Brian Johnson says life is treating him well.
He was pleased with the progress of Mississippi State's quarterbacks during spring ball.
He's coaching in the nation's most prestigious conference.
His wife is due soon with a baby girl.
If he harbors sour feelings about his demotions at Utah from offensive coordinator to co-coordinator to quarterbacks coach, he's keeping them to himself.
"It's a business," Johnson said, asked about Dave Christensen's hiring and Johnson's subsequent move to Starkville. Friday's phone conversation was the first time we've been able to connect with him since he left.
"Obviously it's Coach Whittingham's job to do what he feels is best for his program," he said. "He's been like a father to me. He's a guy that I have the utmost respect for in all aspects of life. From the time I was 18 years old to the time I was 26 years old, he's done nothing but have my back."