Published: Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, August 1, 2002 at 12:00 a.m.
Coming from one of Division I-AA's toughest conferences and a university with tough academic standards, Bobby Johnson should feel right at home as Vanderbilt's new coach.
"I thought it was a very similar situation," said Johnson, who led Furman to the national finals last season. "I've always had a curiosity about, can our formula work at a Division I-A situation, and I think it can.
The question he'll face early in preseason practices is who will replace quarterback Greg Zolman. Junior Benji Walker and redshirt freshman Jay Cutler, both 6-foot-4, are vying for the job. Johnson said he hopes to choose a starter for the opener at Georgia Tech after the first scrimmage Aug. 17.
- The Associated Press NYT Regional Newspapers Vanderbilt's head coach Bobby Johnson.

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