Paul Johnson Hits It Hard, But Real

Posted by Zachary Osterman on September-23-2009 Add Comments

(Paul Johnson got the engineers at Tech to whip him up his own straight-talk express)

Paul Johnson is an anomaly, at least as a college football coach.

He runs the triple option. He's had protracted success in the last 35 years at a service academy. Most refreshing, however, he tells it straight.

Most of your college coaches will talk tough about opponents, or opposing coaches, or the latest scandal within which they might find themselves embroiled.

But rarely will you ever find coaches who give you straight talk—or something resembling straight talk—when it comes to the current state of their team, players or coaches.

Most will give evasive and/or non-descript answers like "We're ...

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