3 Worst head coach hires in Georgia Tech football history

Georgia Tech has had four coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. They have had a lot of success, but they have also gone through tough times. So who are the coaches that had it the worst with the Yellow Jackets?

Sep 5, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Geoff Collins.
Sep 5, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head coach Geoff Collins. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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1967-1971. 27-27 overall record. Bud Carson. Bud Carson. . . player. 436. Georgia Tech footbal. 3

Bud Carson may not seem like he belongs on this list, but other than one good season over the four he was head coach at Georgia Tech, he was simply below average. Carson also had to take over for those legendary coaches I talked about earlier. He was hired at Bobby Dodd and ended his time at Georgia Tech. Carson did have a .500 record going 27-27, but he still struggled throughout his time with the Yellow Jackets.

Here is a breakdown of Carson's time at Georgia Tech.

1967: 4-6 Overall
1968: 4-6 Overall
1969: 4-6 Overall
1970: 9-3 Overall
1971: 6-6 Overall

Carson could not get over the 4-6 record in his first three seasons and then found success in his fourth season. However, Carson returned to his losing ways in his fifth season, which ended with him being fired in 1971. After being fired, Carson made the move to the NFL as a coordinator.