Man... I just knew Coach Paul Johnson was going to ruin my afternoon. North Avenue Trade School was up 24-10 going into the 4th quarter, and everyone knows CPJ is 10-2 when leading in the 4th. Hell, with a 2 TD lead, an offense as explosive as Johnson's can basically just move the ball for 1 or 2 first downs and drown the clock. But, not yesterday!
I don't really consider myself too superstitious. As a coach, I find myself feeling like I really can only control what I can control, so outside "voodoo" or "joojoo" doesn't effect me - EXCEPT when it comes to the Dawgs. I am always finding myself looking for omens or signs from above that may give us insight as to how the Dawgs will play that day.
This weekend, I had an eerie story that I just had to share with you all.
On Saturday, Georgia once again proved why they are considered the premier team in the state of Georgia by beating their arch rival, Georgia Tech, by a score of 31-17. To be honest, the game was never in doubt and Georgia rolled in all phases of the game.
After winning 9 out of the last 10 games between the two schools, you would think Georgia's idea of Georgia Tech being a big rivalry would have diminished a little - that is definitely not the case. When these two teams take the field, you will see two football programs, separated by 60 miles, that cannot stand one another.
Growing up in Savannah, Georgia, Paul Johnson was some sort of legend because he won some second-rate National Championships at Georgia Southern (just kidding GSU fans).
The reason Johnson became so popular at Southern and, later, at Navy and GT is because of the success he has had running a very unique offense - the flex bone offense. Typically, you see high schools and small colleges running these offenses because the offense covers up a talent gap by making defenses play perfect.
Growing up in Savannah, Georgia Tech was hardly ever mentioned as Georgia's "rival." Sure, it was the annual game between the state's top two schools, but, Georgia Tech... a rival? The majority of my life, and all through my college career, we hardly ever lost to GT. Hell, between the time I graduated college and the time I graduated from UGA and went into grad school in Athens... we NEVER lost to Georgia Tech.