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Coaching Rumors Roundup 12/7

It looks like we almost have a head coach!

Temple v Houston Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Well guys, it looks like our coaching search is drawing to a close as numerous reports are starting to surface that Temple Owls head coach Geoff Collins is the main focus and is moving towards an agreement to be the next head coach.

These reports all started to heat up after ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted that Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt (the believed frontrunner to this point) had withdrawn his name from the search.

Though a lot of these reports make it seem like Collins to Georgia Tech is nearly a done deal, The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz cautions that there might be some time before it’s announced.

In other news, we also heard some other names that were connected to the opening from USA Today’s Dan Wolken.

Mike Norvell and Seth Littrell are both very interesting names. Both are considered up-and-coming head coaches and could be moving up the coaching rankings very soon, even if it isn’t with Georgia Tech. Most reports I’ve seen, though, have been connecting Littrell to the opening at Kansas State, and there’s also one report out there that says Littrell may opt to stay at North Texas.

Oh yeah, guess who else was in Atlanta yesterday!

Please don’t read anything into this. Lane Kiffin is not a candidate for the Georgia Tech head coaching job. Kiffin is currently in the midst of a 10-year deal with Florida Atlantic and was probably just in Atlanta recruiting.

Update | 12/7, 8:30 a.m.

Well, it’s starting to look like Georgia Tech will have a new head coach just in time for this weekend’s official visits. Schultz, who tweeted last night that there was nothing to indicate that a deal is imminent, is now saying that Collins will be named the head coach later today.