It has been a week since Willie Simmons resigned as Florida A&M head coach to take a running back coach position at Duke.
Since then, speculation of who could possibly be in line to replace Simmons immediately emerged.
Names such as Los Angeles Rams offensive analyst KJ Black and current Albany State head coach Quinn Gray — both of whom had ties to the school — were mentioned as candidates or potential hires.
The FAMU football team even weighed on the matter, decisively placing their support behind interim head coach James Colzie III in a letter directed to university president Dr. Larry Robinson and Director of Athletics Tiffani-Dawn Sykes.
According to Rattler Nation, an independent blog that covers Florida A&M athletics, the next man targeted to lead the football team will be current Fort Valley State head coach Shawn Gibbs.