SPREADING THE PRAISE: North Carolina is expecting to see the Yellow Jackets emphasize the spread option plays that have been Johnson's trademark through his years at Georgia Southern, Navy and Georgia Tech. Johnson is so immersed in the offense he doesn't even hold a list of the plays on the sideline. He's had his playbook memorized for years. "Paul has been running this offense since he was probably in diapers and he knows all the answers," Fedora said. "Whatever you throw at him, he's seen it I promise you. He's going to find a way." Johnson's offense has more yards rushing than any FBS team since he took the Georgia Tech job in 2008. Lee has added more balance with his passing skills. Last week Lee became the first Georgia Tech quarterback since Reggie Ball in 2006 to throw four touchdown passes in a game.
YELLOW JACKETS CAN'T LOOK AHEAD: Georgia Tech is in the middle of an important stretch where it plays three ACC games in 12 days. The Yellow Jackets will have a quick turnaround before playing Virginia Tech at home on Thursday night. "You can't worry about that game," Johnson said. "We are dead-focused on North Carolina. We know it's going to be a tough game and when we finish that game, we'll move on to the next one."