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Burroughs Steps Away From the Dragons' Sidelines

By Justin Walters
By jwalters@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. - Lane College is losing its head Dragon. Head football coach Derrick Burroughs is resigning to become the defensive coordinator at Jackson State in Mississippi.

"My need for winning a championship exceeded Lane's need," said Burroughs. "The program is in a better place."

Under the helm of Burroughs, Lane's football team got better year after year. This season, the Dragons finished 6-4, their first winning season since 1995.

"It was hard. I saw disappointment in some of them. I was more than just a coach," explains Burroughs who broke the news to his team on Tuesday afternoon.

Burroughs said his experience at Lane was a great learning lesson and he'll miss the bond with his players.

"It didn't seem like anyone was in a rush. I rather be in a place that cares about athletics."