Georgia Tech is reportedly moving on from Jeff Collins.
Tech is firing Collins, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia Tech on Saturday lost to UCF and fired a coach in the past three weeks, making him the third power five in his coaching school. Scott Frost was fired in Nebraska after week two, and Herm Edwards was fired in Arizona after week three.
After a 9-25 combined record in Collins’ first three seasons, Georgia Tech is just 1-3 starting 2022. The Yellowjackets won the Westerns against Carolina, but lost to Clemson, Ole Miss and UCF by combined margins. 110-20’s.
Following Saturday’s loss to UCF, Georgia Tech has lost nine games in a row against FBS opponents. In a 27-10 loss, Georgia Tech outscored his UCF by over 100 yards, but has been plagued with the same mistakes throughout Collins’ tenure. The Yellow Jackets failed to score on his five reds in his zone on his trip, took too many penalties, missed his goal two fields, and punted his fourth in just four games. has occurred. To make matters worse, the blocked punt was returned for a touchdown.
The loss dropped Collins to 10-28 as head coach at Georgia Tech, marking just 7-19 in ACC play.
A native of Georgia, Collins worked his way up the ranks of assistant coaches, becoming SEC defensive coordinator in Mississippi and Florida, before taking the head coaching job at Temple in 2017. He was hired by Georgia Tech to modernize the program.
The school wanted to move away from the option-style football run by longtime Yellow Jackets coach Paul Johnson, who was fired after the 2018 season. After coaching seven championship seasons, nine bowl appearances and even an ACC title, Athletic Director Todd Stansbury chose to move the football program in a different direction.
That direction was Collins, who is known for his ability to market the program, especially on social media. As the losses piled up, it became harder and harder to sell that vision.
The Yellow Jackets went 3-9 in their first season, 3-7 in their second, and 3-9 in 2021. The 2021 season culminated in back-to-back losses to Notre Dame and Georgia State by 100 combined. -0.
With little, if any, visible signs of progress, the talent on the roster is lacking compared to the average Power Five program.Ahead of the 2022 season, Collins has added Chip Long as offensive coordinator However, many of the team’s top players entered the transfer portal. It was
So where does Georgia Tech go from here? In the short term, the Yellow Jackets will resume playing ACC, travel to Pittsburgh on Saturday before playing a home game against Duke, and then a week after that. I’m going to take a break.
From a broader perspective, Stansbury’s position in the university is also expected to be addressed in the near future. If Stansbury is sacked as expected, his director of athletics at the new Georgia Tech will be tasked with identifying a new coach for his program of football starting in 2023.