Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"


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CLEMSON -- Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson spoke to reporters on Tuesday and talked about his team's 35-21 loss to #10 Miami and then got a little touchy but brutally honest on the subject of his team's expectations with new athletic director Todd Stansbury.

“No matter what you do — and this is like I tell our team about playing — commitment has to meet expectations,” Johnson said. “You can’t have expectations without commitment. It won’t work. No matter what you do. So if you say you want to be on this level, then you have to be committed to be on that level, and you have to do what those people are doing. Simple as that.”

“I don’t know that anybody gets that. You can ask that about anybody,” Johnson said. “But what I’m saying, you guys look, you don’t have to ask me — Do you think we’ve got the same thing Clemson does?”

Clemson has some of the nicest facilities in college football with their beautiful stadium Death Valley, the added amenities in the West Endzone, and the state of the art Football Operations Facility which is near completion.

“Then how can the expectation be to beat them [Clemson]?” Johnson said.

The Yellow Jackets lost to the Tigers 26-7 two weeks ago in which Clemson's defense manhandled their offense and made them appear comparable to a simple high school wishbone offense.

Johnson continued to plea for his administration to give him the resources to be successful in the newer and tougher ACC conference.

“This is not the old ACC,” Johnson said. “It's like 10, 15, 20 years ago; there might be one ranked team. And now you have six. I mean Every week there’s pretty good teams. People have committed, for whatever reason the other schools have committed to it. To have a good program.”



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FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
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Its called recruiting, genius.
PioneerG
Walt? Is that you that TD'd my post?***
PioneerG
Re: Its called recruiting, genius.
allorangeallthetime52®
I agree to a point
PioneerG
Re: I agree to a point
tigerinaiken®
Re: I agree to a point
PioneerG
Re: I agree to a point
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Its called recruiting, genius.
Dugatiger®
Man, the ATL sports talk is tearing into PJ this morning...***
chamric
Re: Man, the ATL sports talk is tearing into PJ this morning...***
TigerTowner
Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
Tiger_tK
They aren't banging down the doors to play for his D either
IPTAY FAMILY
Man, I could listen to that last part all day***
jbrock11®
Re: Man, I could listen to that last part all day***
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Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
TigerFanClint
^^^You took the words right out of my mouth^^^
mrheyj
Good call Clint***
jtiger1®
Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
wewillROCKyou
Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
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Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
doctorj7034
Chicken or the Egg....
mrheyj
that's right Paul! How can you expect
ClemsonSCTiger
Paul Johnson just set himself up to be fired.
ColumbiaTiger66
Are the fan bases really that different?
IPTAY FAMILY
YES!!! Prodigiously different!
sbrooks®
Re: Are the fan bases really that different?
owensdj
When we play in Atlanta, we take about 35-40%
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Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
Cletiger10
WOW. oh man how great was that last part of the video?***
jtiger1®
This may be the 1st time I've liked what PJ said.***
ColaTownTiger
GT needs all those things PJ said. There are plenty of
Hi Cotton Tiger®
He does have a point boys. I mean if you really truly look
jtiger1®
Sounds kind of like the way Tommy West blasted Memphis,
76er®
Best is the standard.
colberttiger
but more importantly....how does Walt feel about this?***
ctigers90
he is absolutely right... and good coaches change with the
ctigers90
Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
N0VATiger®
I has the confused. I thought he said he could compete with
tigertrain
I'll translate: "What do you want me to do Ron!?"
curubtherock
Sounds to me like Johnson knows he is gone
kgpittm®
Re: Sounds to me like Johnson knows he is gone
WB Go Tigers
LOL***
tigertrain
Re: Yeah he's gone.
Woburn Tiger
Can't argue with PJ or D. Wolken
andylayne
There is truth in what he is saying, but...
Tim317
Re: There is truth in what he is saying, but...
Hice
Sounds awfully familiar to what Danny Ford said.....
cdj001
Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
MaukaTiger®
QBs with good arms and great WRs
FootballFan36
Re: QBs with good arms and great WRs
orangedad®
still was a great one but calvin retired***
henry®
Re: QBs with good arms and great WRs
ClemsonUncle
Re: FB Update: Paul Johnson on Clemson: "how can the expectation be to beat them?"
longtimecoming
Maybe PJ should remind the people at GT he's the only coach
tigerofaiken

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