Saturday, December 8, 2012
B-CU's Jenkins one of 3 finalists for Southern University job
DAYTONA BEACH -- Bethune-Cookman football coach Brian Jenkins is one of three finalists for the same position at Southern University, according to the Jaguars' athletic director.
In a series of text messages, Southern athletic director William Broussard said Friday that Jenkins is among the school's “Final 3,'' but they “have not confirmed a date for an on-campus visit.''
Broussard said earlier this week that he planned to interview two or three finalists next week at the Baton Rouge, La., campus and then present his final choice to Southern's Board of Supervisors at its meeting on Dec. 14.
Jenkins could not be reached for comment Friday. But B-CU athletic director Lynn Thompson said Friday night that he and Jenkins met Friday as the Wildcats hosted recruits.
“Brian and I had a great meeting,'' Thompson said. “We had a very frank discussion on what we need to do to get to the next level as we try to reach our ultimate goal of winning a national championship.
“I told him I understand how it feels to be wanted and courted. But we're getting back to business and we'll continue to do what we have been doing.''