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Jay Hopson not a candidate for Jackson State vacancy, sources say

Jay Hopson's future is unknown, but an in-state SWAC reunion with one program is highly unlikely.

The former Southern Miss head football coach is not a candidate for the Jackson State football coaching vacancy, sources told the Clarion Ledger Wednesday night.

Hopson had a 32-17 record at Alcorn State in his 2012-15 tenure with the Braves. He led Alcorn to the SBN Black College Championship in 2014, and the 2015 Celebration Bowl, unofficially known as the "HBCU National Championship."

In his head coaching stint at Southern Miss, which lasted one game into his fifth season, Hopson coached 11 Conference-USA first team players and four NFL players, including Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Quez Watkins.