Written by Eric Jackson
VSU co-defensive coordinator and defensive line coach, Earl Chambers, could be leaving Valdosta for Georgia Southern University after interviewing for the same position Tuesday afternoon in Statesboro.
According to footballscoop.com Twitter feed, “Georgia Southern, sources close tell us [them] Earl Chambers is strong candidate; but decision is not final.”
GSU is looking to replace Coach John Scott Jr., who left after the 2011 season to join Texas Tech where he now serves as assistant defensive line coach.
Along with a sit-down interview with coaches and directors on Tuesday, Coach Chambers got a chance to meet several Eagle football players.
“He seemed pretty cool, he only just asked a couple questions,” GSU defensive end, Rashad Williams, said. “He seemed like he don’t really take no BS. He was kind of serious with his questions.”
Victor Cabral will continue to serve as the Eagle’s interim defensive line coach until GSU finalizes its permanent hire of a candidate with more experience.
Former VSU offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, Robby Brown, was the first to depart to Division I-FCS Northwestern State a couple weeks following the national championship.
Coach Chambers could be the second VSU coach to leave and move on to Division I-FCS.
After his playing days as a strong safety for the University of Georgia, he served five years as a Bulldog graduate assistant coach before accepting the defensive line coach position at VSU in 2005.
A successful recruiter as well a coach, Chambers helped guide the Blazers to a 70-22 record during his tenure, as well as a pair of national championship wins.
The Spectator attempted to contact Coach Chambers, however he declined to comment.
The GSU football team starts morning workouts next week.