What took them so long?
Thomas had just completed his 10th season with Alcorn State (2-8, 2-7 SWAC) after a 31-19 loss to in state rival Jackson State on Saturday in the annual Capital City Classic.
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Thomas, a 1977 Alcorn graduate, had a 48-61 in his 10 seasons as coach.
A news release sent by Lijuna Weir, Alcorn’s interim director of university relations, said in part: “The university believes that it is in the best interest of the student-athletes in general and the university as a whole to obtain new leadership for the football program.”
The release also said that university officials met with Thomas and discussed “other non-coaching options that he may consider starting January 2008.”
Thomas could not be reached for comment.