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Geoff Collins to Ga Tech


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 9:43 AM
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https://www.ajc.com/sports/college/geoff-collins-hired-georgia-tech/3Ee8R5V7wSU6MVTrauMHOL/

It'll probably get worse for them long before it gets better.


I think that could work. He has the right personality for


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 9:47 AM
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that job and Temple was actually pretty good this year.

At least they didn't hire Ken Whisenhunt (or Mack Brown).


The Tech fans I know are not happy with this hire***


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 9:50 AM
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Re: The Tech fans I know are not happy with this hire***


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 9:51 AM
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I don't know any Tech fans so I have none to ask.

What is their reason for disliking it? Don't like what he has done or just not well-known enough for them?


Limited head coaching experience and


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:01 AM
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a very mediocre 15 - 10 record in a weak conference.

Most of the folks I know wanted someone like Kingsbury, Satterfield or Neal Brown.

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Re: Limited head coaching experience and


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:05 AM
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Thinking Kingsbury would come in to take over an option program is hilarious.

The other 2 are reasonable wants but I don't see a ton of difference other than a little experience. Satterfield took an easier spot to turn around since he only has to compete against Kentucky in state. GA Tech has to compete against tons of major schools trying to come into Atlanta for recruits.


If you're GT, is this really the guy...


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:12 AM
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you want out recruiting against Alabama, Georgia, Auburn and Clemson?

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Re: If you're GT, is this really the guy...


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 11:21 AM
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No. But to be honest I don't think that should be GA Tech's plan. They should be trying to find a guy who can beat NC State, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky for traditional offensive players.

I don't know if this guy can do that or not.

Then once they get the rebuild started you either stick with a guy who has been doing a good job or you try to make a bigger hire that can take it to the next level.

They are not going to hire a coach who can go against the big boys in the region if they are asking that coach to spend his first year or two with players who can't run his scheme on offense.


15-10 record in a weak conference. What does that


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:26 AM
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even mean? It's not like he's coaching Clemson in the AAC and going 15-10. He was at frigging Temple. He was in the northeast trying to recruit kids to play in Philadelphia. Do you think that's easy? These things are relative. And, for what it's worth, Temple finished 34th in S&P+ this year after being projected 81st in the preseason. They played their best football down the stretch winning 6 of 7 with the sole loss a very competitive game at UCF. He's also recruiting in the top half of the AAC and currently has Temple 56th in Rivals for 2019. That's solid.

And not every up-and-coming coach can go 12-1 or 13-0. Those guys only come around once every few years and they end up at Texas (Herman) or Nebraska (Frost) or Florida (Meyer), not Georgia Tech. I think too many people just have unrealistic expectations.


Re: 15-10 record in a weak conference. What does that


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:31 AM
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Matt Rhule left that Temple program in really good shape. Collins just kind of drifted along afterwards. Not saying he can't do well at GT and I'm sure they'll be patient and give him time but nothing really points to this being a dynamic hire.


Rhule did a great job at Temple. He had Temple up to


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 11:19 AM
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32nd in S&P+ his final season in 2016. But that's just 2 spots ahead of where they finished this year under Collins. And that 2016 team was led by a SR QB, SR RB, and a very SR heavy defense including Haason Reddick who got drafted 13th overall that year. Collins had to retool a little last year after losing all of those guys and i think it's positive that he was able to get the team back to that 2016 level this year.

I'm not saying GT knocked this hire out of the ballpark, but i think it's solid. We don't even know if Neal Brown was willing to take the job. It was a buyer's market this year and i wouldn't blame somebody like Neal Brown for sitting tight this year and waiting to see if jobs like USC and Auburn come open next year. Even if he can't actually land those jobs, those are still the kind of job openings that set off major dominoes and lead to other good jobs coming open.


unless he was some master recruiter at Temple


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 12:28 PM
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i think this hire was subpar. They needed to hire a recruiter and preferably someone familiar with the state of georgia. Tony Elliot must've turned them down b/c i don't know how you offer this guy over Tony. Tony is a great recruiter, offensive minded, and with his academic background would have fit perfectly into Atlanta and eventually become a superstar over there. Good for us, dumb for them.


Tell them to re-run their calculations.


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 9:52 AM
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This is a homerun for GT.

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Re: The Tech fans I know are not happy with this hire***


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 9:54 AM
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They would not be happy with any hire because the majority want Bobby Ross and or Bobby Dodd back and as we know that isn’t happening under present circumstances at tech. To them I say - give the man a chance!

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Re: The Tech fans I know are not happy with this hire- true


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:35 AM
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I heard all three of them grumble

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Posted: Dec 7, 2018 11:20 AM
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https://stingtalk.com/board/threads/approve-of-collins.99414/

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Geoff Collins didn't he play for Ga Tech?


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:02 AM
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Temple was ok might be a good hire; you never know.


I think he was a Grad Assistant


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:03 AM
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I believe he played at Western Carolina

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Re: Geoff Collins to Ga Tech


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:03 AM
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Congratulations Coach Collins. Btw, your first game is at Clemson on a Thursday night.

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Re: Geoff Collins to Ga Tech


Posted: Dec 7, 2018 10:48 AM
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LOL, I think he is not a good fit.


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Posted: Dec 7, 2018 11:23 AM
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