It's because of a stunning turn of events over the past month, where former Spider head man Latrell Scott was dismissed from the school after being charged with a DUI offense for the second time in his career.
It seemed to be the type of opening of the season that was better suited for a horror story than an FBS upset. But fortunately for the Spiders, it was Duke who was the victim of a Spider invasion, not a Blue Devil stomping on a CAA team in disarray. (more)
Few would have thought back in May that the 37-year-old assistant would be a head coach anywhere this fall.
That's not because the Spiders' offensive coordinator wasn't a good coach — last year, he was in the process of making quarterback Aaron Corp into a budding FCS star, until the oft-injured transfer from USC had his season ended by a knee injury.
With the sudden resignation by Scott, Lineburg — a Radford, VA. native — was at the helm of a program a mere two weeks before the trip to Durham, N.C.
So what does an interim head coach, with no experience coaching any part of a football program except the offense, do two weeks before travelling to an FBS opponent?
He keeps everything in place.
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