Alcorn State selects Spears to coach football

Published 1:17 pm Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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.

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