I think some will agree to disagree that Collins said almost the right things at his intro presser but we quickly learned that he couldn't follow though.
Key whether or not you thought he was the right guy, feels like the right guy for this school. He understands this school far more than other candidates, has the right intensity, isn't egotistical like Collins or deon and just seems to get it.
I really do hope he succeeds and really enjoyed hearing his passion and passion to beat "the other school"
We have a new era starting today and it actually feels good
The difference is that Key has already shown he can communicate and fix errors that have occurred, as well as build on positives. Collins never changed his rhetoric or his talking points from his introductory press conference no matter what happened. He was saying the same things after his opening day loss against Clemson in 2019, the loss against The Citadel in 2019, the win against Miami in 2019, signing a top 25 class in 2020, the loss to close out 2020 against Pitt, 2021 win against UNC, losing the last 2 games of 2021 by a combined score of 100-0, a 42-0 blowout loss to Ole Miss, and his last game against UCF this year. Everything Collins said happened was “elite” and at a “high level.” There we’re never any changes on the field or in his demeanor. He never focused on the football, gave insight as to what went wrong, or even highlighted things we were good at.
Key on the other hand, has been able to identify problems, and work to have them fixed on the field. Our QB and OL play against Miami was atrocious, so what happened? He gave play calling duties to Weinke and we went on the road and beat a ranked UNC. Then we played probably our best half of football all year against the #1 team in the country at UGA. We faded down the stretch, but I’ll be damned if we didn’t come out ready to play.
Collins may have said the “right” things from the get-go, but he never made any adjustments to his rhetoric or coaching. Collins was focused more about what he said that what he did. Key is the opposite. He is focused on doing
the right things, and he’s smart enough and capable enough as a communicator to be able to speak about those things at press conferences when speaking to fans and the media.