Paul Johnson once faced Jim Tressel in a national championship game. What were the teams and what was the result? Find out after the jump.
Johnson and Tressel coached against each other in the 1999 NCAA Div-I championship. Tressel coached Youngstown State, while Johnson coached Georgia Southern. The result?
In that game, Youngstown State tried to defend Johnson’s flexbone by relying on his secondary to rotate over to defend the quarterback and pitch in the triple-option. This sort of thing seems appealing and strategically sound, but is very difficult; much of GSU’s yardage came on the pitch.