Fifth Quarter has learned that Chris Collins has agreed to a new two-year deal that will keep him as defensive backs coach for the Kentucky Wildcats football team until 2025. Collins has been an important part of the Wildcats staff since 2021 following Steve Clinksdale’s departure to Michigan. Collins was instrumental in securing some key names in this year’s recruiting class including Grant Godfrey, Tavion Gadson, and Jaremiah Anglin. His prowess, especially with Metro-Atlanta area, has proven to be a valuable asset over the years. Collins’ unit also proved valuable on the pitch, ranking second in pass defense in the SEC last year, and seventh in the country.
Although no figures were disclosed, we know that Collins will be paid $375,000 during his first year, and $400,000 in the subsequent year. Given his undeniable impact on the team’s defensive backs and the Wildcats’ defensive unit, there’s no doubt that Collins has a bright future ahead of him in the coaching ranks. His extension is not only a win for the Wildcats but also a nod to Collins’ coaching prowess.
As the Wildcats continue to gear up for the forthcoming season, Collins’ guarantee is a huge win for the program. The team’s recruiting is continuing at breakneck speed, and we can only hope that Collins’ amazing ability to land star recruits will bear more fruit in the coming months.