Georgia Tech fans may have noticed a strange and new presence on Twitter over the past few weeks. Yellow Jackets head coach Paul Johnson started tweeting back on Feb. 26, and said he's picking up Twitter as a way to control what people say about the program:
"The media has an image of you, and they want to portray that image – so that’s what they are going to portray," Johnson said. "They paint you a certain way, and that’s the way they want to portray you. I’ve never worried much about it, because the people I know, (they) know me. But Twitter gives you a chance to control your message a little bit."
Johnson is perceived to be, well, a bit rough around the edges, so it may begin to help if he keeps tweeting that he's excited/happy about things. Also, this:
Doing my part to keep our DBs reflexes sharp... twitter.com/GTPaulJohnson/…— Paul Johnson (@GTPaulJohnson) March 4, 2013
The recent embrace of social media is a bit of an about-face for Johnson, who just a year ago said that he didn't see the point of it. He also banned his own team from using Twitter during the 2012 season.