Cook praised coach Paul Johnson for his example, saying that he has “been awesome to me since the day I got back on campus with my interview.” Cook, who served as a graduate assistant at Tech 2001-03, said that he has learned from Johnson not only football and the offensive scheme, but also how he handles different personalities and acts with consistency.
“I’ve taken a lot of those things from him and hope to carry those forward in my career,” he said.
Cook will be with the team through the bowl game before heading to Statesboro.
“I think Bryan’ll do a great job,” said offensive line coach Mike Sewak, who spent 11 years at Georgia Southern as an assistant and head coach. “He works at it. He’s got an understanding. If they let him do what he wants to try to try to accomplish, I think they’ll do a good job and turn that thing around.”