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    Saturday, December 08, 2007

    Anchors Away For Johnson

    * Navy coach Paul Johnson, who turned one of the country's worst teams into an annual bowl participant, was hired Friday to become Georgia Tech's next football coach. Johnson, who had a 45-29 record in six seasons at Navy, replaces Chan Gailey, who was fired as Georgia Tech's coach Nov. 26.

    * Virginia senior defensive end Chris Long has been named the winner of the 2007 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award. The award is presented by The Hendricks Foundation and named in honor of the former University of Miami three-time All-American and NFL Hall of Famer.

    * Georgia Tech senior Durant Brooks was named the winner of the 2007 Ray Guy Award as the nation's top punter it was announced Thursday at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show at the Atlantic Dance Hall on the Disney Boardwalk. Brooks beat out finalists Kevin Huber from Cincinnati and Toledo's Brett Kern to win the award for the first time. He was also a finalist last season.

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