Report: Marshall Faulk a candidate for Southern’s head coaching job

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Deion Sanders has started something.

The Hall of Fame cornerback took the head coaching job at Jackson State University last September. Marshall Faulk could be next.

The Hall of Fame running back and Southern University have mutual interest about Faulk becoming its head coach, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Faulk, a Louisiana native, has had conversations with the school, but nothing is imminent.

Both Jackson State and Southern play in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

7 responses to “Report: Marshall Faulk a candidate for Southern’s head coaching job

  1. If this country wasn’t so systemically racist he would be considered for a head coaching position in the NFL. Maybe one day this country will even be progressive enough to have a Black president.

  2. Deion took a coaching job, now everyone thinks they can, too. Deion puts in the work. It was like when John Elway became a GM, every ex-QB started getting linked to every GM job. Then they realized it was actually a job, and they went back to retirement, or to their TV studio gig.

  3. I believe Marshall knows football. I don’t believe he can be a great coach, nor recruiter based on zero experience. Now if he was falling into a top flight program with time-tested systems, and long-term coordinators in place, I would change my opinion.
    That being said, he was one of the few RBs who have been noted to call blocking schemes with an inexperienced QB. But recruiting is a whole different animal.

  4. Marshall Faulk was legendary for his preparation and work ethic. Good role model as a coach if that carries over.

  5. CharlieCharger,

    I would lean more towards HBCUs working to recruit talent by having a well established name (that also happens to be a HoF’er) lead the team.

    Plenty of players would rather have that experience than play D-1 or D-2 in a small, rural college town.

  6. Just because your a great NFL player doesnt mean you’ll be a good college coach. Many have tried, few have success.

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