Over the weekend, a report surfaced that the Mississippi State Bulldogs were working on a raise and contract extension for defensive coordinator Geoff Collins.
This, of course, came on the heels of a report that the Florida State Seminoles were looking at Collins to replace defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who left the national champions to run the Georgia Bulldogs‘ defense.
On Monday, the Bulldogs officially announced a contract extension and raise for Collins.
“Geoff is one of the bright defensive minds in all of college football,” head coach Dan Mullen said via a press release. “We as a staff and I know our players are excited about his extension. We are building something special here at Mississippi State, and he understands what it means to be a part of the Bulldog family. He continues to raise expectations for our team defensively and is also a tremendous recruiter.”
The deal is worth $1.2 million over two years. The Seminoles were reportedly willing to go over $800,000 to keep Pruitt so this leads one to believe Collins may not have been their top choice after all.