USA Head Coach Joey Jones Narrowing List Of Possible DC Candidates

December 28, 2012 · By · Filed Under Football 
Coach Joey Jones

Head Coach Joey Jones speaks to his team after the conclusion of the Jaguars first practice of preseason camp.

Reports are that South Alabama head football coach Joey Jones has narrowed down the list of applicants to six or seven to fill the defensive coordinator position. Interviews will be conducted over the next day or two for the list of candidates. The position became available when Coach Bill Clark accepted the head coaching position Jacksonville State University.

None of the names have been released but two names have cropped up as possibilities for the position. There has not been any confirmation that these two names are on the list to be interviewed or extend beyond internet rumor. But former Alabama head football coach Mike Dubose’s name has been tossed around and former Alabama player and former Mississippi State head football coach Sylvester Croom has been mentioned.

South Alabama secondary coach Duwan Walker will likely accept the defensive coordinator position on his friend Bill Clark’s staff. It is unknown if any other defensive staff have been or will be approached by Clark or Walker, if he is indeed hired, to fill positions on the staff.

According to AL.com, Coach Jones received more than 150 applicants for the position and was not surprised by the number of applicants. “This is a good, Division I coordinator’s job,” Jones said in their interview. “It pays well and it’s a good situation here. I expected to get a lot of people applying for the job.”

It’s likely that Coach Jones will fill the position by January 11 when coaches can continue recruiting for the February 6, when high school seniors can beging signing their National Letter-Of-Intent’s for the school of their choice. Although, that is not a hard deadline.

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