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Paul Johnson retires

It seems that the era of Paul Johnson in Georgia Tech is over.

The head coach of football is retiring, writes The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Johnson's decision to retire came as a surprise at the end of his 11th season at Tech and his 40th in coaching. The yellow jackets finished the regular season at 7-5, winning four of the last five games.

Johnson's era at Tech ends with a record of 83-59, the longest power and most victories for the head coach at school after coach Bobby Dodd leaves.

Under Johnson, jackets reached heights that had rarely changed since Dodd left at the end of the 1966 season.

Tech won the 2009 ACC Championship — only the third in the school’s history — and finished eighth in the country in 2014 with a team that won 11 games, defeating Virginia Tech, Miami, Clemson, Georgia and Mississippi. In 2008, in his first season at Tech, jackets finished a seven-time losing game against Georgia, and then led Jackets to victories in Athens in 2014 and 2016.

Two performances of the Orange Bowl team at the end of the 2009 and 2014 seasons were the only performances of the jacket with a large share from Dodd.

He did this with a resentment of the opponent, which was ridiculed by many, but crippled opponents, and folded points and yards.


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