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Report: Geoff Collins is lead candidate for Georgia Tech teaching job

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There’s a sturdy chance that the Temple Owls can be in search of a brand new soccer coach this offseason. In response to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports activities, Temple head coach Geoff Collins has emerged as a number one candidate to develop into the subsequent head coach at Georgia Tech.

Thamel additionally added in his report {that a} deal between Collins and Georgia Tech could possibly be accomplished by Friday. OwlsDaily, part of the 247 Sports activities Community, reported that Collins met with Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury on Wednesday to debate the top teaching emptiness. 

Along with these experiences, ESPN’s Adam Schefter talked about on Thursday night that Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt has taken his title out of consideration for the job. Earlier than Collins joined the fray, it appeared like Whisenhunt was the highest candidate to exchange Paul Johnson, who not too long ago retired.

Nonetheless, if Collins does settle for the job to develop into Tech’s new coach, will probably be the second time in three years that Temple has misplaced a head coach to a Energy 5 faculty. The primary time was Matt Rhule, who spent 4 seasons at Temple and was employed by Baylor College to develop into their head coach on Dec. 7, 2016.

In solely his second season on the helm, Collins has a file of 15-10, whereas main the Owls to back-to-back bowl sport appearances, selecting up the place Rhule left off.

This season, the Owls received off to a tough 0-2 begin, dropping video games to each Villanova and the College Buffalo however ultimately discovered their footing. Temple ultimately received eight of their subsequent ten video games, ending with a file of 8-Four and second within the AAC East behind No. Eight ranked UCF.

It doesn’t come as a shock to see the Yellow Jackets considering Collins as he has some historical past with the college. The 47-year-old head coach is from Conyers, Georgia and spent two years (1999-2001) as a graduate assistant and a season (2006) as a recruiting coordinator at Georgia Tech.

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