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BATON ROUGE (WBRZ) - Head football coach Dawson Odums is expected to leave Southern University for another coaching job.

Reports Tuesday said Odums is expected to take the head coaching job at Norfolk State University. When asked for comment, a Southern Athletics spokesperson said it could not confirm nor deny the reports.

Calls and texts to Odums were unanswered. The North Carolina native just closed out his ninth season with the Jaguars with a resounding victory over rival Grambling in the Bayou Classic on Saturday in Shreveport.

Southern will play their fall season starting on September 4 against Troy in Alabama.

Football Scoop, a coaching news website, reported that Odums was offered a six-year contract worth $225 thousand dollars per season at Norfolk St.. The idea of long-term job security could be something that appeals to Odums in making what some might consider a lateral coaching move.

Southern said it expects to release a statement Tuesday afternoon.

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