Duckett released at Grambling

Rick Duckett has been released as the head coach at Grambling State in the wake of the death of one of his players. Henry White died Aug. 26 in a Shreveport hospital, 11 days after reportedly suffering a heat-related illness during off-season conditioning drills under an assistant coach’s supervision. White’s family reportedly may sue the University, and there are several on-going investigations surrounding White’s death. Duckett was previously an assistant at South Carolina, and had been at Grambling for one season (6-23). He will be placed on administrative leave until his contract is officially terminated on October 31st. There is no immediate word on his successor.