"Should I stay or should I go?" Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins may end up asking himself that famous question posed by The Clash given the reported developments around him, his position at Mississippi State and the vacant defensive coordinator position at Florida State.
Earlier this week, Geoff Collins had been floated about as a candidate for the open defensive coordinator position at Georgia. After that job went to Florida State's Jeremy Pruitt, Collins's name again surfaced for another position--Defensive Coordinator at Florida State.
Hearing that #MissState DC geoff collins is a strong candidate for #FSU DC vacancy. Collins has impressive resume from work at MSU & FIU— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) January 17, 2014
Only a few hours after that tweet, Pete Roussel said Collins had not even yet interviewed for the Florida State position.
Per source, Mississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has NOT interviewed with FSU, at this point. http://t.co/Gkpm6yZhl0— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) January 17, 2014
The news continued to get better for Bulldog fans Friday night. Roussel later reported that Mississippi State had put together a significant offer in terms of years on a contract and money to give Collins more reason to stay in Starkville.
A source tells @coachingsearch that Mississippi State has put together a multi-year extension and hefty pay raise for DC Geoff Collins.— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) January 18, 2014
The timing of the extension and pay raise report proves to be curious. Early in the day, Collins had been mentioned as a strong candidate for the Florida State position. Later in the day, it seemed as if it would only be a matter of time before Collins interviewed with the Seminoles, but by the end of the night, it appeared that an extension would be offered to Collins.
This leaves only two real options as to how the situation has unfolded thus far. Either Mississippi State intended all along to give this extension to Collins and had only been hammering it out, or the Bulldogs have decided to act quickly to counteract the interest Florida State has reported shown in Collins.
The length of the contract and the amount will be interesting to see, and it will be interesting to see if Collins ends up interviewing in Tallahassee.
Check back in for more updates on the situation with Collins.
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