Today’s news needs no introduction: head coach Paul Johnson has retired after more than a decade of coaching football at Tech. Though Johnson will still coach the bowl game, his tenure will end with a minimum of seven wins as Todd Stansbury begins his search for the next head coach to guide Georgia Tech’s storied program.
Of course, the journey to find a new head coach can be an arduous one as the AJC’s Ken Sugiura suggests. There are plenty of strong options out there who would fill Johnson’s shoes in excellent fashion, but the sheer number of landmines — many of which are quite well-hidden — could derail the efforts in a second. At the end of the day, we should all trust Todd Stansbury to make the right decision. His time at Tech has been marked by excellent strategy to this point, and he has given us no reason to question his judgement.
It only seems fitting to sign off with a list of Johnson’s many achievements during his time on the Flats, one that includes the expected amount of rushing records and some impressive win totals as well. The end was controversial, but don’t fool yourself into thinking that Paul Johnson did anything but his best for Tech. Thanks to coach Johnson for a decade of great memories.