A familiar face in the college football circles could land in Monroe. According to a report from Football Scoop, Hopson is being targeted for the vacant defensive coordinator position. Former DC Zac Alley joined former Warhawks offensive coordinator, Rich Rodriguez, at Jacksonville State.

Hopson served as a defensive analyst, under Mike Leach, at Mississippi State during the 2021 season. Before that, he was the head coach for Southern Miss for five seasons.

Current offensive coordinator, Matt Kubik, served under Hopson in Hattiesburg, previously.