All signs are pointing to Temple coach Geoff Collins emerging as a leading candidate to succeed Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, according to multiple media reports and a person familiar with the coaching search. That person also said that Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott also is another candidate.Collins was reported to have met with Tech officials Thursday in Atlanta by Yahoo writer Pete Thamel in a tweet, adding that a deal could happen this evening. According to Philly.com, Collins and Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury met in New York on Wednesday and in Georgia on Thursday.
Further, Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt has withdrawn his name from consideration, according to Adam Schefter of the NFL Network. Whisenhunt was reported to have met with athletic director Todd Stansbury earlier in the week.Tech may be wanting to move as quickly as possible to allow its new coach to meet with recruits before the early signing period begins Dec. 19. Tech has 16 committed players, many of whom are scheduled to visit campus this weekend for their official visits.The AJC is continuing to report further developments.