Southern Miss interviews Art Briles, decides not to hire him
Southern Mississippi administrators and football coach Jay Hopson disagree on whether the school should hire former Baylor head coach Art Briles for a position on the Golden Eagles' football staff.
Hopson believes they should.
President Rodney D. Bennett and interim athletics director Jeff Mitchell say no — and they have the final say.
New faces, same expectations for Southern Mississippi
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi faces the daunting task of replacing its star running back, top two receivers and multiple talented defensive players. Probably the quarterback, too.
From an outside perspective, it looks like the Golden Eagles might be in for a rebuilding year.
Third-year coach Jay Hopson isn't buying that argument.
Southern Miss looks for 2nd straight win against Kentucky
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi's lengthy losing streak to Southeastern Conference opponents ended with a stunning upset over Kentucky in last year's season opener.
A big reason the Golden Eagles ended the skid was veteran quarterback Nick Mullens, who made good decisions and big plays as the offense scored 34 unanswered points in the 44-35 victory.
Southern Miss tries to maintain momentum with new QB
Southern Mississippi rebounded from one of the most dismal periods in program history with back-to-back winning seasons in 2015 and '16.
Now second-year coach Jay Hopson is out to prove the Golden Eagles will continue their winning ways.
Southern Miss will have to maintain its momentum with a new quarterback. Four-year starter Nick Mullens is now gone and there's a preseason battle under center between sophomore Keon Howard and junior Kwadra Griggs.
Southern Miss rallies for 44-35 upset of Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Southern Mississippi players spread out toward Commonwealth Stadium's west end zone to celebrate one of the program's wildest victories with their happy fans.
A huge second-quarter deficit made winning seem unlikely before the Golden Eagles responded with near-perfect performances on both sides of the ball.
Southern Miss tries to end long skid against SEC foes
Southern Mississippi has a long, proud tradition of being a mid-major program that can be trouble for foes from bigger conferences.
But it's been a while since the Golden Eagles have knocked off a team from the Southeastern Conference. Southern Miss will try to snap a 13-game losing streak against SEC foes when it travels to face Kentucky on Saturday.