Georgia Tech's Johnson gets new 7-year contract

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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech first-year coach Paul Johnson has
been given a new 7-year, $17.7 million contract.

The school said Johnson, who led a team picked to finish near
the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference to a 9-3 record and its
first win in eight years over rival Georgia, will receive $2.3
million for 2009, plus incentives.

Johnson was voted ACC Coach of the Year. The Yellow Jackets are
ranked No. 15 in the AP poll and will meet LSU in the Chick-fil-A
Bowl on Dec. 31.

"The future of Georgia Tech football has never been brighter,"
athletic director Dan Radakovich said, "and we are thrilled that
Paul Johnson will be leading our program for a long time."