Georgia Tech stuns Miami, wins 28-21 in overtime
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A fake punt for a touchdown. A fumble recovery in the end zone for another score. A blocked field goal in the final seconds of regulation to stay in the...
Coach focused on big picture as Jackets’ losses pile up
ATLANTA (AP) — Coach Geoff Collins keeps trying to find something positive in a difficult first season at Georgia Tech.
He talks constantly about the Yellow Jackets' improved culture, effort...
Injury-plagued Ga Tech reeling on offense, last in nation
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech hasn't been able to catch a break on offense.
The Yellow Jackets rank last in the nation with a paltry 13.5 scoring average, and first-year coach Geoff Collins...
Temple defense keys 24-2 win over Georgia Tech
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Benny Walls didn't take time to look at his former head coach as he raced down the Georgia Tech sideline. Instead, the Temple senior safety saw something that was far more...
Georgia Tech’s Collins returns to Temple
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple heads into Saturday's game against Georgia Tech and former coach Geoff Collins looking for a much faster start.
Virginia-Notre Dame matchup headlines ACC’s Week 5
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 18 Virginia at No. 10 Notre Dame. The Cavaliers (4-0) will try to do something no Atlantic...
Back to Philly: Geogia Tech’s Collins faces his former team
ATLANTA (AP) — For Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins, there's no time for a trip down memory lane.
He's got bigger issues to fret about as he leads the struggling Yellow Jackets against his...
Get this: Georgia Tech has a shot at a winning streak
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has a shot at a winning streak.
Given how this season is likely to go, the Yellow Jackets need to take advantage of the opportunity.
Everything changing at Georgia Tech under first-year coach
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech will be familiar with the offense The Citadel will run on Saturday because it's what the Yellow Jackets used for 11 years.
Georgia Tech holds on, edges South Florida, 14-10
ATLANTA (AP) — Jordan Cronkite stretched the football toward the goal line, but before it could break the plane for a touchdown, it squirted free and T.K. Chimedza pounced on it, and with the...
Georgia Tech holds on, edges South Florida, 14-10
ATLANTA (AP) — Jordan Mason and Tobias Oliver each scored second-quarter touchdowns, and the Georgia Tech defense recovered a critical fumble at the goal line in the fourth quarter as the Yellow...
Collins’ home debut as Georgia Tech coach comes against USF
ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins has waited a long time to walk onto Grant Field as Georgia Tech's coach.
Collins' love affair with Georgia Tech began as a child and continued through some of...
NCAA grants immediate eligibility to Georgia Tech’s Sims
ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA has granted Georgia Tech defensive back Myles Sims' appeal for immediate eligibility, making him available for the Yellow Jackets' opener at Clemson on Thursday...
No. 1 Clemson opens defense of title against Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech (7-6, 5-3 ACC last season) at No. 1 Clemson (15-0, 8-0), Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern (ACCN).
Collins to unveil Georgia Tech’s ‘complete transformation’
ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins isn't making a big deal about Georgia Tech being a five-touchdown underdog against No. 1 Clemson.
Collins, the first-year coach , insists his focus throughout...
Georgia Tech faces transition with new coach, new offense
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has a new coach, a new offense, a whole new mindset.
It will likely take a while to see any payoff on the field.
Ga Tech football team takes in different kind of football
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech's football team took in a different kind of football Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets' players, coaches and staff attended the Major League Soccer game between...
Ga Tech embraces new era, but reality right around corner
ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins jumped right in the middle of things in the opening minutes of Georgia Tech's first practice.
As the offensive lineman set up for a blocking drill, Collins was...
ACC’s Coastal Division gets new look with 3 new head coaches
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi had a good idea what to expect over the past two seasons from every opponent in the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference concludes its preseason media days Thursday with a focus on the always unpredictable Coastal Division.
AP Top 25 Podcast: New coaches most likely to succeed
There are 27 head coaches starting new jobs in major college football this season. Which ones are most likely to have successful tenures?
On the last AP Top 25 College Football Podcast ,...
Georgia Tech wraps up a spring of major change
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech's offense has essentially spent spring practice trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
The transition from triple-option to no-huddle spread under new...
Georgia Tech practices while mourning death of teammate
ATLANTA (AP) — On a chilly spring morning, the sun shining brightly under a brilliant azure sky, the Georgia Tech players balled up a fist and thumped their chests a couple of times. Then they put...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner plans further tests to determine the cause of Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams' death.
Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Adams, a rising senior who was expected to be a key member of Georgia Tech's defensive line under new coach Geoff Collins, died at the age of 21, the school announced...
Georgia Tech moving 5 home games from 2020-24 off campus
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech on Tuesday announced plans to move five home games — one each in five consecutive seasons, including dates against Notre Dame in 2020 and 2024 — to Mercedes-Benz...
Carey introduced as Temple coach, a place he “wants to be”
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University athletic director Patrick Kraft smiled and let out a little laugh when he took the podium to introduce the school's newest head coach, Rod Carey.
"I feel like Bill Murray in 'Groundhog Day,'" Kraft said Friday.
Temple hires Rod Carey from N. Illinois as coach
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple has hired Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey as its next football coach, filling a vacancy that abruptly opened in late December after the newly-hired Manny Diaz left to lead Miami.
Temple officials said Friday that they planned to introduce Carey at a news conference. Athletic director Patrick Kraft says Carey is a proven winner and the right fit to keep the Owls moving forward.
Collins fills Georgia Tech staff by hiring Key from Alabama
ATLANTA (AP) — New Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins has completed his first coaching staff by hiring Brent Key from Alabama as assistant head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach.
Key was Alabama's offensive line coach for the last three seasons. Each of his three years, Key's units were finalists for the Joe Moore Award presented annually to the nation's top offensive front.
Key was a starting right guard at Georgia Tech from 1997-2000.
Collins adds 3 assistants to his first Georgia Tech staff
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins has added two defensive assistants and one offensive assistant.
Larry Knight will coach defensive ends and outside linebackers, Jim Panagos will coach the defensive line, and Chris Wiesehan will oversee tight ends and offensive special teams.
Collins also brought in Ryan Horton as director of applied science for strength and conditioning.
Collins adds Burton, Popovich to new Georgia Tech staff
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Tech safety Nathan Burton is returning to Atlanta as co-defensive coordinator for new coach Geoff Collins.
Burton, who coached defensive backs for Collins at Temple in 2018, will be in charge of Georgia Tech's safeties.
Collins also has hired Jeff Popovich, who was on Boise State's staff in 2018, to coach cornerbacks and coordinate kickoff and punt coverage.
Georgia Tech’s Collins hires Temple’s Patenaude, Thacker
ATLANTA (AP) — New Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins is bringing his offensive and defensive coordinators to Atlanta from his previous Temple staff.
Collins announced Monday he has hired offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude and defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker from Temple. The two worked with Collins the last two seasons at Temple.
Stumbling Duke, surging Temple meet in Independence Bowl
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Independence Bowl: Duke (7-5) vs. Temple (8-4), Thursday, 1:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Collins names Choice as Georgia Tech’s running backs coach
ATLANTA (AP) — Tashard Choice is returning to Georgia Tech as running backs coach for Geoff Collins.
Collins, hired from Temple as the successor to Paul Johnson this month, named Choice to his staff on Friday.
Choice was a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference rushing leader and former NFL running back with the Dallas Cowboys and three other teams. He was an assistant coach at North Texas the last two seasons. Choice began his coaching career as an intern with the Cowboys in 2016.
Georgia Tech signs tight end Tyler Davis from UConn
ATLANTA (AP) — Newly hired coach Geoff Collins has added a second tight end, Tyler Davis, a graduate transfer from UConn, to Georgia Tech's class of early signees.
The addition of Davis (6-foot-4, 243) on Thursday gives Collins, the former Temple coach, 18 players in his first signing class. The early signing period continues through Friday.
Davis had 22 catches for 237 yards and six touchdowns as a junior in 2018.
Temple introduces Manny Diaz as football coach
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Manny Diaz let everyone know what he thought of the reception he received when being introduced as Temple's football coach Thursday.
"This is better than what was on the brochure," he said.
The 44-year-old University of Miami defensive coordinator was introduced as the 15th head coach in school history in front of a packed crowd of students and supporters at Liacouris Center. Diaz replaces Geoff Collins, who left last week after two seasons to coach Georgia Tech.
AP source: Temple hires Miami d-coordinator Diaz as coach
Temple has hired Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz as its next head coach, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the school was planning to make the deal official Thursday, with a news conference scheduled on campus at 3 p.m. EST to introduce the Owls' new football coach.
Georgia Tech players motivated to give Johnson 1 final win
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech players say they'll have extra motivation to send coach Paul Johnson out with a win when they play Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Georgia Tech hires Temple’s Geoff Collins to replace Johnson
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia native Geoff Collins said Friday he landed his dream job when hired to return as Georgia Tech's coach.
