Coaching change season is nigh upon us, with Will Muschamp‘s dismissal at Florida on Sunday as the first A-list opening in 2014.
And now we’ve had our second “first” of the season, with Nicholls State becoming the first school to fill a vacancy by hiring Louisiana-Lafayette defensive backs coach Tim Rebowe. The move was first reported by RiverParishFootball.com and confirmed by FootballScoop.com. Tulane co-defensive coordinator Lionel Washington also reportedly interviewed for the gig.
Rebowe declined to comment to The Advertiser.
The move would make all sorts of sense for Nicholls State, located in Thibodaux, La.
Rebowe is Louisiana-Lafayette’s primary recruiter, and has spent his entire life in southern Louisiana. Born in Norco, La., Rebowe graduated from Destrehan High School, attended LSU, and has since coached at Destrehan High School for seven years, Nicholls State for six, Louisiana-Monroe for three, and then spent the past 11 years at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Rebowe interviewed for the Nicholls State job the last time it came open in 2010 before it eventually went to Charlie Stubbs, who stepped down on Sept. 14 due to “major health concerns.”
The Colonels are 0-11 this season and will conclude the year against Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette, meanwhile, has improved to 7-3 after a 1-3 start; the Ragin’ Cajuns will host Appalachian State on Saturday and conclude the regular season at Troy on Nov. 29.
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