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Alcorn to announce new football coach

LORMAN (AP) — Alcorn State University has rescheduled the announcement of the hiring of a new football coach.

The announcement had been expected after the Braves’ spring game Saturday in Lorman.

ASU president Dr. M. Christopher Brown says the announcement will now come during May 7-11 commencement.

Brown says he is reviewing the candidates’ application packets and the interview committee’s final reports. There are three candidates for the job.

Former Southern Miss and Memphis defensive coordinate Jay Hopson has withdrawn as a candidate.

The candidates are current director of football operations Todd McDaniel, Northern Colorado offensive coordinator Michael Armour and former Kentucky State head coach Fredrick Farrier.

Football coach Melvin Spears was fired in February after just one season on the job. Spears led the Braves to a 2-8 record last fall.