It appears that Florida soon will be searching for a new defensive coordinator.
According to a report from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Gators defensive coordinator Geoff Collins will be named the next head coach at Temple.
Florida DC Geoff Collins will be named Temple’s coach, sources told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 13, 2016
Collins joined the Florida coaching staff in 2015 alongside Gators second-year coach Jim McElwain. His previous stop was as defensive coordinator at Mississippi State under former Gators offensive coordinator Dan Mullen.
Under Collins’ direction, the Florida defense shined during the last two seasons. In 2016, the Gators rank No. 6 in the FBS in total yards allowed (298.3), and ranked 8th nationally in 2015 with 310.2.
Collins is expected to replace Matt Rhule at Temple after the former Owls coach left to become the new coach at Baylor.