Truth or Fiction: Brent Key has executed sufficient to earn the Georgia Tech job

Rivals nationwide recruiting analyst Ryan Wright together with nationwide analyst Clint Cosgrove, Kelly Quinlan from and Frank Tucker from deal with three subjects and decide whether or not they consider every assertion is FACT or FICTION.

1. Large Ten groups would profit from recruiting Florida and Georgia tougher.

Mel Tucker (USA At present Sports activities Photographs)

Wright’s take: FACT. Ohio State has eight gamers within the 2023 class from Georgia and Florida heading to Columbus, all five- and four-stars; how nice will that workforce be in a few years? Lots of the Buckeyes’ latest all-conference and All-People, just like the Bosa brothers and Justin Fields, simply to call a couple of, are from the Southeast.

Within the 2019 cycle, Michigan made the Southeast a precedence touchdown seven. Penn State goes into the world persistently with blended outcomes however makes the hassle. Below Mel Tucker, Florida is certainly a prized recruiting floor. Outdoors of the aforementioned, it appears most Large Ten groups drop presents on Florida and Georgia gamers by no means to be heard from once more.

Regional bias, however there may be a lot expertise within the space, lots of the three-star Southeast gamers could be on a special stage in most Large Ten states. These additional athletes on the sector make a giant distinction on the scoreboard. Extra effort needs to be put into the area by Large Ten applications.

Cosgrove’s take: FICTION. I do consider the on-field product could be higher if Large Ten faculties may persistently land the highest expertise out of Georgia and Florida however beating SEC workforce’s at their very own recruiting sport is tough to do until your mascot is a Buckeye, Wolverine or Nittany Lion.

You both need to be a blueblood program with the sources to beat the Alabama and Georgia’s of the world or do an incredible job of persistently figuring out distinction makers which are neglected by the most important southern applications with a view to have a ton of success recruiting these states. This may be executed as Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota and others from the Large Ten have landed sport changers from Georgia and Florida lately and I do consider each program from the convention wants to identify recruit each states, however on the similar time it’s typically an uphill battle for Midwest faculties to focus all of their sources on recruiting any space the place they play second fiddle.


2. Brent Key has executed sufficient to earn the full-time head teaching place at Georgia Tech.

Brent Key
Brent Key (USA At present Sports activities Photographs)

Wright’s take: FICTION. Within the three losses this season beneath former head coach Geoff Collins, the margin of defeat was 30 factors with the Yellow Jackets wanting completely misplaced. Interim head coach made a right away distinction profitable convention video games towards Pitt and Duke solely to lose back-to-back video games towards Virginia and Florida State with the sport towards the Cavaliers (3-6) being winnable.

The Yellow Jackets (4-5) have three video games left to get to the magical six-win mark to make a bowl. We will scratch the potential for beating Georgia within the season finale, leaving must-win video games towards Miami and North Carolina.

So far, Key has executed an incredible job making Georgia Tech aggressive, and the workers has held collectively their recruiting class making strikes alongside the best way with the expectation of being within the constructing subsequent 12 months. To recover from that hump eradicating the interim tag, Key should win out in his convention video games. Followers love Key, and it’s comprehensible, but when the Yellow Jackets miss out on an opportunity to go bowling, a better profile head coach may steal the job away from Key.

Quinlan’s take: Brent Key is a good man, however he must notch one other win or two to actually present his capability to maneuver the needle and that might be troublesome with the remaining video games on the schedule aside from Miami. A win over Miami and an in depth sport with UNC may do the trick, however lots depends upon how new AD J Batt views progress and who he has in thoughts for the job. Batt is a first-time AD and labored with Key at Alabama so how that each one performs out might be an fascinating piece of this course of as effectively. Nobody will work exhausting to achieve success than Key at his alma mater, however the final three-plus years beneath Collins left a foul style in a number of mouths across the program who desire a clear slate for a brand new coach. That’s most likely the most important impediment proper now.

Key has executed a formidable job because the interim coach turning issues round, particularly after dropping star quarterback Jeff Sims to a foot harm on the finish of the Duke sport, however a bowl bid would go a good distance towards giving him some momentum to maintain the job. Recruiting has been robust given the uncertainty as effectively so a couple of wins on that entrance may assist enhance his possibilities as effectively.



3. Miami has extra splash recruits to land within the 2023 recruiting class.

Samuel M’Pemba
Samuel M’Pemba

Wright’s take: FICTION. The dedication heard across the recruiting universe was five-star nook Cormani McClain heading to Miami over Florida. Can the Canes hold the ball rolling? Perhaps however uncertain. There are hopes of touchdown five-star IMG defensive finish Samuel M’Pemba, who has but to take his official to Miami, and Massachusetts five-star offensive deal with Samson Okunlola. For months, Okunlola has been thought-about a heavy lean to Miami whereas M’Pemba is taken into account a lean to Georgia. Outdoors of Okunlola, until a giant flip occurs, no different Rivals100 prospects are anticipated to decide to Miami.

On the upside, maintaining stud four-star defensive finish Ruben Bain residence could be an enormous win. If Miami can by some means get five-star receiver Brandon Inniss to vary his thoughts flipping him away from Ohio State, that may win all motion across the Early Signing Interval.

Tucker’s take: FACT. Miami is in prime place to complete this 2023 class off with a bang. 5-star offensive deal with Samson Okunlola seems to be like a lock for Miami and was in nice spirits with Miami’s recruits after the Florida State sport, regardless of the consequence. 4-star cornerback Damari Brown has household ties to Miami and appears to be getting nearer and nearer to selecting the Canes. I’d not be shocked to see native defensive finish Rueben Bain or Florida commit huge receiver Andy Jean find yourself on this class, as effectively.




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