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College Football Assistant Coach Announces Abrupt Resignation

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A college football assistant coach has announced his abrupt resignation this Friday morning. 

Georgia Tech running backs coach Mike Daniels is stepping down from his position six games through the team's regular season. 

Daniels was out recruiting for the Yellow Jackets on Thursday. It's unclear what led to his resignation. 

Donald Hill-Eley will assume Daniels' role as running backs coach. 

"Georgia Tech football assistant coach Mike Daniels has resigned from his position, effective immediately.

"'I thank Mike for his contributions to our program and student-athletes and wish him the best in the future,' interim head coach Brent Key said.

"Donald Hill-Eley, who was recently elevated to assistant coach on Georgia Tech's staff, will assume the role of running backs coach."

It's rare to see an assistant coach resign in the middle of a season. It's going to be interesting to hear what led to this. 

What's bizarre about the decision on Mike Daniels is that the Yellow Jackets are actually playing well lately. They have won two straight games. 

Georgia Tech gets a bye this weekend before playing Virginia on Oct. 20.