Paul Johnson Picked As ACC Coach Of The Year

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008. (AP) -- Georgia Tech's Paul Johnson is the Atlantic Coast Conference coach of the year after guiding the Yellow Jackets to nine regular-season victories.

Johnson earned 46 of a possible 67 votes Tuesday from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Boston College's Jeff Jagodzinski was second with 12 votes, followed by Duke's David Cutcliffe. Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, North Carolina's Butch Davis and North Carolina State's Tom O'Brien also earned votes.

The Yellow Jackets (9-3, 5-3 ACC) were picked to finish fourth in the league's Coastal Division. But the team picked up Johnson's triple-option offense and ran it well enough to join Florida State as the only league teams not to lose consecutive games all year.

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