By Steven J. Gaither
Southern is one step closer to locking in its football coach for a long(er) term deal.
Dawson Odums has agreed in principle to a deal that would extend his current contract two seasons and give him a slight bump in pay, according to the Baton Rouge Advocate.
“He’s going to be getting a modest raise throughout the end,” Odums’ agent Burton Rocks told the paper. “It’s incremental each year. It’s a good raise because of the economic situation Southern is in.”
SU has gone 29-7 in SWAC play since he took over the program full-time in 2013 after serving as the interim coach in 2012. He led the team to the 2013 SWAC title and the 2014 title game.