Geoff Collins is officially Temple’s next head coach.
The school made the news official Tuesday afternoon, after a report by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy surfaced earlier in the day suggesting that the Florida defensive coordinator would make the move.
— Joshua Crompton (@PhillyNewsGuy) December 13, 2016
It's official. ?
Welcome to @TempleUniv, Coach Collins!
— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) December 13, 2016
Collins molded the Gators’ defense into one of country’s best the past two seasons after arriving in Gainesville with Florida coach Jim McElwain. This year, the Gators rank No. 6 in the Football Bowl Subdivision in total yards allowed (298.3), and they ranked 8th nationally in 2015 with 310.2.
Earlier Tuesday, McElwain said he was happy to see Collins receive the opportunity.
Collins replaces Matt Rhule, who recently became Baylor’s new coach.