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So much for the "mediocre head coach" meme, I'd say. The three ACC Coach of the Year awards new enough to put paid to that, even without the rest.
3 ACC Coach of the Year awards to go along with the only 3 losing seasons at Tech in the last 22 years balances out to....mediocre. And that's with the aid of playing more FCS/IAA schools per season than any other Tech coach.
Spin it how you want to, but 53-53 FBS record over the last 9 seasons is....mediocre.
Johnson only had 3 winning seasons vs FBS teams in the last 9 years. Maybe you are right. He wasn't mediocre.