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Mississippi Valley Reportedly Struggling To Meet Coach’s Salary Request

Mississippi Valley State went 2-9 in 2013.

Halfway through January, Mississippi Valley State is one of a handful of schools without a head football coach. It’s not that they haven’t made a decision. On the contrary, the Delta Devils know exactly who they want to take charge of their program. The only problem now: coming up with the money.

WJTV is reporting that Mississippi Valley is struggling to come up with the money to pay former Jackson State coach Rick Comegy the salary he wants.


“WXVT tells us the school is having a hard time coming up with the money to pay Comegy a salary he desires. MVSU is looking for boosters to help pay the salary difference.

Whether MVSU can come up with the extra money or not still means Comegy would fall short of his final salary with Jackson State, which was just under $200,000 a year. “

Mississippi Valley State has a proud football tradition, producing dozens of NFL players, including all-time greats Jerry Rice and Deacon Jones. But as with most HBCUs, it’s obvious that legends don’t pay the bills. Then again, when your school’s budget has been slashed and enrollment has dropped by eight percent, you’ve probably got bigger worries than paying a football coach.

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