Thursday night we were joined by long-time college football coach in the state, and good friend, Ellis Johnson.
Johnson most recently was the defensive coordinator at Auburn in 2014, but is playing the role of spectator and fan for the upcoming season.
Johnson has notably been the defensive coordinator at USC from 2008-2011, held the same position at Clemson for a couple of seasons in the mid-90’s, and was also the head coach at The Citadel in the early 2000’s.
Tonight we discussed his future in the profession, and where he’d like to go from here. He provided us with a timetable for his career, and told us he’d consider many options at the college and NFL level.
He’s planning to move back to Columbia from Auburn once his kid’s schoolwork has completed for the year.
We never let coach get away without simply talking the game with us as well.