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Johnson wins ACC coach of the year

For the second consecutive year, Paul Johnson was named the ACC’s coach of the year on Tuesday.

Johnson received 24 of a possible 40 votes from the media. Clemson’s Dabo Swinney finished second with 10 votes.

Georgia Tech is 10-2 this season and will play the Tigers in the ACC championship game at  8 p.m. Saturday in Tampa.

The Yellow Jackets went 9-4 last season, Johnson’s first at Tech.

Tech’s offense this season led the ACC in scoring (35 points per game), total offense (440.5 ypg), rushing offense (305 ypg) and pass efficiency (160.7 rating).

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Johnson says no one from Notre Dame has called

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said no one from Notre Dame has tried to contact him or his lawyer during the past 24 hours.

“Not unless they got me out of watching film, because that’s what I’ve been doing,” Johnson said.

On 790AM this morning, former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville said that Johnson would be the perfect fit for Notre Dame because he likes to run the ball and doesn’t really care what other people think. “He’s right on two things,” Johnson said.

Tuberville then said that the Tech job is better than the job at South Bend, Ind. [Johnson wasn't asked to comment about that statement]

As you may remember, Jeff Schultz asked Johnson about the possibility of coaching the Irish a few weeks ago, and Johnson pretty much dismissed the idea.

Charlie Weis was fired by Notre Dame on Monday.

It should be pointed out that Weis also didn’t care what others thought, and offense wasn’t the issue for Notre Dame. Defense was their biggest issue.

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