Doug Robinson: Utah Utes football: 'The Kid' Brian Johnson is at the controls of Utes' offense

Published: Saturday, July 28 2012 9:53 p.m. MDT

Godfrey, who remains close to the game through a professional training service he offers for aspiring football players, believes Johnson's promotion will pay off in many ways. "It makes sense when you think of all the things he brings to the program," he says. "He relates well to the guys because of his race and his youth. That will help in recruiting. He'll know how to teach and talk to them. And the way he sees things on the field is unbelievable. It all translates into a great OC."

Johnson, who married earlier this summer, concludes an interview by saying, "I'm obviously blessed to be in this position. I realize that every day. There's not a day that goes by that I'm not thankful for the blessings that have been given me.

"But I don't dwell on it. In this profession, nothing is guaranteed forever. I learned that from Whit. You can always get better. I'm constantly evaluating myself and trying to get better. To this point things have been good, but if you get lax in preparation or focus in any area of your life, it can all change."


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