ATLANTA (AP) - One of Paul Johnson's primary messages to his team this week is simple: all is not lost because of two losses.
Back-to-back conference losses to Virginia Tech and Miami have severely threatened the Yellow Jackets' prospects of returning to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game, yet their head coach seemed in no mood to brood Tuesday.
Johnson was surprisingly chipper, saying Georgia Tech (3-2, 0-2) has been undone by a "myriad" of mistakes the past two weeks.
The Yellow Jackets want to avoid their three-game losing streak for what would be a third time in four seasons. Saturday's game at Brigham Young (3-2) may offer special incentive. Johnson says in last year's 41-17 loss to the Cougars that BYU took Georgia Tech "to the woodshed."