Johnson says he considered leaving Ga. Tech in 2016
Paul Johnson revealed Thursday he considered stepping down as Georgia Tech’s coach two years ago, before finalizing his decision this week.
Johnson, 61, said he thought about leaving before athletic director Todd Stansbury was hired in 2016. He said his job had become “drudgery” under former athletic director Mike Bobinski.
When Georgia Tech had a slow start this season, Johnson again began thinking about departing.
Johnson will stay on through Georgia Tech’s bowl game.
Texas Tech: Matt Wells was hired as the team’s new football coach after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater. Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, who are 10-2 this year and headed to their fifth bowl in that span.
Wells, 45, replaces Kliff Kingsbury, the former Texas Tech quarterback who was fired after his third straight losing season and a 35-40 overall record in six seasons as head coach.
Texas Tech said Wells is bringing offensive coordinator David Yost and defensive coordinator Keith Patterson with him from Utah State.