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President of Langston University: Head football coach’s contract will not be renewed

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LANGSTON, Okla. — Langston University’s head football coach Dwone Sanders’ contract will not be renewed, according to a statement released from the college.

Sanders reportedly reached a mutual agreement with the president of the University, Dr. Kent Smith, Jr.

Another football coach and LU alum, Quinton Morgan, will stand in as head coach until the university hires someone new.

Sanders is being “reassigned to other duties effective immediately,” according to the statement.

“After careful consideration and contemplation, I have decided the University needs to take the football program in a different direction. In an effort to continue our longstanding history of excellence, Mr. Sanders and I reached a mutual and amicable decision to place the needs of the football program as priority and make this necessary change. I wish to thank Mr. Sanders for his efforts and work on behalf of Langston University and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors. I have full confidence in our Athletic Director, Donnita Drain Rogers and existing coaching staff that our team will soar to new heights, as a solid foundation has been established.”

Morgan is reportedly prepared the team for Saturday’s homecoming game against Southwest Assemblies of God.