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Comegy: ‘I heard Savannah State had an interest’ in Wilson
Coach Rick Comegy said Tuesday night that he’s “heard” Savannah State has an interest in Jackson State offensive coordinator Earnest Wilson.
This is news that was first reported on the website footballscoop.com and pointed out by you kind folk here on the blog.
Footballscoop.com reported that Savannah State was interviewing Wilson for its offensive coordinator opening.
Earnest Wilson implemented the Air Raid offense at JSU last season.
Comegy said no school has contacted him asking to interview any of his assistants. Comegy did not know if Wilson was interviewing with Savannah State, a historically black college that was granted provisional membership into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference last year.
Savannah State, which has an enrollment of about 4,000 students, went 1-10 this season. Savannah State has to meet three stipulations before becoming a full MEAC member for the 2011 football season.
Wilson did not return a phone message left for him Tuesday night, but Comegy said this about the situation with Wilson and Savannah State:
“I don’t know what coach’s plans are,” Comegy said. “He’s got to decide what he wants to do. I think JSU is a perfect fit for him. I know he’s got a great quarterback coming back. The stage is set here.”
Comegy is referring to the return of Casey Therriault for his senior season. Therriault, a finalist for the Conerly Trophy, broke a couple of JSU single-season passing records last season and tied a single season record with 31 touchdown passes. He was injured in the second quarter of the Tigers’ season-ending win over Alcorn State, just shy of breaking several more school marks.
Savannah State used two quarterbacks last season, both combing for 13 interceptions and six touchdowns.
Wilson, a disciple of Hal Mumme, brought Mumme’s Air Raid offense to Jackson State last season. The pass-happy scheme meshed perfectly with Therriault, leading to JSU’s most productive offensive output in years.
By Ross Dellenger, Clarion Ledger