And, verily, there was much rejoicing.

Georgia Tech is signing up for two more years with the genius.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson has received one more confirmation of support from athletic director Todd Stansbury, and it’s a little more affirming than a short note left in his office mail slot. While Tech faltered this past season with a 5-6 record, Johnson has agreed in principle on a two-year contract extension, Johnson’s attorney Jack Reale said Thursday.

“I think you can quote me on saying that we’re in the process of negotiating an extension on Coach’s contract and that negotiations are going well and we expect things to be concluded shortly,” Reale told the AJC.

Discussions are to the point that Reale said he was waiting for a draft of the agreement terms.

The extension will now carry the contract through the 2022 season, which would be his 15th at Tech, when he will be 65.
That sound you hear is the Georgia recruiting staff high-fiving each other.
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26 responses to “And, verily, there was much rejoicing.

  1. Russ

    I think Tech is accepting that they are now competing with Georgia State for relevance. Only 7 more wins to go.

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    • atlasshrugged55

      They hit that spot due to the reality that they can’t pay both his buyout & a new coach given current market conditions. This year was a financial boon for them w/ us on their home schedule & getting the soccer games at Mark Richt Field due to delays w/ MB Stadium. 2018 won’t be so nice.

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  2. Bulldog Joe

    Is it me, or does it seem every time Georgia loses a game, they add more years to that sumbitch’s contract?

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  3. MillDawg

    Bless their hearts

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  4. Wow … they are driving their program right into the depths of oblivion.

    Dawgs, there is no reason that the Drought shouldn’t be thrown on the ash heap of history now.

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  5. DC Weez

    I really don’t get it. I like it but I don’t get it.

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  6. c

    Johnson’s agent: “Okay, we agree to the lowered rate of 500k.”

    Tech: “Too late. It’s now down to 250k”.

    Agent: “Okay, now we will negotiate for other than salary.”

    Tech: “Too late. We have dropped the offer again.”

    Agent: ” This isn’t what we usually call ‘negotiation’.”

    Tech: “That’s because he isn’t what is usually called a cfb coach. He’s a fry cook.”

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  7. Bright Idea

    And Stingtalk said …………..?

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  8. OurADisaGlorifiedAccountant

    Tech will one day hire an AD who doesn’t have the default mindset to surrender. That won’t think winning is impossible there. And when they pair that guy up with a good coach which will eventually happen they will win.

    O’Leary won because he had assistants like Fridge, OBrien, Marrone, Roof, David Kelly, Lance Thompson, etc. they ended up being guys (not all but several) who coached in Super Bowls and national titles. They coached colleges as HCs. And they were very good recruiters. And George wxpdftdd a lot of them.

    And their admin Obviously helped them out.

    They could win again. Not at our level. But certainly at a consistently 8-9 a year level with better 10+ win years. But they don’t have the ambition.

    Their prior ADs, Gailey and Pj have put all that vision in the rear view mirror much to our benefit.

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    • I am really surprised they haven’t thought about bringing Thompson back. Guy’s a helluva recruiter.

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      • Macallanlover

        Good luck with attracting talent to the level FishFry has driven this program. Castaways are all they sign these days. No one should use Jimbo as the most over compensated coach in football when Tek bellies up for more with this prick.

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  9. Red Cup

    Once CPJ is gone they are going to have fun trying to field a competitive team with no tight ends and a defensive line smaller than many high schools. Unless of course they hire a service academy coach or KSU’s coach and continue to run the triple option.

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  10. PTC DAWG

    You are right, having CPJ there is a boon for our recruiting.,

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  11. I feel for Florida, Texas and the California schools. It must be awful having other Power 5 programs to fight for all those blue chip recruits. The NCAA should really look into promoting equal opportunity Fish Frying, because it would be awful if Georgia stole all the ‘cruits. If they keep up the good work, I really believe that sun belt dream is closer than their fans think.

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    • Macallanlover

      You must be kidding, Georgia is every bit as competitive with several programs closer to athletes than Athens is. Tek has not been a factor against UGA for decades, maybe 1-2 players in the past half dozen years is what I can recall. No one but Calvin Johnson was of significance.

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      • Irwin R. Fletcher

        The recruiting battle for Calvin Johnson was almost 15 years ago.

        The problem Tech has is that the Athletic Department has taken on the personality of the students/alumni. Blinding, ignorant pride that you are so smart and so special that you’ll always be able to find a way to do something different and smarter than those other schools…you know, rather than having to compete with those who aren’t as special as you.

        They press on in the unwavering belief that the holy grail exists…the holy grail being that coach that will let them not only win championships but hold it over the rest of college athletics that they did it a way that only Tech could….if it wasn’t so funny, it would be really sad.

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  12. 79DawgatWork

    Can’t believe anyone hasn’t said it yet, but this is Chantastic news!

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  13. cigarstock

    Mr. Bean and CPJ separated at birth!!

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  14. AusDawg85

    Let’s celebrate with a punch to the face!

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  15. Tronan

    As other commenters have noted, it’s amazing that GT administration accepts this kind of irrelevance. Sure, turning the program around after Man Boobs leaves or is fired is going to result in a couple of years of real pain, but it’d be the best for them in the long run. Not that I want what’s best for them. I’m just gobsmacked that what seems so obvious is something they won’t do.

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  16. Athens Dog

    Yes I have tech friends. They are horrified.

    I’m content.

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  17. Mayor

    For guys who think they are so smart the Techsters sure are stupid.

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  18. rchris

    They’re going thru the “2022 season, which would be his 15th”. Holy moly! CPJ lasting as long at Tech as Richt at UGA. Whooda thunk it?

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