“It wasn’t an easy decision leaving my guys,” Candeto said. “It’s never easy to say, ‘Hey, I’m out of here’ to the kids you’ve recruited.”
Candeto was hopeful that, after a year, perhaps a job on the coaching staff would open up, but was under no illusion that one would. If not, he figured he would look for a coaching job elsewhere. Monday, Candeto’s hopes will be officially realized, when he conducts his first practice as Tech’s quarterbacks and B-backs coach as the replacement for Bryan Cook, now the offensive coordinator at Georgia Southern.
“It’s a little more natural for me to be on that (coaching) side more so than the operations side,” Candeto said. “Not that I didn’t enjoy it, but I’m excited to be back on the field coaching.”