BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Former LSU quarterback Marcus Randall tells 9Sports he was terminated as head football coach at Southern Lab Tuesday, August 22 just before the LHSAA and school officials held a news conference charging his program with rules violations.
As a result of this firing, Southern Lab will vacate their 2015 and 2016 football state championships. The football program, as well as all other athletic programs, will have LHSAA sanctions through 2019. The school will also be fined $5,000 and will have a two-year playoff ban. Former and current assistant coaches will be affected by coaching sanctions.
Randall has been suspended for one year by the LHSAA. Southern Lab will not play a jamboree game this week.
Those rules violations reportedly include illegal recruiting and student athletes receiving special benefits. The school conducted an internal investigation into the irregularities in the football program.
Randall's first head coaching job resulted in back to back state championships with Southern Lab winning the select school Division IV title games in 2015 and 2016.
Randall played at LSU from 2001 to 2004 and is best known for throwing a game winning 75-yard Hail Mary pass to Devery Henderson against Kentucky, later known as the "Bluegrass Miracle."
As a senior, he played in 12 games, throwing for 1,269 yards and 9 touchdowns.