Umm...so I didn’t expect to see this when I woke up this morning.
Sources have told me that Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson will retire from coaching. Johnson has been at Georgia Tech since 2008. He compiled a 82-59 record in his 11 years on the job. Georgia Tech will be looking for a new head coach.— BillShanks (@BillShanks) November 28, 2018
With CPJ getting older, I think we all new this was certainly a possibility, but I wasn’t expecting something quite yet.
If you’re wondering who Bill Shanks is, I promise you aren’t alone. He hosts an ESPN radio show based out of Macon and Warner Robbins. That being said, there’s not much more to go on other than this, so we’ll be doing what we can to keep you updated.
For what it’s worth, Jeff Schultz tweeted this out a few minutes ago.
(2) FWIW - I've been efforting an interview with GaTech AD Todd Stansbury last 2 days but he was putting off media accesss until next week. https://t.co/hN1EEoJGVp— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) November 28, 2018
Be sure to check back as we have updates!
UPDATE | 11/28 1:30 p.m.
Well it didn’t take long for another reporter to confirm the rumors.
Paul Johnson is indeed retiring, a source tells me. @TheAthleticATL— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) November 28, 2018
Keep in mind, this is not the first time Paul Johnson was reportedly leaving Georgia Tech.
UPDATE | 11/28, 1:39 p.m.
SB Nation is confirming the initial reports, so it looks like this is happening.
UPDATE | 11/28, 3:35 p.m.
Well, things are official now.
You will be dearly missed, Coach. Best of luck in retirement. Be sure to stay tuned later this week as we keep talking about this.