Update: Barlow has stated via social media that he is still the head coach at Virginia State University. We will continue to monitor this situation.
Hold your Trojan Horses. Barlow says he’s still at VSU on the ‘gram.
More as it becomes available. pic.twitter.com/HogFHLhytr
— HBCU Gameday (@HBCUGameday) January 9, 2018
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It looks like for the third time in four years, Virginia State will be looking for a new head coach.
Reggie Barlow is expected to take a job as wide receivers coach with the Oakland Raiders, according to a report by the Sporting News. No official move has been announced, but Barlow’s Instagram story did show that he had landed in San Francisco, and was hanging out with Jerry Rice. He also took a photo with legendary Raiders linebacker Ted Hendricks.
Barlow led Virginia State to a 19-3 record in two seasons, winning the CIAA title in his second season in the league while leading his team to an unbeaten regular season. He went 9-2 his first season at VSU.
An Old Connection
The former Alabama State star played two seasons under new Raiders head coach Jon Gruden with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in 2002 and 2003. He played five years in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Bucs, spending one off-season with the Raiders.
Before coming over to the CIAA, Barlow spent seven seasons as head coach at his alma mater before being fired following the 2014 season.
This is the second time since 2014 that Virginia State has lost its coach following a CIAA title. Latrell Scott left for Norfolk State after leading his team to the title that season.