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Reactions to the Joey Jones resignation at South Alabama

The program’s only head coach is done after nine seasons in Mobile.

NCAA Football: Oklahoma State at South Alabama
After nine seasons, two bowl appearances, and a handful of upsets it’s time for a new chapter in Mobile.
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In a somewhat expected move, Joey Jones is out as the head coach of the South Alabama football program. Jones started the program from scratch and currently sits on a 52-49 overall record with a 18-28 mark in Sun Belt play. The Jags made two bowl appearances under Jones and were known for their ability to pull off big upsets.

However, inconsistency did Jones in as South Alabama seemed to come up with multiple letdown performances each season. In hindsight, Jones should be fondly remembered for starting the South Alabama football program, but this tenure will be remembered for what could have been.

This news broke on Monday afternoon and here’s what the world of Twitter had to say about it.



This job may be the most underrated gig in the Sun Belt. Under Jones, the Jags were always able to pull in really good talent from the junior college ranks as well as being in a hotbed for recruiting. Mobile is a solid city and this program should be able to attract talent.

This is a gig where the South Alabama administration should be able to pull together a solid group of candidates. It will be essential for the next coach to be able to recruit Alabama, but with the speed the Jags usually can attract, a spread offense based on tempo may be the move.

Stay tuned as we now have two coaching searches to deal with in the Fun Belt.