Johnson gets one-year contract extension at Vanderbilt

Updated: August 28, 2003, 9:26 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- BobbyJohnson, who didn't win a Southeastern Conference game in his first season as coach at Vanderbilt, was given a one-year contract extension Thursday.

Terms were not disclosed.Johnson's contract now runs through the 2007 season.

Johnson was 2-10 overall and 0-8 in the SEC last season.

"We are very comfortable here and look forward to a long and successful association," he said in a statement.

Before coming to Vanderbilt,Johnson had a 60-36 record in eight years as head coach at Furman.

Athletic director Todd Turner saidJohnson "is the right man to lead our program and we are enthused about its direction and our future."

Vanderbilt has not had a winning football season in 20 years, and the team has lost 17 straight SEC games.

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