Former NFL Coach Hue Jackson Named Grambling State's New Head Coach

Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson is taking the helm of Grambling State's football program.

The former head coach for the Raiders and Cincinnati Browns reportedly agreed to a four-year contract at the Louisiana HBCU after spending the 2021 season as the offensive coordinator at Tennessee State University.

Jackson began his seven-year stint coaching in the NFL in 2011, leading the Raiders before moving on to an assistant coaching position for the Cincinnati Browns. In 2016, Jackson became the head coach before the team fired him in 2018. He returned to the team as a special assistant under Marvin Lewis for one season in 2019.

Though he hasn't been a head coach at the collegiate level before, Jackson was the offensive coordinator at USC for four years beginning in 1997.

"I'm happy for Hue to get an opportunity to be a head coach again," Jackson State University coach Deion Sanders told The Undefeated.

Jackson's move to Grambling comes after the school fired Broderick Fobbs in November.

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