By Steven J. Gaither
Hours after losing its homecoming game to its old coach, at least one Jackson State supporter wants the new one gone too. A petition to fire head coach Harold Jackson and athletic director Vivian Fuller has surfaced on Change.org.
“Vivian Fuller fired Head Coach Rick Comegy. A coach that lead Jackson State to 4 SWAC Championship appearances. Fuller then hired a new head coach (Harold Jackson) who has turned the schools football team into a laughingstock. Most noticeably a loss to a team that has not beat Jackson State University in 19 years (Mississippi Valley State). Under their leadership JSU football program has become a disgrace an abomination and downright pathetic.”
The petition was posted by Tim Jones and just hit the 50 signature mark. The post was apparently written after Saturday’s 27-23 homecoming loss to Mississippi Valley State. JSU, the defending SWAC East champ, is now 3-4 (1-3 in the SWAC).