. The perception was that Johnson was coming from Navy to install a novelty offense when he arrived at Georgia Tech.
Johnson hated that perception because his offense wasn’t a novelty and he was confident it would work. Really confident.
Never mind the comments behind his back. Johnson’s new players were questioning his triple option in public.
“We’re going to hope that coach does not do all that much running,” said James Johnson, 2007’s leading returning receiver. “We just hope he’s saying all that to trick people.”