Can Alcorn State repeat?
The Braves won 10 games en route to the school’s first SWAC championship since 1994. Alcorn State has quarterback John Gibbs Jr. back to run a offense that was among the best in the FCS that will be without offensive coordinator Willie Simmons in 2015. The defense will be stout as ever. But Alcorn State will have a mighty big target on its back.
Is Harold Jackson on the hot seat?
After being out of college football for five years, Harold Jackson was a surprising hire by Jackson State.
Jackson’s first year did not go so well as the Tigers struggled through a lifeless 5-7 season.
There were calls from the fan base to replace Jackson midway through the regular season.
With Jackson being the highest-paid coach in the SWAC, the expectations are lofty. He was hired to win now. If he doesn’t, 2015 could be his last.
Will Brian Jenkins be a distraction at Alabama State?
Brian Jenkins is probably the best head coach in all of Black College Football. But he also carries some noticeable baggage. His departure from Bethune-Cookman was shrouded in controversy after reports surfaced he allegedly threatened players, coaches, and even violated NCAA rules.
Even though he has not coached his first game at Alabama State, the NCAA is investigating Jenkins and the program for violating practice restrictions.
Jenkins might be a great head coach, but he’s been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons as of late.