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Southern Miss redshirt senior LB Evan Osborne has retired.

Osborne (6'3/210) did not record any statistical production last season. He opted to call it quits in part because of injury concerns which limited him in spring practice. Those have lingered into preseason camp. He finishes his career at Southern Miss having recorded 23 tackles.
Aug 14 - 5:44 PM

Southern Miss hired former Florida State C Bryan Stork as a grad assistant coaching offensive line.

In 2015, Stork became only the fifth player to win a college football national championship one year (with the Seminoles) and a Super Bowl (with the New England Patriots) the next. Stork ended up winning two ACC championships at Florida State before being snagged by the Pats in Round 4 of the 2014 draft. He retired from the NFL in March citing multiple concussions.
May 21 - 12:48 PM

Southern Miss redshirt junior QB Kwadra Griggs completed 15-of-25 passes for 207 yards in the team's spring game.

"I wanted to show that I can lead and really guide the team and take control of the offense. I think I did a pretty good today, but I can get better as camp comes around," Griggs said. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder "consistently [hit] receivers down field and [threw] well on the run," according to the Sun Herald's Patrick Magee. Griggs was set to serve as backup for Nick Mullens last season before being ruled academically ineligible for the 2016 campaign. With Mullens out the door, he will be competing with sophomore QB Keon Howard in August camp for starting duties.
Source: Sun Herald
May 18 - 9:12 PM

Saints signed Southern Miss C Cameron Tom.

Tom (6’4/291) made 48 starts on the Golden Eagles’ offensive line, primarily playing center and earning first-team All-Conference USA twice. Surprisingly not invited to February’s Combine, Tom helped himself with a 4.89 forty and 32-inch vertical at the Southern Miss Pro Day. Tom has long arms (33 5/8") and plus movement skills for an interior lineman.
May 1 - 7:23 PM

The Chargers recently hosted Southern Miss C Cameron Tom for a visit.

At Southern Miss' pro day last week, Tom checked in at 6-foot-3 6/10 and 300 pounds. He completed 23 reps on the bench, clocked a 4.87s forty, a 4.59s short shuttle and a 7.59s three-cone, and touched 32.5 inches in the vertical jump. Tom, a Day 3 candidate, previously participated in the Shrine Game.
Apr 10 - 12:28 PM

Southern Miss redshirt freshman LB JaCorey Morris has left the team.

The exact circumstance here remains to be seen -- we aren't quite sure why Morris has left -- but this is a tough loss for the Golden Eagles. The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder was a three-star prospect out of high school and Southern Miss' top recruit in the 2016 cycle. HC Jay Hopson said that he "won’t be with the squad for the 2017 campaign," which could perhaps signal that he might be back next winter.
Mar 18 - 12:54 PM

Southern Miss received a verbal commitment from three-star 2017 CB Emanuel Dabney.

The Jackson, Mississippi, native ended up staying in his home state, but Southern Miss was not the expected destination, at least not as of early December. At the time, the 6-foot, 153-pound Dabney named Ole Miss, Missouri and Cincinnati as the three finalists for his pledge. He tagged the Rebels as his favorite. Instead of landing with the Rebs, he will nest with the Golden Eagles. ESPN 300 wonders about his top-end speed, but on the whole the outlet views him as a "tall, aggressive corner with great instincts, length and ball skills."
Jan 28 - 3:14 PM

Southern Miss hired Tennessee executive senior associate athletic director Jon Gilbert to serve as athletic director.

Gilbert steps into the shoes formerly worn by Bill McGillis, who has moved on to serve as athletic director for the University of San Diego. Prior to his move to Southern Miss, Gilbert had been with Tennessee since 2011. "I could not be more excited for the future of Southern Miss athletics under Jon Gilbert," said Southern Miss president Rodney Bennett. "Jon Gilbert is the right person at the right time for our athletic program."
Jan 24 - 1:54 PM

Southern Miss C Cameron Tom "improve[d] his play each day" at Shrine Game practices, per Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, "but never enough to impress anyone."

Pauline noted on Monday that the 6-foot-4, 289-pound Tom "displayed a lack of strength and quickness throughout the one-on-one drills" and on Tuesday that he "never truly overpowered anyone." On Wednesday, though, Pauline saw a prospect who "displayed good extension of his arms and legs in positional drills." The conclusion? "He uses his length well, when he can engage, but never really outmuscled anybody," Pauline wrote. "His performance the past three days was poor, overall."
Jan 20 - 3:42 PM

Southern Miss QB Nick Mullens will play in Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

CBS lists Mullen as the class' No. 25 quarterback. Despite missing the majority of three games this past year year, Mullens for 3,272 yards and a 24/11 TD/INT rate on 63.3-percent completions. The 6-foot-1, 196-pounder is probably a camp arm.
Jan 18 - 2:34 PM

Southern Miss senior QB Nick Mullens completed 25-of-40 passes for 346 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 28-21 win over UL-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

Mullens was hit by a pair of notable injuries in the second half of the season, nicking up his thumb on October 8 and suffering a concussion on November 5. That concussion forced him out of two contests, but he returned to throw for 342 yards and a trio of touchdowns in the regular-season finale against Louisiana Tech and continued the good vibes with his 346 yards passing on Saturday. A year after putting up a stellar 4,476 yards passing and a 38/12 TD/INT ratio in 14 games, the 6-foot-1, 196-pounder saw his numbers take a bit of a step back in 2016. In 11 games this time around, he has thrown for 3,272 yards with a 24/11 TD/INT ratio.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 01:05:00 PM

Southern Miss junior RB Ito Smith rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in Saturday's 28-21 win over UL-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

Fine work from Smith, who showed an impeccable blend of balance and strength on multiple runs. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder opened the game's scoring with an 11-yard trip to the end zone in the first quarter, then came back around to notch a little one-yarder early in the fourth. In addition to his scores on the ground, Smith also snagged a six-yard touchdown toss from Nick Mullens in the first half. He finishes his junior campaign having rushed for 1,459 yards and 17 touchdowns while catching 43 passes for 459 yards and two touchdowns over the course of 13 games. Smith has now posted back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing campaigns.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 01:23:00 AM

Southern Miss junior WR Allenzae Staggers caught 11 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 28-21 win over UL-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

Just over 200 of Staggers' 230 yards came in the first half. He would score his touchdown early in the third quarter, hitting the end zone from five yards out. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound junior has just two games over 100 yards receiving this season, but they both were monster performances. In addition to Saturday's fine work, Staggers also shredded Rice for 6-292-3 on October 1.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 01:15:00 AM

Southern Miss redshirt junior WR D.J. Thompson caught 12 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 39-24 win over Louisiana Tech.

Thompson notched touchdown grabs of 21 and eight yards in the second quarter. This was the 6-foot-3, 200-pounder's best game of the season by a fair margin. Prior to Friday's big showing, he had yet to manage more than seven catches or 89 yards receiving in a contest. He has been held under 50 yards in six of nine games this season.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 08:21:00 PM

Southern Miss senior QB Nick Mullens (concussion) completed 29-of-34 passes for 342 yards and three touchdowns in Friday's win over Louisiana Tech.

Mullens had missed each of Southern Miss' last two games due to a concussion suffered against Charlotte on November, but he showed no signs of wear/tear in Friday's 39-24 victory. Two of his three touchdown passes came in the second quarter. Through 10 games played, the 6-foot-1, 196-pound senior has thrown for 2,926 yards with a 22/10 TD/INT ratio.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 08:03:00 PM


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