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Should Jackson State University pursue Jay Hopson?



Jay Hopson, former head coach at Southern Miss (Photo courtesy USM Athletics)
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After Jackson State University decided not to renew their head coach’s contract last week, it leaves a big question: Who should become JSU’s next head football coach?

The biggest coaching prospect around is former University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Jay Hopson who resigned yesterday. Many people have been leaving comments on Facebook saying that they believe the Tigers should go after Hopson who is no stranger to coaching in the SWAC.

Hopson spent four years coaching at Alcorn before he became the head coach at USM. As the Braves head coach, Hopson lead the team to two SWAC Championships and an overall 32-17 record.

He is a well respected coach and a native of Vicksburg where many of his fans are ready to see his next move. Will it be turning around JSU’s program? Will it be taking a break from coaching? Or will it be with another program that needs his expertise?

JSU’s football program hasn’t been steady since the firing of former coach Rick Comegy in 2013 after an 8-4 season and an East SWAC championship title.

In the upcoming days and weeks, fans will see Hopson’s next move, and he will have their support behind him.

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