Well the big news that happened yesterday is that one more potential coaching candidate can have his name removed.
From the looks of things, Tech never really made an opportunity to interview or hire Satterfield away from Appalachian State. So instead, he will head off to Louisville to replace former head coach Bobby Petrino. Something to keep an eye on with this move will be the status of Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Nate Woody. He could conceivably be a candidate for the defensive coordinator position with Louisville or the head coaching job at Appalachian State.
#Chargers HC Anthony Lynn on OC Ken Whisenhunt and Georgia Tech: "I know there is a lot of interest. It wouldn’t surprise me if it’s his job to turn down. He’s a heck of a football coach, it’s his alma mater, there’s some loyalty there.”— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) December 3, 2018
This is about as much of an update as I’ve seen on Ken Whisenhunt. His boss seems to think it’s his job to turn down. If that’s the case, there’s going to be a lot of unhappy folks. It’s probably good news that he hasn’t been announced as the next head coach.
In fact, Georgia Tech AD Todd Stansbury is on my flight to New York as we speak. (I am not a candidate for the job FWIW) https://t.co/4Aov9wioRm— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 3, 2018
Speaking of Todd Stansbury, he’s on his way to New York for the College Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where Tech great Calvin Johnson is being inducted. While there, there’s a chance that he could be interviewing some locals. Two schools in the vicinity (NOTE: this is pure speculation) are Army (Jeff Monken) and Temple (Geoff Collins).
Curious about that article that Dan Wolken quoted? So was I. It’s pretty neat. FootballScoop is pretty well-connected and always has some good stuff this time of year. Some big things to pull from that report are that sources are telling them that Georgia Tech will be moving away from a flexbone-based option offense and that Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn may be involved in the search. I don’t know how he’d do, but that would certainly be an interesting turn of events.
We’ll wrap this up with a report from the dot com folks. In this report, SBN is saying that the coaching search is being focused in on three names: Satterfield, Tony Elliott, and Geoff Collins. Obviously, one of those names is now unavailable, but the other two are still available, though there have been no reports of interviews being set up with either of them.
Update | 12/4, 9:30 a.m.
They are reporting that Ken Whisenhunt has been offered the job and has 48 hours to decide https://t.co/Y44TlfwIza— Benjamin Tankersley (@FTRSBen) December 4, 2018
Well, um, I guess that’s a thing. 680 The Fan is reporting that Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt has been offered the head coaching job at Georgia Tech and has 48 hours to make a decision. We’ll keep you posted as this develops.