HailWildcats.com contacted B-CU Athletic Department officials earlier in the day. When asked, B-CU Director of Athletics Lynn W. Thompson confirmed he received a call from Vivian Fuller – Athletic Director at Jackson State University, seeking permission to speak to Bethune-Cookman head football coach Brian Jenkins about the JSU football head coaching vacancy.
“I can confirm that I did, in fact, grant permission for Jackson State to speak to Brian Jenkins about their head football coaching job,” said Thompson. “However, Coach Jenkins is in the first year of a new contract with us at B-CU. We recognize that his success has become attractive to other universities. However, based on our conversations, we feel that Coach Jenkins is committed to continue his quest towards winning a national championship here at Bethune-Cookman University.”
Jenkins has spent four seasons as B-CU’s head football coach compiling a 37-10 overall record during his tenure. He has been named MEAC coach of the year 3 times and he has won at least a share of the conference crown in 3 of his 4 seasons on the job.