Who is Geoff Collins?Here is a look at Geoff Collins, the next Temple football coach. The source of the information is floridagators.com:
2015-2016: Florida, defensive coordinator
2013-14: Mississippi State, defensive coordinator/linebackers
2011-12: Mississippi State, co-defensive coordinator/linebackers
2010: Florida International, defensive coordinator/linebackers
2008-09: UCF, linebackers/recruiting coordinator
2007: Alabama, director of player personnel
2006: Georgia Tech, recruiting coordinator
2002-05: Western Carolina, defensive coordinator/defensive backs
1999-01: Georgia Tech, graduate assistant
1997-98: Albright College, defensive coordinator/linebackers
1996: Fordham, linebackers
1995: Franklin (N.C.), high school assistant coach
1993-94: Western Carolina, student assistant
Collins played at Western Carolina as an outside linebacker and defensive back from 1989 to 1992. He made 194 career tackles and was the team's fifth-leading tackler as a junior with 68, while registering 6 tackles for losses. As a senior, he helped Western Carolina to a 7-4 record, totaling 62 total tackles and 5 tackles-for-loss.
Birthdate: April 10, 1971
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.
Education: 1994 - bachelor's degree from Western Carolina
Collins has 22 years of coaching experience and entered his second at Florida after serving as the defensive coordinator for Mississippi State before his arrival. The Gators finished the 2015 season ranked eighth nationally (third in the SEC) in total defense, allowing just 310.2 yards per game.
In 2014, Collins helped lead Mississippi State to its first 10-win season since 1999 and a berth in the Orange Bowl.
In his first season as full-time defensive coordinator, in 2013, Collins' unit was one of the best in the SEC, ranking among the SEC's top five in total defense (fourth - 349.3 yards per game), rushing defense (fourth - 144.2 yards per game), and pass defense (fifth - 205.2 yards per game).