Geoff Collins a big loss for FIU

FIU defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has been hired as linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator at Mississippi State, a blow to a Panthers team that is on the rise. How much did Collins mean in his one season on the job with FIU?

The defense improved in every major statistical category in the national rankings and Sun Belt rankings, a big reason why the Panthers won a share of their first league championship, won their first bowl game, and finished with the first winning season in school history (7-6).

Take a look at the improvement in the Sun Belt and in the nation: