There is every indication that Temple co-director Geoff Collins is emerging as the lead candidate for Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson's successor, according to several media reports and one person familiar with coaching. This person also said that Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott was another candidate.
Collins is said to have met in a tweet on Thursday in Atlanta with tech officials from Yahoo writer Pete Thamel. According to Philly.com, the sports director of Collins and Tech, Todd Stansbury, met in New York on Wednesday and in Georgia on Thursday. In addition, the offensive coordinator of Los Angeles Chargers, Ken Whisenhunt, has withdrawn his name, saying Adam Schefter of the NFL network
. Whisenhunt is said to have met earlier this week with sports director Todd Stansbury.
The technician may want to move as quickly as possible so that his new trainer can be met with recruits before the signing phase begins 1
The AJC continues to report further developments.