Rivals reports that McCollum has left NC State to become the new linebacker coach and recruiting coordinator. He was also head coach at Middle Tenn State for a while. He has been successful everywhere he has been and has held a number of coaching positions throughout his life. A lot of people credit McCollum with turning MTSU around as they won the Sunbelt conference in 2001. Not sure why he ever left or why he had such a "low" position at NC State compared to his prior coaching experience.