Ge­or­gia Tech hires Tem­ple’s Ge­off Collins

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AT­LANTA — Ge­or­gia Tech hired Tem­ple coach Ge­off Collins on Fri­day, choos­ing a Ge­or­gia na­tive with a back­ground in de­fense to re­place Paul Johnson as the Yel­low Jack­ets coach.

Collins, 47, is a for­mer Florida and Mis­sis­sippi State de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor and Ge­or­gia Tech as­sis­tant who was 15-10 in two sea­sons at Tem­ple.

Ge­or­gia Tech in­tro­duced Collins, who has a his­tory at the school, in a news con­fer­ence Fri­day.

Be­fore his time at Florida (201516) and Mis­sis­sippi State (2011-14), Collins was a grad­u­ate as­sis­tant and tight ends coach at Ge­or­gia Tech un­der coach Ge­orge O’Leary from 1999 to 2001. He re­turned to serve as re­cruit­ing co­or­di­na­tor at Ge­or­gia Tech un­der Chan Gai­ley in 2006.

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