Richmond, VA – There wasn't ever a Plan B for Wayne Lineburg.
Luckily for Lineburg, Plan A worked out, as he was introduced as the interim head football coach at the University of Richmond Wednesday morning.
Former head coach Latrell Scott - who was 6-5 in one season with the Spiders - resigned Tuesday after being charged with a DWI in Henrico County Monday night. It was Scott's second DWI charge in seven years.
"I'm honored they came and asked me," Lineburg said. "It's my obligation and the staff's obligation to carry on."
Lineburg, the offensive coordinator at Richmond from 2004 to 2006 under current Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson, and last season under Scott, will continue to run the offense in addition to his new head coaching duties.
With just 10 days till the Spiders open the season at Duke, Lineburg isn't shaking anything up before the season begins.
"With when we're doing this, it's just about keeping continuity on the offense, continuity on defense and continuity on special teams, that's the most important thing right now," Lineburg said.
The son of a high school football coach, Lineburg has always had the goal of becoming a head coach and had several mentors to lean on. They included his father Norman, a member of the Virginia High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Clawson and long-time William & Mary coach Jimmye Laycock.
Whether or not Lineburg has the interim tag removed remains to be seen, as a full search will commence after the season.
"We can't worry about the end of the year right now," Lineburg said. "We've got to take it game-by-game and control what we can each week."
Richmond was 6-5 last season. It was ranked 16th in The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS Top 25.