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Kennesaw State’s Bohannon brushes aside Georgia Southern questions

Days from hosting Monmouth in a game that will decide the Big South Conference title, Kennesaw State football coach Brian Bohannon brushed aside any questions Wednesday about the coaching vacancy at Georgia Southern.

“Right now, my complete focus is on this game, these kids and everything going on here,” he said. “That’s it.”

Asked if he, or anyone representing him, has been contacted by Georgia Southern, or anyone representing the Eagles, Bohannon said, “My focus is 100 percent on this game, these kids and what’s going on here this week.”

Georgia Southern fired Tyson Summers on Oct. 22 after starting his second season 0-6. He finished with a 5-13 record. He had a base annual salary of $500,000.

The Eagles, six-time FCS national champs, have experienced modest success since moving up to FBS in the Sun Belt Conference. Willie Fritz led the Eagles to records of 9-3 and 8-4 in their first two seasons before he left for Tulane and was replaced by Summers.

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Bohannon, in his first stint as a head coach, has led the Owls to a 23-9 record on the FCS level, including going 9-1 this season. The Owls run the same offense that powered the Eagles to their national titles.

Bohannon is a 1993 graduate of Georgia. He was part of a coaching staff that led the Eagles to two national championships. He has also been an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb, Navy and Georgia Tech. 

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