Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Source: MSU extends offer to Alcorn State's Jay Hopson

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Mississippi State has offered Alcorn State head coach Jay Hopson a position on staff, a source confirmed to The Clarion-Ledger on Tuesday.

Hopson, a Vicksburg native, has been at the helm of Alcorn State since 2012. He guided the Braves to back-to-back first-place finishes in the SWAC's Eastern Division, and the Braves played in the Celebration Bowl in 2015. It's still uncertain how much interest Hopson would have transitioning from head coach to a position coach without any titles.

FootballScoop.com first reported the offer.

MSU coach Dan Mullen hoped to fill the vacancy left by Deshea Townsend with someone who has close ties to Mississippi to help in recruiting, another source said. Townsend accepted a position with the NFL's Tennessee Titans to coach their defensive backs.

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