If that is factual, and I have no reason to doubt that it is, that is an amazing statement. It would indicate that Paul Johnson had an interest in being the coach at Georgia Tech for quite a while. Will Muschamp was never "interviewed". Our people talked with his people, briefly, to gauge interest. The West Stands Mafia were very resolute that any Georgia player was never going to be accepted ever again, and the talks were broken off. Muschamp was probably not a good fit for the Tech culture, but he is a good coach, a good recruiter and might have been very successful in the ACC. The Florida job, his first HC job, following Urban Meyer, is a pretty big task playing in the SEC, etc. I still think he will get it done in Gainesville.
GT is NOT a bad job. It's well documented that if a coach succeeds at GT, it usually opens the door to perceived "bigger" jobs (Curry-Alabama, Ross-Chargers, O'Leary-Notre Dame...even Gailey was able to get pro jobs after GT). Even CPJ was in demand after 2008 and2009. GT also has a lot of resources to give coaches, and it's located in hotbed of recruiting. GT is like New York...if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!