Saturday, August 20, 2016
HOUSTON, Texas -- Followers of the Texas Southern football program are hoping the hire of a head coach with Houston roots will make the team relevant again.
TSU hasn't had a winning season since 2010 and finished 3-7 (2-7 in the SWAC) in 2015. So Michael Haywood, who was born and raised not far from TSU in South Park, will face some challenges.
"It's a process right now, and we're looking for an exciting year," said Haywood, a product of St. Thomas High School. "We're renovating our facility. … We're going to provide a great opportunity to play great football in Texas."
Haywood, a former head coach at Miami (Ohio) and a former player and offensive coordinator at Notre Dame (2005-08), is replacing Darrell Asberry, who was 12-31 (9-27 SWAC) in his four years directing the Tigers.