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Holmes era begins for Hampton at MEAC/SWAC Challenge

Originally Published: August 27, 2008
By Donald Hunt | Special to ESPN.com

When Hampton meets Jackson State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Sunday at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. (ESPN2, 2 p.m. ET), the Pirates' Jerry Holmes will be making his head coaching debut.

Actually, Holmes will be doing more than that.

He will be replacing a legend, Joe Taylor, who spent 16 years at Hampton. Taylor posted an impressive 136-49-1 record, including three consecutive MEAC titles from 2004 to 2006 before slipping to a 6-5 mark in 2007. He also won four Black College ...

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