The South Alabama football team has made a change at the offensive coordinator position. The Jaguars hope it’s addition by subtraction, as they’re yet to announce who will be replacing the outgoing offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent.
South Alabama is off to a 1-3 start, though two of those losses have come against programs that are clearly a cut-above the relatively young Sun Belt conference program.
Dropping their first two games to Ole Miss and Oklahoma State, the Jaguars came roaring back to beat Alabama A&M 45-0 in their third game of the season. They lost an overtime heartbreaker to the Idaho Vandals in Week 4.
An NBC report doesn’t make it plain what prompted the parting of ways between Vincent and the South Alabama football program, but a statement released by coach Joey Jones made the decision official:
“Sunday afternoon Coach Vincent came to me and expressed concern about our current status and what is best for our program moving forward. After meeting with him, a decision was made to relieve him of his duties,” Jones said in a released statement. “Bryant is a great friend and has always had the best interests of our student-athletes in mind. I sincerely appreciate all of his hard work. I wish him the very best.”
It is unclear who will take over play calling duties for the rest of the season, though the belief is that Jones will call the offense himself.
Vincent also served as quarterbacks coach for the Jaguars program, a role that could be filled with an outside hire if they are unable to find a suitable replacement in house.
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