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Southern Miss loses secondary coach to basketball

Well, this is certainly something you don’t hear about very often.

According to the Hattiesburg American, Southern Miss secondary coach Je’Ney Jackson has decided to leave Larry Fedora‘s coaching staff.  Not only that, Jackson’s actually leaving the sport entirely as he is set to become an assistant basketball coach at an unnamed school in Indiana.

Needless to say, Fedora is not pleased about this development coming so close to the start of summer camp.

“It was a decision on his part,” Fedora said. “It’s not something I was real excited about. He felt like that was something he wanted to do.

“I think it had to do with a whole lot less hours. It’s a lot less work so he’d have more free time. So essentially, he didn’t want to coach football.”

Jackson was hired by Fedora back in February after spending the past five years at Kansas.  Fedora said a replacement could be hired soon, with the leading contender for the unexpected vacancy being a coach who was originally considered for the opening earlier this year.  It’s unclear just who that coach is.

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  1. edgy says: Jul 6, 2010 12:23 PM

    When they lose a primary coach, that’ll be news. :)

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