South Alabama will field a football team in 2009, and the school hopes to hire a head coach for that team in the next week and a half.
About a dozen candidates are expected to vie for the position, and a few have ties to the Twin States.
Alabama defensive coordinator Kevin Steele and Auburn running backs coach Eddie Grain both interviewed for the job Wednesday, while former Southern Miss head coach Jeff Bower is also among the names being considered to build the new program.
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