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Georgia Tech hires Temple's Geoff Collins to replace Johnson

Georgia native Geoff Collins said Friday he landed his dream job when hired to return as Georgia Tech's coach.

Most notable among changes the former Temple coach will bring to the Yellow Jackets will be a shift from the spread-option offense used by former coach Paul Johnson the last 11 years.

At his introductory news conference after his hiring was announced early Friday, Collins said he will install "NFL-based" schemes on offense and defense. Those changes will be a challenge for players recruited by Johnson for the run-first attack with its triple-option plays.

Collins said he began recruiting immediately to prepare for the early signing period that...