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Alcorn State selects Spears to coach football

Alcorn State University Sports Information Director Gus Howard said Wednesday morning that the school will introduce Alabama State Offensive Coordinator Melvin Spears as head football coach.

Spears, a former Braves receiver, replaces Earnest Collins, who left Alcorn in December to coach at his alma mater, Northern Colorado. He will be formally introduced at 2 p.m. today at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Jackson.