Archie Collins has contributed in a major way to the success of Pitt's nationally ranked defense as an outstanding secondary coach. Pitt was ranked #9 in the country in interceptions and led the ACC in the 2020 season,
Despite playing an abbreviated season, it was the Panthers' highest interception total in eight years.
Prior to Pitt, Collins spent five seasons at Central Michigan (2013-17) as defensive pass game coordinator in 2017, the Chippewas lead the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in interceptions (19), fewest passing yards allowed (185.5 yards per game) and pass efficiency defense (108.8 rating).
He was recognized as a finalist for the 2017 Football Scoop Defensive Back Coach of the Year award. He has all earned recognition as a recruiter Collins being named the MAC’s Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com.
In this Coach and Coordinator Quickcast, Coach Collins shares his 5 main philosophies of coaching, traits of the Panther DBs, and how they coach up their players to avoid common tackling errors.
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