Didn't see this posted elsewhere, but Virginia Tech just hired former assistant James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg.
It was Johnson's recent departure for Clemson that seemed to be the final straw in Weaver's decision to fire Greenberg. Apparently, the VPI AD thinks a lot of Johnson -- it remainds me of the early 1980s when Tim Butters fired Duke football coach Red Wilson after back-to-back 6-5 seasons ... because he thought offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier was the brains behind that success and when Spurrier left, he through the program would collapse. As it turned out, Spurrier WAS the brains behind Wilson's success and until he returned in the late '80s, the program floundered.
Two other points: (1) Getting Johnson back may help the Hokies avoid transfers -- including their top recruit, Harrell. The 6-7 post player blew up in postseason and is now regarded as MUCH better than his top 75 ranking. (2) Losing Johnson has got to be a blow to Brownell at Clemson. The guy is doing a great coaching job there, but he's doing a terrible job recruiting. My understanding is that Johnson was brought in to correct that. Losing him now -- in the middle of a key avaluatioon period -- and leaving Clemson short a recruiter has to hurt.
The Harrell situation will be interesting in the next week or two.
"With seven national titles and 20 Final Fours in the 64-team NCAA Tournament era, Duke and UNC have had more playoff success than any other CONFERENCE." - Al Featherston
I went to High School with James and played with him for one year on our High School Varsity Team. I'm tremendously excited for him, as he will represent Virginia Tech and the ACC well. He's a solid recruiter, has been around the game as a top assistant for many years, and is just a great guy in general. I wish him the best of luck (except for the games against Duke).
Looks like he coached under Jeff Capel (the dad) at ODU.
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