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Georgia Tech has triple option and singularly skilled QB to run it

Georgia Tech has triple option and singularly skilled QB to run it

The Times' annual college football countdown continues its march toward No. 1 with our pick for No. 15. Picture Paul Johnson in retirement after a great coaching career, wearing a yellow evening jacket while sitting in rocking chair. A stranger walks by to pronounce: "It won't work." What won't work? "Your triple-option offense.…" He's heard that yarn for years. Johnson used the funky option to win two 1-AA national titles at Georgia Southern, and milked it for five straight winning seasons at Navy. Johnson is now entering his eighth season at Georgia Tech, where he has averaged 9.14 wins per year. But after his teams were a...

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