Bobby Johnson
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"Robert Alan Johnson" is an American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head football coach at Vanderbilt University, a position he held from the 2002 season until his retirement in 2010.

In December 2001, Johnson became the Commodores' head coach, after leading Furman University to the NCAA Division I Football Championship/Division I-AA national championship game. He coached the Paladins between 1994–2001, leading the team to a 60–36 overall record during his eight years. Prior to his hiring at Furman, Johnson was also the defensive coordinator for the Clemson Tigers football/Clemson Tigers. In 2008, Johnson led Vanderbilt to its first winning season since 1982. His team went 7–6 with a 16–14 win over 2008 Boston College Eagles football team/Boston College in the 2008 Music City Bowl/Music City Bowl, Vanderbilt's first Bowl game/bowl victory since 1955 and only their second in school history at the time.

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But in the overall scheme of things, we wouldn't be too far past what we are right now.

It wasn't like I said, 'Oh yeah, you guys want me? I'm coming,' ... I look back at it, the staff we were replacing was let go during the season so recruiting was going to be an issue. We knew there were going to be multiple problems.

I'm not coaching and trying to win to keep my job, ... I coach for my players and my coaches and for the fans to have success. Someone is going to have success at Vanderbilt. I hope it's me and this staff. This staff has worked extremely hard. But if it's not, I don't coach out of fear of losing my job.

He can do some Superman stuff. I'd like to see it.

It was a wholesale change, ... There's no simple answer. It's everything, recruiting, player development. The process is ongoing.

I'm going to work as hard as I can, our staff is going to work as hard as they can, ... We'll take suggestions. The people who call you idiots and all that stuff, that's not going to make me change anything. They can do that all they want because it's not going to affect the way we go about doing our jobs.

You prepared all week for this and then you lost that opportunity forever.

We're trying to give them all of the moral support we can.

I get into the car and hear one commercial and that's all.