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MVSU starts new era with coach Rick Comegy

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 14, 2014 at 1:21 pm •  Published: August 14, 2014

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Rick Comegy has built his coaching career by resurrecting struggling programs like Tuskegee and Jackson State.

The 60-year-old might be in for his biggest challenge yet.

Comegy was hired in January to lead Mississippi Valley State, a cash-strapped school in the Southwestern Athletic Conference that finished with a 2-9 record last season. Comegy replaces Karl Morgan, who was fired after finishing with an 8-35 record over four seasons.

Comegy said he's not concerned about MVSU's recent rough seasons or the small athletic budget. He said he's never been "worried about what other people have."

One of Comegy's first tasks will be to settle on a starting quarterback. The Delta Devils have five candidates fighting for the job in fall camp, including returning seniors Patrick Ivy and Carl Davis.