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Georgia Tech Fires Coach Geoff Collins, per Reports

Georgia Tech has fired Geoff Collins as its football coach, according to Ken Sugiura of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Athletic director Todd Stansbury, who gave a vote of confidence to Collins in 2021, also has been fired, per Sugiura. 

Both Collins and Stansbury were informed that they would be let go on Monday morning by school president Angel Cabrera, according to Sugiura.

The Georgia Tech Athletic Association board has a special meeting slated for Monday at 11:30 a.m. ET, at which point the university is expected to make the firings official. 

Offensive line coach Brent Key is expected to be named interim head coach, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.

Collins went 10–28 since replacing coach Paul Johnson in 2019. After promising the Georgia Tech faithful that he would take the program to new heights, his tenure was instead highlighted by losses, not wins. 

Collins’s teams lost to Temple, the Citadel, Northern Illinois and others. This season, Georgia Tech opened the year with a valiant effort against Clemson, followed by a victory over Western Carolina of the FCS. From there, the Yellow Jackets have played uninspired football over the past two Saturdays, losing 42–0 to Ole Miss and 27–10 against UCF in a game that was not as close as the final score indicates.

Georgia Tech has just two wins over FBS programs since the 2020 COVID season. Collins replaced eight assistants on his coaching staff following last season, with the highlight hire being offensive coordinator Chip Long. But through four games, Long has done little to remedy the program’s offensive issues.

Collins is owed over $11 million as part of his contract buyout. A coaching search is expected to begin immediately.

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