What happens when a football player has the nerve to speak up about their coach
Posted November 08, 2018 09:06:06The football team of Georgia Bulldogs quarterback JUCO transfer D’Andre Johnson is coming under fire after a tweet that appeared to call out Georgia’s offensive coordinator, Joe Moorhead, on Twitter.
The tweet was shared by a player on the team who went by the name of #Team_Moorhead.
The account was not immediately identified.
Johnson has not responded to multiple requests for comment.
Moorheads response, via Twitter, was more measured and diplomatic.
Johnson’s response was to apologize and delete his account.
Mixed feelingsIn the wake of the tweets, the Bulldogs have begun to address Johnson’s account.
Johnson’s comments came after an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his transition to the NFL.
The paper reported that Johnson was a member of the Georgia Bulldogs football program from 2012-2014.
In an interview before the draft, Johnson had said he was a defensive back and that he was not a defensive lineman.
Moral of the story: If you can’t play defense, don’t talk about your coach.
It’s a no-no.
The Georgia Bulldogs have responded by hiring former Alabama offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to be the new offensive coordinator.
In a statement released Monday, the team said that Johnson’s comments were “offensive and hurtful.”
Moor heads the school’s offensive line, so it’s a safe bet he’ll be making the adjustment.
Johnson, however, will not have to adjust to the new scheme.