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FAMU head coach search: School expects new coach by Jan. 12

FAMU's search committee is still narrowing down applications.

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FAMU has known since Nov. 3 that it needs a new coach, but it still doesn't have one in place, according to St. Clair Murraine of the Tallahassee Democrat.

Athletic Director Derek Horne said he expects to have a new coach in place by Jan. 12, 2013.

The application process closed Dec. 11, but a "snafu during the application process" didn't allow Rick Comegy, the head coach at Jackson State, to submit his. Because of the snafu, the committee is giving extra time to review Comegy's résumé:

"It's one application and we forwarded it to them (the committee)," Horne said.

"If there is any slow up it might be little to minimum. The good thing about the committee is even though some of them might be off for the holidays they can review it and get their responses back to us.

"I feel confident that we will be doing the interviews next week when we get back. We want to make sure we gives this (Comegy's application) its just due."

FAMU is looking to replace Joe Taylor, who announced Nov. 3 he would retire after the season.

According to Murraine, four other coaches have submitted applications, including Earl Holmes and John Eason, who are both FAMU alumni. Holmes was an assistant under Taylor and has been running the team since his departure.

The Rattlers had a tough season in 2012. They went 4-7 overall and 4-4 in the conference.

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