Richmond, VA (WWBT)- Wayne Lineburg was handed the reigns of the Richmond Spiders' football team ten days before the team was set to kickoff in its first game. Latrell Scott's sudden resignation gave the administration no time to search, but with the season concluded, the school will look for the right man for the job.
Richmond is launching a nation-wide coaching search, with Lineburg still very much a candidate. Despite the Spiders' 3-8 record, Lineburg was told after receiving the interim tag that record would not be the sole factor in deciding if he would have that tag removed. Lineburg led the Spiders to a 3-0 start, before suffering an 0-8 CAA campaign, but Richmond lost four of those games by a total of eight points.
Sunday, Richmond athletic director Jim Miller eluded to the fact that had the Spiders come out on top in some of those games, Lineburg may have already received the permanent job. Despite the rough campaign, the interim head coach will receive heavy consideration. In the meantime, Miller and his staff are keeping their options open and also plan to search for outside candidates.
Miller said there is no timetable for this search, and Lineburg and his current staff will run the Richmond football program during the process.