Most notable among changes the former Temple coach will bring to the Yellow Jackets will be a shift from the spread-option offense used by former coach Paul Johnson the last 11 years.
AP Source: Temple coach Collins meets with GTech officials
Temple coach Geoff Collins has met with Georgia Tech officials about the Yellow Jackets' vacant head-coaching position, a person with knowledge of the meetings told The Associated Press on Thursday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Georgia Tech was not releasing information about its search to replace Paul Johnson, who is stepping down after 11 seasons as coach of the Yellow Jackets. Johnson will coach Georgia Tech against Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit.
Russo leads Temple past Navy 24-17
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Temple quarterback Anthony Russo has impressed his coaches with his big arm and tendency to make game-changing plays at critical moments.
The 6-foot-4 sophomore delivered again in one of his team's biggest road tests of the season.
Russo threw for 300 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to Ventell Bryant midway through the fourth quarter and Temple won for the fourth time in five games by running past Navy 24-17 on Saturday.
Russo leads Temple past Navy 24-17
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anthony Russo threw for 300 yards with a 62-yard touchdown pass to Ventell Bryant midway through the fourth quarter and Temple won for the fourth time in five games by running past Navy 24-17 on Saturday.
Owls fullback Rob Ritrovato tied the game at 17 on a 1-yard plunge within 5:53 left in the third quarter. From there, the defense for Temple (4-3, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) contained Navy's triple-option attack.
Temple rolls to 35-14 upset of previously unbeaten Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Desperate to get its first win of the season, Temple incorporated a defensive strategy that could be summed up in three simple words: Stop the run.
Jamming the line of scrimmage and daring unbeaten Maryland to throw, the Owls shut down the Terrapins' potent offense and pulled off a 35-14 upset Saturday.
After watching the Terrapins run over Texas and Bowling Green, Temple coach Geoff Collins knew what the Owls had to do as a 16-point underdog.
School, fatherhood, football connect former Temple teammates
David Hood has been a dad and a college football player and sometimes he had to do both at the same time.
Last year during summer workouts at Temple, little David IV, then 3, tagged along with his dad for a few days. Up at 5 a.m., Hood brought his son to the locker room, the training table, the practice field — where the youngster stretched with the team — and then the weight room.
A decade ago, Mario Cristobal had to put together a coaching staff at Florida International on a shoe-string budget.
The first-time head coach was able to hire some hidden gems as assistants, several of whom are now prominent coaches, including Scott Satterfield (Appalachian State head coach), Geoff Collins (Temple head coach) and Todd Orlando (Texas defensive coordinator).
Nutile leads Temple over FIU 28-3 in Gasparilla Bowl
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Geoff Collins has lofty expectations for Temple.
"The future is bright," the first-year coach said after Frank Nutile threw for 254 yards and a touchdown to lead the Owls to a 28-3 victory over Florida International in the Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday night.
Temple will be playing football in the postseason. The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl will have Temple facing Florida International University on Thursday, Dec. 21. The Owls (6-6 overall, 4-4 American Athletic Conference) and the Panthers (8-4 overall, 5-3 Conference USA) will play in St. Petersburg, Fla. The kickoff is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Temple seeking bowl eligibility with win against Tulsa
The Temple Owls will visit Tulsa with hopes of landing their sixth victory and becoming bowl eligible. Temple is coming off 45-19 loss to the University of Central Florida last week.
The Owls (5-6 overall, 3-4 league) will battle the Golden Hurricane (2-9 overall, 1-6 league) in an American Athletic Conference game on Saturday at 4 p.m. (ESPNews). Tulsa has struggled throughout most of the season, but gave No. 22-ranked South Florida all it could handle before dropping a 27-20 decision.
No. 14 UCF and QB McKenzie go for 10-0 at chilly Temple
No. 14 Central Florida (9-0, 6-0 American, CFP No. 15) at Temple (5-5, 3-3), Saturday, noon ET (ESPNU)
Temple seeking bowl eligibility against undefeated UCF
Temple will face the University of Central Florida in what is shaping up to be a big game for the Owls. The undefeated Knights (9-0 overall, 6-0 league) are ranked No. 14 in The Associated Press Top 25 Poll.
In addition, Temple (5-5 overall, 3-3 league) has a chance to become bowl eligible with a victory over UCF. If not, Temple will still have an opportunity when it plays Tulsa (2-8 overall, 1-5 league) on Saturday, Nov. 25, in its final regular-season game.