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Paul Johnson is either in your head or just very honest.

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Being away from football for a full year has given defensive tackle Jabari Hunt-Days a unique opportunity reinvent himself as both a person and a player, writes the AJC. Hunt-Days, who was an integral part of Tech's defense prior to last season, was forced to sit out the entire 2014 campaign after failing to to keep his performance in the classroom up to NCAA and Georgia Tech standards. After months of speculation regarding his academic standing, it was finally announced last month that he would be able to rejoin the team in time for the start of the 2015 season and likely reclaim his starting position alongside fellow senior Adam Gotsis. The way he responded to the adverse situation he put himself in is admirable and hopefully a preview of how he will handle the upcoming season.

The coming and going of Fan Day and Media Day have fans of Georgia Tech from across the nation waiting anxiously for the season to finally kick off. Fan Day in particular was a massive hit over the weekend, drawing in over 5,000 fans to Bobby Dodd Stadium for a chance to meet the players and coaches in person. To me, that estimate seems just a little bit on the low side -- the line for season ticket holders to get into the stadium was estimated by some to be upwards of a quarter mile long. I also commend the couple who took wedding photos in the stadium while fully dressed. I was wearing a t-shirt and shorts and still nearly melted.

WSB-TV's Zach Klein experienced peak Paul Johnson yesterday when he asked often disagreeable head coach for his impressions of Tech's daily practice. In the video below, Johnson makes his second reference this week to Justin Thomas being "a good player". You have to see it to fully appreciate it.

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Oregon may have taken the biggest uniform-related leap of any football team in history when they teased some glow-in-the-dark uniforms which may or may not ever really exist. The uniforms, which would make for easy success while playing in New Orleans' Superdome, are just the latest in a long line of Nike uniforms which make the Ducks the most unique brand in college football. And I'm no expert, but glow-in-the-dark Old Gold would look pretty cool. Get on that, Russell.

Is Paul Johnson truly unhappy with the team's practice performance or is he just limiting expectations?