Co-Lin names State assistant as head FB coach

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 9, 2004

WESSON (AP) &045; A former Mississippi State assistant football coach, facing allegations of NCAA rules violations, has been named head coach at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson.

Glenn Davis, who served as the Co-Lin offensive coordinator in 1995-96, is returning to the Wesson school. Davis will remain under contract at Mississippi State through June 30, then take over at Co-Lin on July 1, Co-Lin athletic director Gwyn Young said Wednesday.

Davis, who coached running backs at MSU from 1997 through the 2003 season, is named in several rules violations, including unethical conduct, in a notice of allegations MSU received from the NCAA last month.

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MSU has until March 2 to respond to the charges. Davis’ attorney, Mike Younger, said he was prohibited by the NCAA from commenting on the allegations.

Co-Lin’s Young said he researched the charges and is convinced that Davis did nothing wrong.

&uot;It’s an allegation,&uot; Young said. &uot;They can say that about whoever. Just because somebody says something doesn’t mean we’re not going to look at somebody’s credentials and see if they’re the best fit for the job.&uot;

Asked what his research told him about Davis and the NCAA, Young said: &uot;We feel like nothing’s going to happen.&uot;

Young said Davis can call recruits for Co-Lin but will not be allowed to make in-person contact with recruits.