Savannah, GA (Sports Network) - Savannah State University hasn't had a head
football coach for longer than three seasons in the last 21 years, but the
opening for the position is drawing a lot of interest.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference program announced the firing of head coach
Steve Davenport after two seasons on April 17. Since then, the Tigers program
has drawn 84 applicants, sports information director Opio Masharki said
Savannah State expects to name a new head coach by June 1, he added. The new
coach will be Savannah State's fourth in five seasons.
Cornerbacks coach Corey Barlow, the only assistant coach retained when
Davenport was fired, is serving as the interim head coach.
The Tigers finished with a 1-10 record in each of Davenport's two season in
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