Earlier this week, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson announced his intentions to step away from the college game for a while. His retirement from the Yellow Jackets sent shock waves through college football.
Johnson spent 11 seasons as Georgia Tech's head coach, racking up an 82-59 record - including nine bowl appearances. It's unclear if Johnson plans to coach the Yellow Jackets in their bowl game this season.
Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets have opened up their search for a new head coach. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Georgia Tech is bringing in a current NFL offensive coordinator for the first interview.
Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will interview for the job this weekend.
Whisenhunt and Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury played football together at Georgia Tech. It makes sense Stansbury would look to someone he knows well to fill the head coaching position for the Yellow Jackets.
However, Georgia Tech fans are clamoring for a young mind to lead their football program rather than an NFL veteran.