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Report: South Alabama To Hire Central Arkansas's Steve Campbell

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South Alabama, which has had one head coach in program history, will have a new leader next fall.

Central Arkansas head coach Steve Campbell, whose Bears reached the second round of the FCS playoffs for the second straight season this fall, will take over the Jaguars.

FootballScoop broke the news this afternoon.

Campbell is 33-15 in four years at Central Arkansas. Earlier in his career, he spent three seasons as head coach at Division II Delta State. He captured the DII national title in 2000 with the Statesmen. Between the two, Campbell had a brief stint as offensive line coach at Mississippi State, and was head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College from 2004-2013.

Jones announced his resignation on November 20. He finishes with a 52-50 FBS record with the Jaguars. The program made the leap from FCS to FBS in 2012, after launching in 2009.