10 finest candidates to interchange Paul Johnson at Georgia Tech | NCAA Soccer


Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson stepped down on Wednesday after 11 seasons with the Yellow Jackets.  

He compiled an 82-59 file since 2008, and that included 4 ACC Coastal Division championships and an ACC championship in 2009. Georgia Tech, nevertheless, slipped to 21-15 the final three seasons.

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Now, the Yellow Jackets have three inquiries to ask as they rent a brand new coach. Do they wish to proceed utilizing the triple choice? Who’s the perfect match to problem within the ACC? Who’s the perfect match to problem in-state rival Georgia? This job may entice a large number of various kinds because of this.  

Listed here are 10 doable candidates to regulate:

Mike Norvell, Memphis

Norvell is an efficient match. He’s 26-12 with the Tigers, has developed All-American skill-position gamers and runs an offense that will excite Georgia Tech followers. He has Memphis again within the American Athletic Convention championship, too.

Scott Satterfield, Appalachian State

We’re shocked Satterfield didn’t get extra run with the North Carolina job, and this might be an opportunity to maneuver up after compiling a 50-24 file with Appalachian State. Satterfield is younger, profitable and runs an thrilling offense. This could be a very good step up.

Neal Brown, Troy

Brown is 30-Eight the final three years at Troy, and he has led the Trojans to some big-time upsets alongside the best way (LSU in 2017, Nebraska in 2018). He has been affected person earlier than taking the following step up, and that is the kind of job the place he can have success. What coach doesn’t wish to recruit with Atlanta as the primary recruiting hub?

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Mel Tucker, Georgia

This could be a daring transfer to go after Georgia’s defensive coordinator, however Tucker is aware of the world and appears prepared for that first head teaching job. Georgia Tech has employed coaches with NFL backgrounds previously, and Tucker matches that description. It’s one to get after the Bulldogs.

Invoice Clark, UAB

Clark has Alabama roots, however it’s unattainable to not acknowledge the job he’s completed with UAB the final two seasons, given the circumstances wherein this system returned to the FBS. He’s 23-14 in UAB’s final three seasons.

Chad Lunsford, Georgia Southern

If the Yellow Jackets wish to stick to choice strategy, then Lunsford can be an fascinating rent. He’s a Georgia native and has led the Eagles to a 9-Three season in his second season. He may preserve good relationships with the highschool coaches within the space, however is he the suitable match?

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Tosh Lupoi, Alabama

Would Georgia Tech be keen to tug yet one more assistant off the Nick Saban tree? Lupoi has been a defensive assistant with the Crimson Tide since 2014, and he can be an fascinating foil on the recruiting path to Good, who has dominated in-state recruiting.

Kliff Kingsbury

The previous Texas Tech coach seems to be in excessive demand, however a philosophical change of this magnitude on offense would take at the least two to a few years to materialize. Kingsbury is a vibrant offensive thoughts, however his subsequent step is likely to be as a coordinator within the FBS – and even the NFL.

Tony Elliott, Clemson 

Elliott can be powerful to pry away from an ACC rival in Clemson, however he is due for a head teaching job and the Yellow Jackets ought to be . Elliott would assist make a simple transition throughout the convention in recruiting circles. 

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Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic

Lane within the ATL? The headlines can be super, and he was the offensive coordinator at Alabama underneath Saban earlier than main FAU to a Convention USA championship in 12 months 1. The Owls regressed to a 5-7 workforce, nevertheless. This could be a step up, and Kiffin is a vibrant offensive thoughts. However is he match for this sort of rebuild?

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