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Updated Aug. 31 at 1:21 PM (CT)

Despite uncertainty about the status of football for the remainder of 2020, it appears that Jackson State is moving on from head coach John Hendrick.

A report by Football Scoop on Monday indicated that JSU is expected to fire Hendrick.

“The source shares that head coach John Hendrick has been let go. We understand that most of the staff is expected to be affected as well.”

Current offensive coordinator and former JSU football player T.C. Taylor is reportedly a candidate to become the program’s next head coach.

“In consultation with President Hudson and after a thorough review and evaluation of all aspects of our football program, I have decided that a change in leadership is in the best interest of our program and university,” Ashley Robinson, JSU athletic director, said in a statement. “I want to thank Coach Hendrick for the hard work he has done with our football program. I wish John much success in the future.”

Hendrick went 24-34 in two seasons at Jackson State, including 5-5 in the SWAC after taking over from Tony Hughes in 2018.



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