Bohannon’s name quickly surfaced Tuesday as a potential lead candidate to replace Jeff Monken, who became the new coach at Army.
“I’m 100 percent committed to Kennesaw State University,” he said. “I’m extremely happy for Jeff. I think it’s an awesome opportunity for him, but I have no interest in that job.”
He also said that as of Tuesday afternoon, no one from Georgia Southern had contacted him.
Bohannon’s name surfaced because of his long-time connection to the Statesboro campus. Bohannon spent five seasons at Georgia Southern as an assistant for current Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson. With the Eagles, Bohannon coached the wide receivers for three seasons and the defensive backs for two. During his stay there, Georgia Southern finished as the Division I-AA national runner-up in 1998 and then claimed back-to-back national championships in 1999 and 2000.
Kennesaw State Athletic Director Vaughn Williams said he had not been contacted by anyone from Georgia Southern either, but added he would allow Bohannon to talk to GSU if they called.
“Me and Brian talked (Tuesday,” Williams said. “If they want to talk to him they can. But he’s our coach and I’m not concerned at all.”
During his introductory press conference in March, Bohannon said he was a very loyal person that did not look as one job as preparation for another one, but considering his ties, Eagles fans could see this as an opportunity for him to renew those loyalties with a program he helped lead to the highest levels of Division I-AA. And it would be a chance to be a head coach on the Football Bowl Subdivision level as Georgia Southern makes its move into the Sunbelt Conference.
“I don’t look at it that way,” Bohannon said. I’m building this program. I want to be here.”