Virginia State head coach Reggie Barlow could be headed to the NFL.

The Sporting News reported Tuesday that Barlow, who just finished his third season at Virginia Union, is expected to join the Oakland Raiders as a receivers coach on Jon Gruden’s staff.


Barlow and Gruden have a relationship dating back to their time together with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Barlow was a wide receiver and Gruden the head coach. Barlow caught six passes and one touchdown while in Tampa Bay.

During his coaching career, Barlow was 49-42 and won a share of three SWAC Eastern Division titles while at Alabama State from 2007 to 2014.

After his contract was not renewed following the 2014 season, Barlow took the Virginia State job, going 19-3 and winning the CIAA championship this past season.

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  1. Melvin howell

    Miles college has always been called the little brother when it comes to playing , Alabama State and Alabama A&M University.But as we all know, little brother do grow up, and this year The Golden Bears will be ready will they take on Alabama A&M, this coming season in Huntsville,Al. Miles College has reloaded with 22 signees; some to name are stand out Josh McNeal DL 6’1 285, LaQuan “Ghost ” Willian RB, from Conyers,GA and when he runs he’s ghost! Nakia Davis, Jr QB from Atlanta,GA ,B.E.S.T. Academy. Kadarrion Jones, DL 6’0 265 from Donaldsonville,La and Jay Fitch K/P from near by Bessemer, Academy mix with returning players from last year,Coach Ruffin will have the Bears ready to take on their big brothers , Alabama A&M this coming season.

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