Still, Johnson said he’s continuing to learn to recognize defenses and put the offensive line in the right protection.
“Coach (Patenaude) is really doing a lot of stuff different, which is cool, but just listening to coach, whatever he tells us to do, we’re just going to do it,” Johnson said.
Tech’s first game is 16 days from Tuesday, at defending national champion Clemson. Johnson likely will take the first snap. It’s a long way from season-ending surgery and an uncertain career path.
“I feel like coach P’s going to put us in the best position to win a game,” Johnson said. “If it’s running the ball, that’s fine. He’s been doing this for a long time, and he’s had a lot of success doing it. So I’m just really trusting the process and whatever he wants, that’s what we’re going to do.”