Jeff Collins had everything: money, future andat the Georgia Institute of Technology. An avid Star Wars fan, he planned to use recruiting in the Atlanta area for the little old Georgia Tech. That’s just … none of this worked. Instead, the Yellow Vests failed after the departure of the 11-year-old stalwart Paul Johnson, and dropping the triple option was only the least of Collins’ problems as he tried to change the program.
There was a time when Georgia Tech was considered a prime expansion territory for the Big Ten. Not anymore. GT became hit and miss on offense, Collins never delivered on a promise he made as defensive coordinator at Mississippi State and Florida, and after starting 1-3 in his fourth season (10-28 overall) with no more than three wins in his previous campaigns. , He received showed the door.
Let’s take a look at the top candidates to replace Collins in Atlanta.
Deion Sanders, Jackson State Coach: Coach Prime can really work in a crowded media market where Deion was adored as a member of the Falcons and Braves. After a 4-3 record in his first COVID-19-shortened season with the Tigers, Coach Prime led Jackson State to an 11-2 (9-0 SWAC) record in his second campaign. The Tigers start 2022 with a 4-0 lead, 190-37 ahead of rivals. It makes too much sense.
Sean Clark, Appalachian State Coach: Being a Sun Belt coach with the potential to move up to the Power Five level would be a challenge as Scott Satterfield is already fighting in Louisville. But Clark’s energy is undeniable, and it’s clear that the Highlanders believe in his philosophy.
Todd Monken, Georgia Offensive Coordinator: Monken was last mentioned in this place.when the state of Arizona fired Herm Edwards. He designed the Stetson Bennett, won the national championship and god knows what’s wrong with Tech. He plans a game against them every season.
Tyson Helton, Western Kentucky Coach: This offending mind is ready to take the leap to a dying program. Clay’s brother is 26-17 years old and led the Hilltoppers for four seasons. Gainesville, Florida, a product who has coached at UAB and Tennessee, has extensive experience in the surrounding area.
Jamie Chadwell, Coastal Carolina Coach: If Chadwell doesn’t land one of the best jobs available this cycle, it’s legitimate to ask how long he waited to make the jump. After all, he’s not Brent Venables. His success with the Chanticleers is undeniable, taking the program from 8-16 in his first two campaigns to 25-3 in his last three seasons.
Andy Kotelnicki, Kansas Offensive Coordinator: Lance Leipold will hate me for including him, but Kotelnitsky is a grandmaster with innovative standards. He would kill watching the entire Power Five show at the recruiting center.