Reggie Barlow Critical of Contract Status with Alabama State
The Montgomery Advertiser today published an in-depth interview with Alabama State head football coach Reggie Barlow. Less than two years removed from a run to the SWAC football championship game, Barlow gives a candid look at his frustration about his contract, which is guaranteed only through the end of this year, and yet-to-arrive raises for coaches on his staff.
“When you feel like you have a good (coach) who is positive in the community, you should hold on to them,” Barlow said. “The grass ain’t always greener.”
I’m hoping that prior to getting started back up (in preparation for the 2012 season), we can get something that’s really long term or that has a commitment on both sides that’s for more than two years. Because once you do one of (the years in a two-year guarantee), you’re back to that one-year mark and that’s where we are now.You’d like to have something set in stone so that when you go out and recruit, you can be aggressive and let the kids know I’m going to be here and you can continue to build your program.” (Montgomery Advertiser)
Barlow and the Hornets were relieved of NCAA probation in December 2011, which will add scholarships and recruiting time for the upcoming season.