Of course he was roundly criticized by many of his hokie mates. They refused to let him use that one tooth they share on date night aka the family reunion.Ask yourself this: If Georgia Tech was using illegal blocking now would Bud Foster stand quietly by and watch?
Of course not. It's is just a figment of your imagination. Bud and Frank would be jumping up and down.
You're still obsessing over something Paul Johnson tried for a couple of games during his first year in the ACC. The refs allowed his team to brush block and cut thinking it was legal. Frank Beamer, having served as the chairman of the NCAA rules committee, knew it wasn't so he sent tape to the ACC Director of Officials. The refs were instructed that what Georgia Tech was doing was illegal so they had to change. They did and Frank hasn't complained since that first game.
Georgia Tech and any other school that runs the option uses cut blocking. It's a perfectly legal technique. They do not get called for any more chop block penalties than any other school.