Updated Oct. 23, 2014

Florida A&M is on a modest two-game winning streak weeks after reports surfaced  that head coach Earl Holmes might be on his way out after the team went winless the first two months of the regular season..

A story published by FootballScoop.com indicated Holmes would be fired after FAMU lost to Morgan State on Oct. 4.

FAMU had started the season 0-5 for the first time in school history.

The Tallahassee Democrat reported that night Holmes had not been told he was going to be fired.

Athletics director Kellen Winslow Sr. denied speculation that any decision on Holmes had been made.

“Any quotes attributed to me about the status of FAMU head coach Earl Holmes are unfounded,” according to a statement released by the school.

Holmes himself said he was unaware of any rumors that his job was in jeopardy, as he never received any signs from the administration that was the case.

“At the end of the day, I don’t go online,” he told a local Tallahassee TV station. “I’m just trying to prepare the team to play the best football it can play.”

Since the loss to Morgan State, FAMU has beaten Savannah State and Howard.

Holmes is 6-11 at FAMU since 2013.

Update: Florida A&M Fires Earl Holmes As Head Football Coach


  1. Great work…Kellen Winslow is trying to clean house there and I expect to see another NFL great there trying to bring back the success the program had in the 70’s and 80’s. Times have changed with budgets and short falls hurting HBCU’S. Famu is a great job with the right resources and great high school talent there in the State. Who ever gets that job will have to recruit Florida well along with the emergence of BCC as a Meac power.

  2. FAMU has a bad habit of by and large only hiring black FAMU alumni. Exception is baseball coach Jamey Shouppe. If FAMU would look for someone OUTSIDE of FAMU, possibly white if they dare not be prejudiced, they might find a winner.


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