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Johnson accepts offer to become Yellow Jackets coach

Updated: December 8, 2007, 9:27 AM ET
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Navy coach Paul Johnson, who turned one of the country's worst teams into an annual bowl participant, was hired Friday to become Georgia Tech's next football coach.

Johnson, who had a 45-29 record in six seasons at Navy, replaces Chan Gailey, who was fired as Georgia Tech's coach Nov. 26.

"Paul is fixated on what Paul wants to do and that's the next step and new challenges at Georgia Tech," Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said. "We appreciate what Paul has ...

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