Poignant responses on Twitter to Paul Johnson stepping down

November 17, 2018 Atlanta - Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson instructs Georgia Tech running back Nathan Cottrell (31) in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 17, 20. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

November 17, 2018 Atlanta - Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson instructs Georgia Tech running back Nathan Cottrell (31) in the first half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 17, 20. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

As news of Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson’s decision to step down spread Wednesday, the reactions from team members, former team members and colleagues spread quickly on Twitter. Many were poignant salutes of respect and admiration. A sampling:

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