It looks like things are finally coming to a head on North Avenue. According to the AJC, Chan Gailey will meet with Tech's athletic director Dan Radakovich Monday morning. I'm expecting an announcement by 10:00 am regarding the demise of the Chan Wagon.
Jeff Schultz piles on at the last minute saying it's time to move forward with a new coach. Furman Bisher, a tech man(sic) til the day he dies, sends out the call for alms in his column. The Sporting News is a little more balanced. They simply ask is Tech is better off now than before Gailey was hired.
Per ESPN's Mark Schlabach tonight on CSS Talking Football the candidates for the GT job are:
-- Skip Holtz - current East Carolina coach.
-- Will Muschamp - former UGA player. Current AU defensive coordinator
-- Terry Bowden - former AU head coach
-- Glen Mason - former Minnesota coach. UGA coach for 48 hours in mid-90s
-- Randy Edsall - current UConn head coach. Former GT defensive coordinator
Other names I've heard:
Paul Johnson - Current Navy coach. Former GSU coach
Bobby Johnson - Current Vandy Coach
Chris Hatcher - Current GSU coach. Former Valdosta coach
I have to laugh at most of those names. First off, I can't see GT going back to hire an East Carolina head coach after the Bill Lewis debacle. Plus, I can't see them hiring a former UGA player like Muschamp....much less one 32 or so years old.
Terry Bowden would be a great fit, but I wonder if they are too proud to take a guy that got fired at Auburn? The Glen Mason idea about knocked me off my chair. One thing is for sure, Tech would be able to run the ball with the Masonator. Although, he showcased a passion for Gailey Equilibrium (7 wins / year) before Gailey was even hired at GT . He averaged 6.4 wins/year at Minnesota while having the Music City Bowl renamed the Glen Mason invitational.
Edsall would make a sense culturally and experience wise. As the Georgia Tech defensive coordinator in 1998, they had a solid season. However, Edsall is a Syracuse alum, and the 'Cuse job should open within the next 24 hours.
Five years from now, Hatcher would be interesting. right now, he's another early 30s guy that may not have the seasoning.
The next few weeks will be interesting on this one.
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