Less than two weeks into the postseason, Georgia Tech has been experiencing a significant amount of loss thus far, between four announced transfers and two recruit decommitments. The trend continued on Friday, as news broke that QB/BB Coach Bryan Cook would be leaving Georgia Tech for Statesboro.
BREAKING - per multiple sources Bryan Cook Ga Tech QB/B Backs coach has accepted Georgia Southern OC position. pic.twitter.com/fPZZIIxnDG— GaSouthern On Scout (@GaSouthernScout) December 9, 2016
Cook came to Georgia Tech from Cal Poly in 2013 to replace Brian Bohannon, who had left to become the head coach at a startup Kennesaw State program. In the time since, he was the mentor for Justin Thomas, the deadly 2014 B-Back tandem of Synjyn Days and Zach Laskey, and more recently Matthew Jordan, Marcus Marshall, and Dedrick Mills.
According to JacketsOnline.com’s Kelly Quinlan, Cook is getting a raise over his Georgia Tech pay level and a multi-year deal in this new role. Additionally, he’s expected to continue coaching the Yellow Jackets for the next few weeks through the bowl game, and some interesting internal candidates could fill the position after that:
Bryan Cook will coach through the bowl game and I expect Paul Johnson to look at GT A-Ops Craig Candeto as QB coach or GA Tevin Washington.— Kelly Quinlan (@Kelly_Quinlan) December 9, 2016