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

Georgia Tech ranked 11th in ACC preseason power rankings 

Georgia Tech landed the No. 11 spot in ESPN’s ACC preseason power rankings. 

The Yellow Jackets went 4-4 last season in the ACC, losing to Miami, Clemson, Virginia, and Duke. 

“On paper, the Jackets should be better this year, with TaQuon Marshall and KirVonte Benson primed to have even bigger seasons, and a more experienced offensive line ready to lead the way,” ESPN writers  Andrea Adelson and David M. Hale wrote.  “The schedule is difficult, and one reason why it's hard to project just how good this team can be in 2018.”

The Yellow Jackets open up against Alcorn State on September 1 at 12:30 p.m. 

Here is ESPN’s ACC preseason power rankings: 

1. Clemson

2. Miami

3. FSU

4. Boston College

5. Virginia Tech

6. NC State

7. Louisville

8. Wake Forest 

9. Pittsburgh

10. Duke

11. Georgia Tech

12. UNC

13. Syracuse

14. Virginia 

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