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Sources: Blount, Jones up for JCSU job

Football programs across the country have already begun spring practice, but Johnson C. Smith is still looking for a head coach following the resignation of Steve Aycock in January. Sources tell HBCU Gameday that two finalists have been chosen and at least one of them interviewed on Friday.

Former Delaware State coach Kermit Blount and current North Carolina Central assistant Adrian Jones are reportedly the two finalists for the position. Blount, who also coached and played in the CIAA at Winston-Salem State, interviewed for the JCSU opening today.

Blount won two CIAA Championships as a player (’77 and ’78) and as a coach (’99, 2000).

Jones joined the NCCU football staff last year as running backs coach. Jones, who also played his college ball at NCCU, coached for eight years at Southern Durham before making the jump to college football.

JCSU is coming off a 3-7 season in 2014.

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