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Friday, November 20, 2009
Georgia Tech's Johnson agrees to extension

By Heather Dinich
ESPN.com

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson agreed to a one-year contract extension, which will now carry through the 2016 season, the school announced Friday.

The extension restores the agreement to the 7-year length the school had negotiated with Johnson in December of 2008.

“It goes without saying how much we value what Paul Johnson continues to do for the Georgia Tech program and the energy he has created within the Yellow Jacket family,” athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a prepared statement.

“We remain committed to Paul in every way, and we foresee a long-term relationship with much continued success in the coming years.”

This is a great move by Radakovich, as Johnson is a marketable coach. In just his second season -- after arriving with an entirely new offense and a new defensive coordinator -- Johnson has the Jackets in the ACC championship game. He is 19-5 since taking over in December 2007. His winning percentage at Tech (.792) is the highest in the history of the Yellow Jacket football program.