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Report: Arizona assistant Clarence McKinney in running for Texas Southern job

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There’s major fan outcry for the Arizona Wildcats to overhaul their coaching staff, particularly at offensive and defensive coordinator. But those may not be the only changes coming for 2019.

Per Zach Barnett of, associate head coach/running backs coach Clarence McKinney is the top candidate for the vacant head coaching position at Texas Southern.

Texas Southern, which plays at the FCS level, is in Houston. That’s where McKinney got his start in coaching, first as a high school coach and then part of Kevin Sumlin’s staff at Houston where he was the Cougars’ running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

When Sumlin went to Texas A&M in 2012 he brought McKinney along to coach the running backs and the two stayed together for the move to Arizona in 2018.