Posted March 14, 2013

Simple elegance is an underrated aspect of negative recruiting

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Paul Johnson, Recruiting
"Come to Georgia Tech. It's pretty neat, I guess." -- Paul Johnson's interior monologue, probably (AP)

“Come to Georgia Tech. It’s pretty neat, I guess.” — Paul Johnson’s interior monologue, probably (AP)

The best case against elite college football prospects going to Georgia Tech that we’ve ever heard comes courtesy of … Paul Johnson? As told to the AJC (emphasis ours):

Johnson has heard it all while trying to attract recruits to Georgia Tech since 2007, and offered some candid thoughts on negative recruiting:

“I think a lot of it is out there,” he said. “I don’t hear as much about the (offense or SEC) in negative recruiting as I do ‘Your school is hard, and you don’t have any fun.’

Simple. Direct. To the point. There’s a lot to admire here, from a hater’s standpoint. This reminds us of nothing so much as our college roommate’s endlessly useful, never-fail breakup argument, the Avada Kedavra of coed slams: “Because you smell, and I don’t love you anymore.”

[Via the good Senator.]

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