Georgia Tech Names Former Alabama Assistant As Interim Coach
The Georgia Tech Yellowjackets fired head coach Geoff Collins on Sunday after a loss to UCF this past weekend. Collins was 10-28 in a little over three seasons as head coach but now the Yellowjackets will be joining Nebraska and Arizona State as Power 5 schools to fire their coach mid-season.
Collins spend one season working with Alabama head coach Nick Saban as director of player personnel. Georgia Tech now turns to another former Saban assistant to take the reigns for the rest of the year, the Yellowjackets are promoting offensive line coach Brent Key.
Key, an Alabama-native played his high school football at Hewitt-Trussville in the early 1990s. He went on to play offensive line at Georgia Tech and then from there went straight into coaching.
He spent two seasons with Tech as a graduate assistant, then a single season at Western Carolina. He truly began his coaching ascension when he landed UCF in 2005. Key spent 10 years with the Golden Knights before Saban hired him as offensive line coach in Tuscaloosa.
Key helped Alabama win the 2017 national championship and recruited some top talent to Tuscaloosa. He served as a key recruiter for Evan Neal, Jedrick Wills, Emil Ekiyor, Darrian Dalcourt and Mac Jones.
This stint with Tech will be his first opportunity to take total control of a program. He has eight games to audition for the full time role with marquee matchups with Florida State, North Carolina and in-state rival Georgia. The Yellowjackets are currently on a four-game losing streak to the Bulldogs.