Former Grambling head coach Melvin Spears is now the offensive coordinator at Alabama State. Speculation of the news began earlier this week, but the (Baton Rouge) Advocate reported Spears confirmed the news on Saturday.
“I kind of backed into it,” Spears said. “Coach (Reggie) Barlow wanted to shuffle his staff and wanted to have a more vertical-type passing game. My name comes up anytime you hear that.”
Spears has established himself as a solid offensive coordinator and recruiter. This move to Alabama State could be the next step to eventually securing a another head coaching job. Some are even speculating that Alabama State head coach Reggie Barlow may have (unknowingly) hired his future replacement.