While many questions surround Georgia Tech and its defense, less surround that of the Ramblin’ Wreck’s offensive prowess. The questions are more about whether the Jackets can maintain the numbers and stellar production generated just a year ago.
With 2010 comes more of Paul Johnson’s recruiting influence, as few remnants of Chan Gailey’s tenure remain with the offense. Gailey's remaining recruits amongst the offensive starters include Nesbitt, Roddy Jones, and Nick Claytor. The other eight positions are all tagged as Paul Johnson recruits. The Jackets are finally being molded in Paul Johnson's image.
Many first thought that Paul Johnson’s offense was "three yards and a cloud of dust," an offense that would be a boring, plodding affair. Two years after CPJ’s arrival on campus, he’s proven it’s anything but. In 2009, the Jackets ranked in the nation's top five in third-down conversion percentage, first downs converted, time of possession, and rushing yards per game. Simply put, it’s an offense built on execution, domination, and wearing down a defense. It's designed to score a touchdown as soon as the defense makes a mistake.