WRITTEN BY: TOM HANSLIN @tomhanslin
According to a report from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins will be named the next head coach at Temple.
Florida DC Geoff Collins will be named Temple’s coach, sources told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 13, 2016
Collins, 42, will succeed Matt Rhule, who was hired at Baylor this December after spending four seasons with the Owls.
As Florida’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, Collins’ defense was nationally ranked sixth and seventh in total defense, which helped the Gators reach back-to-back SEC Championship games. Collins previously worked as defensive coordinator at Mississippi State (2011-2014) and Florida International (2010).
An official announcement from the school is expected to be released on Wednesday.
This story is breaking, and will be updated when more information is released.