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Redskins RB coach Mitchell offered open Southern position

Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) - Southern University has offered its open head football coaching position to Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell, the assistant head coach/running backs coach for the NFL's Washington Redskins.

The Redskins still have a game remaining, against San Diego on Sunday, delaying Mitchell's inevitable acceptance to coach the Jaguars next season.

"Stump Mitchell's 21 years in the NFL, 10 as a player and 11 years as a assistant coach, combined with his head coaching experience, will bring a wealth of diverse knowledge to our football program," said Greg LaFleur, Southern's athletics director.

Mitchell, 50, was head coach at Morgan State from 1996-98 before joining the NFL's Seattle Seahawks as running backs coach in 1999, where he stayed until joining Washington's staff in 2008.

Pete Richardson, who had served as Southern's head coach for the past 17 seasons, was fired after a 6-5 campaign.

12/31 17:09:58 ET