Report: Georgia Tech expected to promote interim Brent Key to permanent head coach

Alex Weber11/29/22
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Georgia Tech may have a new head coach lined up. And they won’t have to make many changes under the new regime, since the Yellow Jackets are reportedly stripping away the interim tag from current coach Brent Key to make him the official head coach after he took over mid-year following the firing of Geoff Collins.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel offered that report Tuesday afternoon on Twitter. It read: “Sources: Georgia Tech is targeting interim Brent Key to be the next head coach. The details are being worked out, and it should be finalized in the next 24 hours.”

So Key could have the interim tag removed and become the official Georgia Tech head coach as soon as Tuesday or night or Wednesday. It’s a new era for GT football.

Georgia Tech WR Nate McCollum to transfer

Georgia Tech wide receiver Nate McCollum plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal, he announced via social media Monday.

McCollum broke onto the scene for the Yellow Jackets this past season, recording a career-high 60 receptions for 655 yards and three touchdowns. The redshirt sophomore led the team in all three categories this season. After losing star running back Jahmyr Gibbs to Alabama last offseason, this departure marks the second straight year where the Yellow Jackets lost their best offensive weapon.

So, if Brent Key does end up becoming the official GT head coach, he’ll start off by having to replace one of the few very talented players on a roster already in need of a rebuild.

McCollum played high school football at Dutchtown (GA) High School, where he was a four-star prospect. He was the No. 324 overall recruit in the 2020 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire