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Southern Miss DB coach Dan Disch is leaving the Golden Eagles to become a head coach in the German Football League.

Disch will be the head coach of the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes. Prior to leaving for USM, he served as the defensive coordinator for the club. He's also served as an assistant coach for Illinois, North Carolina and Florida.
Source: Sun Herald
Jan 6 - 4:50 PM

Southern Miss redshirt junior WR Korey Robertson will enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Robertson caught 76 passes for 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2017. The pass catcher said the NFL feedback he received placed him in the "mid-rounds," however designations now are first round, second round and "go back to school." The latter seems to be Robertson's designation. 2017 was easily Robertson's best season, and he was on the field for 87 percent of the school's snaps.
Jan 2 - 11:44 AM

Southern Miss senior WR Allenzae Staggers caught one pass for two yards in Wednesday's 42-13 loss to Florida State in the Independence Bowl.

Staggers (6'1/190) ended his collegiate career on a decided flat note with this showing. His lone highlight moment came on a trick play, when he completed an 18-yard pass to QB Kwadra Griggs. A year after putting in a 63-1165-7 receiving line, Staggers has dropped off in disappointing fashion to the tune of a 44-470-5 line for the current campaign. He's a likely UDFA candidate come the draft.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 06:11:00 PM

Southern Miss senior RB Ito Smith rushed for 92 yards on 16 carries while chipping in with four catches for 26 yards in Wednesday's 42-13 loss to Florida State in the Independence Bowl.

Smith (5'9/195) was Southern Miss' most effective weapon in the Independence Bowl, but his fine efforts just weren't enough to keep the Golden Eagles in the game in face of an up-for-it FSU squad. Of note for his NFL future, Smith had four kick returns for 72 yards in the contest, an area of the game that can serve as a draft-stock kicker. He had not been utilized heavily in that aspect over the past two seasons but did have 21 kick returns to his name over his first two seasons at Southern Miss. The speedster will inevitably be knocked for his size during the evaluating process, but he possesses lovely vision when the ball is in his hands and offers a true versatility which should suit him well as a potential third-down back at the next level. He'll be attending the Senior Bowl in January as he attempts to work his way into the Day 3 conversation.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 05:41:00 PM

Southern Miss RB Ito Smith accepted an invite to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

Smith has been a dual-threat for the Golden Eagles since his enrolling, and is one of ten players in FBS history to finish with 4,000 yards rushing and 1,000 yards receiving. He's also been clocked with a 4.40 40 time, and while he doesn't possess elite size (5'9/195) his versatility will certainly give him a chance to be drafted come 2018.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 08:18:00 PM

Southern Miss senior RB Ito Smith carried 29 times for 150 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-27 win over Marshall.

Smith closes out the regular season having run for 150 yards or more in three straight games. He's been one of the nation's most underappreciated players for a few years now. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder has posted back-to-back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing campaigns, and he'll reach 40 receptions for the third straight year if he has four catches in the bowl game.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 06:27:00 PM

Southern Miss junior WR Korey Robertson posted seven receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-27 win over Marshall.

Robertson (6'1/210) emerged as one of the Group of 5's best receivers this season. After posting a modest 37-437-3 line last year as a sophomore, Robertson has broken out to the tune of 72-1070-11 through 12 games this fall. A bowl showdown awaits Southern Miss (8-4).
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 06:18:00 PM

Southern Miss junior WR Korey Robertson posted six receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 66-21 win against Charlotte.

Robertson is closing in on a 1,000-yard season, as he now has 65 grabs for 952 yards and 10 touchdowns through 11 games. He'll look to keep it going in the regular-season finale at Marshall on Saturday. Robertson has posted at least five receptions in six straight outings, and he has multiple grabs in each of his 11 games this season.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 06:27:00 PM

Southern Miss senior RB Ito Smith racked up 153 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries in Saturday's 66-21 whitewashing of Charlotte.

Smith had a tremendous Senior Day performance in Hattiesburg. He has crushed Rice and Charlotte over the past two games, rolling up 303 rushing yards and five scores as he finishes his college career strong. He'll look to keep it rolling heading into the regular season finale at Marshall.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 06:23:00 PM

Southern Miss junior WR Korey Robinson pulled down eight receptions for 159 yards and a pair of scores in Saturday's 43-34 win at Rice.

Robinson has posted five or more receptions in each of his past five outings, and he has hit the century mark in yardage across back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Golden Eagles receiver has four games with at least 100 yards this season, and he has scored multiple touchdowns in four separate games, too. The junior will look for his third straight 100-yard game against the defensively challenged Charlotte 49ers next Saturday.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 07:23:00 PM

Southern Miss senior RB Ito Smith carried 24 times for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Saturday's 43-34 victory at Rice.

The senior posted his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season, but it was his first since Oct. 14 against UTEP. It was also his first visit to the end zone on the ground since that 24-0 shutout win against the Miners. He'll look to continue the resurgence on the ground against C-USA punching bag Charlotte next weekend.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 07:20:00 PM

Southern Miss redshirt junior QB Kwadra Griggs completed 22 of his 31 pass attempts for 331 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Saturday's 43-34 win at Rice.

Griggs made the start against the Owls, his first since Sept. 30 against North Texas. He had been dealing with a hand injury, but he was back under center and didn't appears to be dealing with any ill effects of the injury in this victory. He has passed for two or more touchdowns in four of his five starts this season. Griggs should have another productive game next Saturday when C-USA doormat Charlotte pays a visit.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes Southern Miss redshirt senior DE Xavier Thigpen made a mistake in not entering the draft last year.

"Thigpen seriously considered entering the 2017 draft before making a last-minute decision to stay at USM, and it has not worked out," Pauline wrote. Last year, Thigpen (6'5/240) finished second on the team with 12.5 TFL. This season, he has three sacks and seven TFL through nine games.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 11:39:00 AM

Southern Miss redshirt junior QB Kwadra Griggs will "probably" start against Rice on Saturday, according to Golden Eagles HC Jay Hopson.

If "probably" doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement, it's probably because it isn't. Griggs missed several games with a hand injury and backup Keo Howard played well in his place, but after Howard struggled against Tennessee, Griggs came in and moved the offense at a much more effective pace. If Griggs doesn't go, Howard would get another start for USM.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 08:51:00 PM

Southern Miss junior WR Korey Robertson snagged eight passes for 122 yards in a 24-10 loss to Tennessee on Saturday.

The Golden Eagles were only able to complete 13 passes for 161 yards against Tennessee on Saturday, so it's safe to say that Robertson (6'1/210) was the go-to player for Southern Miss in the passing game. This isn't a surprise, as he's been that player the last three weeks. Unfortunately for USM, they weren't able to find the talented junior in the end zone. He'll look to change that next week against Rice.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 01:30:00 PM


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