A former top SEC assistant may be on the move this offseason.
According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Temple coach Geoff Collins has emerged as the leading candidate for the open head coach position at Georgia Tech.
Collins was the defensive coordinator at Mississippi State from 2011-14, then served in the same role at Florida from 2015-16. He is in his second season as the head coach at Temple.
Thamel reported that Collins was in Atlanta on Thursday to meet with Georgia Tech officials. He added that Collins is currently the favorite for the opening, and that a deal could happen as soon as Thursday night.
The Georgia Tech job opened when its previous head coach, Paul Johnson, announced he will retire after the Yellow Jackets play Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26.
Over his two seasons with Temple, Collins is 15-10, which includes an 8-4 record this year. The Owls are set to play Duke in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 27.
It wouldn’t be too surprising to see Collins leave Temple for Georgia Tech. He was a graduate assistant for the Yellow Jackets from 1999-2001, then served one year on their staff in 2006.