Troy’s interim head coach aims for bowl eligibility

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:18 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 10:48 PM CST
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TROY, Ala. (WSFA) - The Troy Trojans still have goals to reach and accomplish for 2021, said Athletic Director Brent Jones and interim head coach Brandon Hall Tuesday, despite a disappointing football season that brought an end over the weekend to the Chip Lindsey era.

Hall, the Trojans’ defensive coordinator until he was tapped to lead the team on Sunday, called the last 48 hours a “whirlwind” and admitted “we’ve got our work cut out for us.”

His immediate goal is to focus on the upcoming road game against Georgia State. A sixth win would make the Trojans bowl eligible for the first time since 2018, something Hall wants to share with players, especially seniors.

Jones said the decision to dismiss Lindsey was not an easy one, but that it was based solely on wins and losses on the field. Lindsey was fired Sunday, the day after falling to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 45-7. He was in his third season with the Trojans and had an overall record of 15-19 while with the team.

Jones said the search for Troy’s next head coach will involving finding someone who is a proven winner, someone who can come in with a plan to get the Trojans back on top.

Hall, when asked about applying for the top job, said he hasn’t put his name in the hat at this point, saying he’s currently focused on the game and his players.

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