Defensive coordinator Dawson Odums was named interim head coach Friday after athletic director William Broussard announced Stump Mitchell was no longer leading the charge.
The Jaguars are 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in SWAC play.
UPDATE: Southern University has released head football coach Stump Mitchell. NBC33's Matt Boudreaux is tracking this story, and found out SU officials say they'll 'reassign' Mitchell to other duties at the university.
The Southern Jaguars started the season off on a bad note Saturday when they dropped their opener 66-21 to New Mexico. Head coach Stump Mitchell watched on the sidelines as his team fell behind 35-0 in the first half.
Football Fan Fest begins a 3:00 p.m. and precedes the Jaguars final preseason scrimmage scheduled for 6:00 p.m., one week before the Sept. 1 season opener at Football Bowl Subdivision member New Mexico.