As the head coach of the Georgia Tech football team, Geoff Collins is probably more ideally placed than any other coach in the NCAA. This quote from the article confirms it: “‘One day, I’m going to be the head coach at Georgia Tech.’ I’m formulating this vision of what this program is supposed to be, how it’s supposed to look, how it’s supposed to recruit to this great city and great academic environment.” That statement says a lot. I think if I were ever tasked with hiring a college football coach, then ensuring they have such a vision would likely be the key to finding the right person for the job. The way Collins and his staff have been recruiting talent to Tech, especially in the complex times brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, speaks volumes to this vision and what it’s doing for Tech’s football program.
Check out the SI article titled The “Crazy” Path of Georgia Tech’s Jonathan Hughes That Nobody Could’ve Predicted. If you’re not familiar with Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket pitcher Jonathan Hughes’ story then definitely give this article a read. Hughes’ story is quite remarkable considering the options he had before him when he decided to attend Tech. After being drafted and with the potential to pursue a career in the Major League, he decided to pursue a degree at Tech instead. From the ups and downs from his injury to the current situation, Hughes has definitely had to make some big decisions in his five years at Tech. Whether he pursues the additional year of eligibility with Tech or ends up in the Minors or Majors next season, it’s likely he’ll be successful at either venture.
This article highlights the backstory of Tyler Davis and how he was eventually drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth-round of last weekend’s 2020 NFL Draft. Davis has a great opportunity ahead of him, and I imagine he will make the most of it. Congratulations to him.
Here’s a Twitter post from GT Football that was supporting an important cause: