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Vanderbilt gives football coach extension

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Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - has given head football coach a one-year contract extension through the 2007 season. Financial terms were not disclosed. "We are excited to make known that coach Johnson has earned this extension," said athletic director Todd Turner. "We believe he is the right man to lead our program and are enthused about its direction and our future."

Johnson guided to a 2-10 record last season, including an 0-8 mark in the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores have not had a winning season since 1982 and have lost 17 consecutive SEC games.

"I appreciate the opportunity has given me and my staff," Johnson said. "We are very comfortable here and look forward to a long and successful association."

Johnson spent eight years at Division I-AA Furman before taking over at . He posted a record of 60-36 at Furman and led the Paladins to the I-AA championship game in his final season.

opens the 2003 season at home on August 30 against Ole Miss.
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