“Nope, this is not the end.”
Unfortunately, Rush Probst’s leaked phone call in which he discussed the need for “funny money” did mean his time as Valdosta’s head coach was over after just one season. Following the tape’s release, five of his players were deemed ineligible to play, and the team was put on probation for the 2021 season. The school then terminated Coach Probst’s contract.
Shelton Felton stepped in to replace the 63-year-old, who opened up about the scandal for the first time in a recent interview with Saturday Down South.
“It was just a bunch of B.S. talk,” Rush said of the allegations against him. “That’s all it was. I wish I could take back some of those things, but I can’t. You just have to own up to them.”
Though his Twitter bio still reads, “Head Football Coach at Valdosta High School,” Rush currently isn’t coaching anywhere and he hasn’t ruled out (another) comeback.
“I’m content to be a dad right now, and I’ll see what life and the good Lord has in store for me,” he told WNSP-FM 105.5. “If it’s me not coaching ever again, then so be it.”