On Monday, Georgia Tech became the third Power Five School to fire its head coach when it relieved Geoff Collins of his duties after a 27-10 loss to Central Florida. Georgia Tech has begun its coaching search, and two of its candidates are former Penn State coaches.
Names for Georgia Tech coaching job: Jamey Chadwell, Bill O’Brien, Jeff Monken, Troy Calhoun, Bill Clark, Bronco Mendenhall, Todd Monken, Charles Huff, Sean Lewis, Al Golden, Bryan McClendon, Dell McGee, Thomas Brown, Alex Grinch, Kane Wommack, Brent Key and George Godsey.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 26, 2022
ESPN College Football Writer Pete Thamel tweeted that former Penn State head coach and current Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, as well as former Penn State running backs coach and current Marshall head coach Charles Huff are on Georgia Tech’s radar.
O’Brien was the head coach at Penn State from 2012-2013, leading the program during its darkest hour. He went 15-9 at Penn State and won the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award, George Munger Award, Big Ten Coach of the Year and the AT&T Coach of the Year Award in 2012.
He left Penn State to take over the Houston Texans and coached there from 2014-2020, compiling a 54-52 record and winning four AFC South division championships before being dismissed in the middle of the 2020 season.
Huff was the running backs coach for Penn State from 2014-2017. While at Penn State, he was instrumental in the recruitment and development of Saquan Barkley, who was an consensus All-American and a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year.
After stints at Mississippi State and Alabama, he became the head coach at Marshall in 2021. Earlier this season, Huff led the Thundering Herd to their second all-time win over a top ten team when they upset Notre Dame, 26-21.