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Howard University, an FCS school, plans to hire University of Michigan offensive analyst Ron Prince as its head football coach, according to FootballScoop.com.

Prince served as Kansas State’s coach from 2006 to 2008, in between both of Bill Snyder’s tenures at the university. Prince went to high school at Junction City.

Prince, 49, joined Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan staff before the beginning of this season.

Before that, he had been with the Detroit Lions since 2014, serving as assistant head coach while working with the tight ends and offensive line.

After Prince’s K-State run, he had stints with the Colts and Jaguars before serving as the offensive coordinator at Rutgers.

Prince went 7-6 in his first year at K-State in 2006. He followed that up with records of 5-7 in each of the next two years.

“All coaches and competitors are the same — they just want a chance to compete,” Prince said after his firing, according to ESPN.com. “That’s what we attempted to do. We just ran out of time.”

Before he arrived in Manhattan, Prince had stints as an assistant at Dodge City Community College, Alabama A&M, South Carolina State, James Madison, Cornell.

He was Virginia’s offensive coordinator before he took over K-State’s program.

But he couldn’t make it work.

“No coach wants to not be successful and this is the first time in my career I haven’t been,” Prince said, per ESPN. “It’s very new to me. And are we disappointed? Yes.”

This article originally ran on themercury.com.


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