Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Newland, North Carolina. Johnson was hired and introduced Dec. 7, 2007 as Tech's 12th football coach, beginning with John Heisman in 1904. Tech defeated Jacksonville State 41-14 on Aug. 28, 2008, in Johnson's debut as Yellow Jackets coach. Johnson's Georgia Southern teams won Division I-AA (now FCS) national championships in 1999 and 2000. Johnson coached six seasons at Navy and was 43-19 over the final five, after a 2-10 first season. Jo

Paul Johnson gives injury update for Virginia Tech game

A day before his team’s matchup with Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said Wednesday that he’ll have his full complement of players available. On Monday, Johnson expressed concern that some players might not be available for the game.

“It was cleared up earlier in the week,” Johnson said. “I think that everybody’s available to play. I can’t think of anybody who’s out.”

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For Tech’s most recent game, against Duke on Oct. 13, wide receiver Jalen Camp (lower-body injury) and offensive tackle Andrew Marshall (upper-body injury) did not play, and quarterback TaQuon Marshall (upper-body injury) Camp’s replacement Stephen Dolphus (upper-body injury) and inside linebacker David Curry (concussion) left the game and did not return.

Asked if Marshall would start, Johnson replied, “I don’t know. Why wouldn’t he?”

Told that there were indications that backup Tobias Oliver might start, Johnson replied, “You know what? My dad used to tell me: Be careful. Don’t believe anything you hear and half of what you see, and you might be all right.”

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