ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Johnson is the new football coach at Georgia
Tech, leaving Navy after one of the most successful runs in the
Johnson replaces Chan Gailey who was fired after a 7-and-5
season that included a sixth straight loss to Georgia.
Johnson has unprecedented success against Navy's arch rival,
beating Army six straight times. He guided the Midshipmen to a
45-and-29 record in six seasons and took Navy to a record five
straight bowl games.
Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich says Johnson
signed a "memorandum of understanding" for a seven-year contract
worth more than 11 million dollars.
Johnson will not coach Navy in the December 20th Poinsettia Bowl
against San Diego. He has also decided not to interfere with
Georgia Tech interim coach Jon Tenuta who's getting the Yellow
Jackets ready for the December 31st Humanitarian Bowl.