Brian Jenkins has maintained his status as the hot, young head coach that’s in demand throughout Black College Football.

As the hot coach, your name will be tied — or be rumored to be tied — to most job openings.

Jenkins, who is currently at Bethune-Cookman, has flirted with the likes of Southern, Jackson State and even the now defunct UAB football program in recent years.

A recent report indicated that Jenkins denied being a candidate for the open Alabama State job once held by Reggie Barlow before he was fired on Nov 24.

“I have not applied for nothing,” Jenkins told the News Journal. “I work for B-CU and B-CU only. Can’t control others’ interest. Big recruiting weekend this week. Really don’t need this.”

Loci Baker, chairman of Alabama State’s board of trustees, told the Advertiser that Jenkins likely would be one of the top names on ASU’s list, but he did not say Jenkins applied for the job.

Baker also told the Advertiser the financially-strapped school likely would not be able to afford the Wildcats’ successful coach or other top targets.

When asked if the Hornets have the money to pay Jenkins, Baker said, “No. No way.”

Jenkins has a 46-14 record in five seasons at Bethune-Cookman. The Wildcats have a 34-6 conference record under Jenkins with three FCS playoff appearances.


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