Jackson State football fans have seen enough apparently.
Following Jackson State’s 27-23 loss to Mississippi Valley State on homecoming weekend, disgruntled JSU supporters created an online petition to express their desire to have head coach Harold Jackson and AD Vivian Fuller fired.
A petition posted on the website change.org has already garnered 49 signatures as of Saturday night.
After winning back-to-back SWAC East championships in 2012 and 2013 before losing in the conference championship in both seasons to Arkansas Pine-Bluff and Southern, JSU parted ways with longtime head coach Rick Comegy after eight seasons.
In came Jackson, who was supposed to get a veteran bunch over the hump using his wealth of football coaching experience, although he had been out of the college game for five years. However, JSU currently sits at 3-4 in 2014, including ugly home losses to Grambling State, Prairie View and Mississippi Valley State. Ironically, each school picked up their first conference win of the season at Jackson State’s expense.
Part of the user submitted letter laments how the program has become a “disgrace” during Jackson’s very brief tenure.
(Vivian) Fuller then hired a new head coach (Harold Jackson) who has turned the schools football team into a laughingstock. Most noticeably a loss to a team that has not beat Jackson State University in 19 years (Mississippi Valley State). Under their leadership JSU football program has become a disgrace an abomination and downright pathetic.
For better or worse, Jackson is under contract for two more years after the 2014 season.