UCF Coach Collins Headed to FIU

Jessica DAnalyst IJanuary 8, 2010

MIAMI - OCTOBER 14:  Josh Padrick #16 of the Florida International Panthers looks to pass against the Miami Hurricanes during the game at the Orange Bowl on October 14, 2006 in Miami, Florida. Miami won 35-0.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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UCF linebackers and recruiting coordinator Geoff Collins is leaving the Knights' organization and is headed to FIU to become the school's new defensive coordinator, UCFSports.com is reporting.

Collins spent the last two seasons at UCF, having previously worked alongside George O'Leary at Georgia Tech. Collins was also previously the defensive coordinator at Western Carolina, and prior to coming to Orlando, had been the Director of Player Personnel at Alabama.

Collins is regarded as a fantastic recruiter, and was responsible for new UCF recruits Blake Bortles, Cornelius Whitehead, Justin Tukes, Glenn Stanley, and Tommy Sanders, among others, rounding out the black and gold's Class of 2010.

FIU and UCF will begin a four-game series in 2011.