This offseason many of the most recognizable HBCU programs are undergoing change at the top of their football programs. FAMU and Southern are a few of the programs still looking for a new head coach. (And you can add Bethune-Cookman to that list if current head coach Brian Jenkins moves to Southern.) It appears that Lincoln, the nation’s oldest HBCU will soon be added to that list.
FootballScoop.com reports that Olabaniji Abanishe will not be returning next season. Lincoln, however, has made no formal announcement on Abanishe’s future.
Abanishe was tabbed as the man to lead Lincoln’s return to the gridiron after nearly 50 years without a football team. Abanishe has compiled a 6-34 record at Lincoln, including a 1-9 record in the 2012 season. The team’s lone win of the year came in a 55-53 shootout against CIAA conference foe Johnson C. Smith.