Howard football appears to have a new head coach with major name recognition. Former Virginia coach Mike London has reportedly been tabbed the new coach at HU according to Brandy L. Simms of Sentinel Newspapers.
BREAKING: I’ve learned that @CoachMikeLondon will be named the new head coach at @HowardU #GoHUBison 🏈#DMV
— Brandy L. Simms (@bls1969) January 6, 2017
This would be a splashy hire for Howard, who announced following the season that coach Gary Harrell would not have his contract renewed following a 2-9 season.
London led Richmond to the FCS national title in 2008 before moving on to Virginia, where he coached from 2010 through 2015.
Currently Maryland’s defensive line coach, London has a head coaching record of 51-51.
This news comes just one day after Caylin Newton, Cam Newton’s younger brother, announced he will be attending Howard.