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Wednesday News and Notes: Bobby Johnson Retires and More

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Big news today, folks: Vandy's Bobby Johnson, notable for his Spurrier-killing ways, is retiring. Johnson's stated reasons are personal, so I'm assuming he's doing it to enjoy his hard-earned money spending time with his family. Vandy's respected assistant head and offensive-line coach Robbie Caldwell will take over for the time being as Vandy's head coach.

Frankly, as a Carolina fan, I can't say I'm too sad to see Johnson go. He's a great coach, and while I liked having a high-character guy like him representing the conference, I'm also a little tired of our struggles with the Commodores. If they could go back to being a doormat, I'd be fine with that; we really have enough trouble to deal with as it is.

That's not to say, though, that they will go back to being a doormat. Johnson leaves a good interim staff in place. It's a group that has had a lot of say in how things have been run in Nashville, so it's not like we'll necessarily be seeing a profoundly different team. Moreover, Vandy has plenty of options for hiring a coach that could keep the program on the up-and-up.

Some headlines on Johnson, which include some thoughts on possible replacements:

The Post and Courier - Reports say Vanderbilt coach Johnson has resigned - Charleston SC - postandcourier.com

Robbie Caldwell's First Order of Business as Interim Head Coach: Reinstating Profanities - Anchor Of Gold

Bobby Johnson Retires: Answers to Your Questions - Team Speed Kills

Some other news of note:

Update: Golson plans to attend prep school | GoGamecocks. This is fantastic news. First of all, we'll now hopefully get Golson. Second of all, he won't end up playing against us as an Arkansas Razorback.

Will Gamecocks Basketball Star Sam Muldrow Redshirt?--Leftover Hot Dog

Trial date set in 2008 beating case | GoGamecocks