Georgia Tech is still in the market for a new head coach after Paul Johnson’s retirement. Their search may be ending soon though.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, the Yellow Jackets have zeroed in on Temple head coach Geoff Collins, who spent today meeting with Georgia Tech officials.
Per Thamel, things could become official as soon as tonight.
Source: Temple's Geoff Collins has emerged as the leading candidate at Georgia Tech. No offer has been made yet. But he was in Atlanta on Thursday, met with Tech officials and they've indicated he's the favorite. A deal could happen as soon as tonight.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 6, 2018
The 47-year-old Collins is a Conyers, Ga. native and he’s worked at Georgia Tech before. Collins was an grad assistant with the Ramblin’ Wreck from 1999-2001 and served as the program’s recruiting coordinator in 2006.
Collins served as the defensive coordinator at FIU, Mississippi State and Florida before taking the top job at Temple in 2017. He is 15-10 in two seasons in Philly.
Collins’ Owls team went 8-4 this season and qualified for the program’s fourth-straight bowl game. They will face Duke in the Independence Bowl on December 27.
Georgia Tech, meanwhile, went 7-5 in 2018 and will face Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl on December 26.