For the second time in as many days, Georgia Tech fans had a bout with abandoned child syndrome, as rumors surfaced that football coach Paul Johnson was unhappy with the school and looking to leave the program. The rumors were brought to light by CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman, who more often than not is reliable in his reports.
Word is #GaTech coach Paul Johnson is not happy with the school. Hopes they buy him out, according to a source.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 3, 2014
However, it became apparent that these rumors were baseless, as Johnson made statements shortly thereafter denying the reports.
.@GTPaulJohnson on @BFeldmanCBS tweet: "The rumors on social media are not true. I plan being head coach at #GaTech into the future."(1/2)— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) January 3, 2014
.@GTPaulJohnson on @BFeldmanCBS tweet: "I look forward to finishing up recruiting and getting ready for the 2014 season." (2/2)— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) January 3, 2014
Paul Johnson denies @BFeldmanCBS tweet to JOL saying he has no idea where Feldman got that information.— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) January 3, 2014
These reports came out less than 24 hours after incumbent starting QB Vad Lee announced his impending transfer, which understandably started to lead to greater concerns for Georgia Tech fans. However, for now, Lee will be the only one of the duo that is departing the school, as Johnson is reportedly excited about the prospects of spring ball.
Paul Johnson was far from upset over Vad Lee news so that would have nothing to do with any of this either. Seemed upbeat and excited.— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) January 3, 2014
When spring practice begins, Johnson will be tasked with coaching and evaluating QB candidates Justin Thomas, Tim Byerly, Ty Griffin, and Matthew Jordan to find out who will replace Lee at the helms of his spread option offense.
Now, please excuse me while I try to go calm down for a little while.
Which made you happier, Jackets fans? Hearing that Johnson was leaving, or hearing that he is staying?