The coaching carousal is in full spin as the college football regular season came to a close this past weekend. Vacancies are being filled left and right as across the state in Auburn the Tigers have already found its Bryan Harsin replacement in Hugh Freeze. 

It appears another vacancy has been filled by a coach with heavy Alabama ties. Georgia Tech has decided to remove the 'interim' label from Brent Key's title and make him the permanent head coach of the Yellow Jackets.

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Key is a Trussville native and went to Georgia Tech to play football in the late 1990s. He went right into coaching after his college days ran out, coaching offensive line at Western Carolina, UCF, Alabama and Georgia Tech.

Key was 4-4 as the interim coach in 2022 after the Yellow Jackets started 1-3. He managed two ranked wins over Pittsburgh and North Carolina. 

Key spent time on Nick Saban's staff from 2016-18 coaching the offensive line. He notably helped recruit and develop for Evan Neal, Jedrick Wills, Emil Ekiyor, Darrian Dalcourt and Mac Jones, helping orchestrate the Tide's 2017 National Championship.

The Yellow Jackets haven't been to a bowl since appearing in the 2018 Quick Lane Bowl. He will now lead the program uninhibited as the full-time head coach trying to rebuild his alma mater.

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