McFarlin confirmed the news to the AJC on Thursday evening, saying he would start Monday under coach Brent Key, who got the job permanently Nov. 29 after leading the Yellow Jackets as the interim coach the final eight games. Tech won four of its final eight games under Key.
“I’ve known coach Key for several years and was excited for him to get the job,’' McFarlin said. “He has a vested interested in Tech, and there’s no doubt he’s going to move the program in the right direction. For me, the timing just seemed to be right, and I am excited and grateful for the opportunity.’'