The Dec. 19 Celebration Bowl might be the last game for Jay Hopson as head coach of Alcorn State.

Hopson has emerged as a candidate for the vacant Louisiana-Monroe job.  A source close to the coaching search said Hopson is one of the top three candidates for the job, but did not know whether he will interview before the end of the week.

The Warhawks, of the Football Bowl Subdivision, fired coach Todd Berry Nov. 14 after catching a 59-21 beatdown at the hands of eventual Sun Belt Conference champion Arkansas State.

A News Star article published earlier this week listed Hopson as a possible candidate, weighing his pros and cons against other likely candidates.


  1. Did he apply or was he recruited?? But then again, there has been speculation about him leaving since our first winning season…smdh…

  2. Congrats to Coach Hopson and Alcorn. It’s a nice sign that our coaches are now getting looks and chances to make more money. That speaks to the growth of the SWAC and quality of coaches and players .

  3. There are a number of successful coaches listed in the article you referenced. There is a strong possibility Hopson returns.


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