Sources tell FootballScoop tonight that Bobby Lamb will not return to lead the Mercer program.
The program has now announced the decision. From their announcement:
"Days like today are very difficult, especially when you are talking about someone like Bobby Lamb."
"Everyone at Mercer has the utmost respect for Bobby, his family, the football staff and our student-athletes. We have all worked side-by-side to start and grow the Mercer football program from a dream to an actual reality. Bobby Lamb shouldered the majority of that burden and workload in that process. We can never thank him enough."
Lamb had a 40-39 record leading the program, which was brought back in 2011 after over a 70-year absence. That mark includes back-to-back 5-6 seasons in 2018 and 2019.
Before taking over the Mercer program, Lamb led Furman (FCS - SC) for nine seasons. During that nearly decade-long run with the program, Lamb led the Paladins to double-digit wins twice and to the FCS playoffs four times, including a semifinal appearance in 2005.
Raised in Georgia, being chosen to help resurrect the Mercer program as the first head coach of the modern era after such a long absence without football on campus truly had to be a special opportunity for Lamb.
The school is opening up a national search immediately for his replacement, with CarrSports Consulting serving as counsel.
See the full release here.