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ESPN Insider Names 2 New Candidates For Georgia Tech Job

Paul Johnson leading his Georgia Tech football team onto the field.

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 4: Head Coach Paul Johnson of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets leads his team on to the field before the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Georgia Tech is one Power 5 program with a coaching vacancy right now after Paul Johnson announced yesterday that he was stepping down after 11 seasons at the helm.

With Johnson out, Georgia Tech has a choice to make. Hire one of the few coaches who runs Johnson's preferred offense (the triple option) to ensure a smooth transition, or finally use this time to make a clean break from the scheme.

If you do the latter, it might make for an ugly adjustment period, but it should be better for the program in the long run. It looks like that is the direction Georgia Tech will go in.

According to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, two coaches the Yellow Jackets are reportedly considering are not option head coaches. They are Temple's Geoff Collins and UAB's Bill Clark.

Clark has led UAB to a 23-14 record in the three seasons since the program was reinstated. His team is also headed toward a second-straight bowl game.

Collins is 15-10 in two seasons at Temple. He too is about to head to a bowl game for the second year in a row.

Led by Johnson, Georgia Tech finished the 2018 regular season with a 7-5 record. They are awaiting their bowl destination.