Georgia Tech football coach Geoff Collins enters fourth season overdue for results

AP photo by Nell Radmond / Georgia Tech football coach Geoff Collins, shown at ACC media days on July 21 in Charlotte, N.C., is 9-25 entering his fourth season leading the Yellow Jackets.

ATLANTA - Geoff Collins has toned down the hokey slogans that were part of his blueprint to build a proud, new brand at Georgia Tech. He seems to realize there's only one thing that really matters.

Winning.

After three football seasons that each produced only three victories, Collins heads into his fourth year likely needing to show significant improvement to keep his job. Only one other head coach in the program's modern era has gone this deep into his tenure with a worse record than Collins' 9-25 mark. That was Bill Curry, who was 8-24-1 after three seasons but at least saw signs of hope coming off a 6-5 showing in 1982.

Not so for these Yellow Jackets, who were outscored a combined 100-0 by Notre Dame and eventual national champion Georgia to close the 2021 season.

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