Central Arkansas head coach Steve Campbell is expected to be named head football coach at South Alabama, a source told FootballScoop Thursday.

Campbell recently completed his fourth season as the head coach at Central Arkansas, a 10-2 campaign that saw the Bears reach the FCS playoffs. UCA also won 10 games and reached the FCS playoffs a year ago, and stands at 33-14 in his four seasons on the purple-and-gray turf.

Campbell has three times been involved with a national championship winning team, first as a player at Troy, then as head coach at Delta State in 2000 and, finally, in 2007 as head coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College.

Bruce Feldman reported Wednesday afternoon Austin Peay head coach Will Healy had a pretty good shot at landing the job, but as we reported Tuesday, our sources were confident for some time this was Campbell’s job. Source tells FootballScoop Florida receivers coach Billy Gonzales and Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey were both candidates for the job as well.

As always stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest news in the coaching profession.

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