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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

Southern Miss senior QB Nick Mullens (concussion) is starting against Louisiana Tech on Friday.

Mullens sustained a concussion in a loss to Charlotte on November 5 and had missed each of the Golden Eagles' last two games. He is starting against the Bulldogs on Friday, though, as Southern Miss looks to snap a three-game losing streak. Should they earn the victory, here, they will become eligible for a postseason bowl.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Southern Miss junior RB Ito Smith rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries while catching three passes for 67 yards in Saturday's 29-23 loss to North Texas.

Smith notched a one-yard scoring run in the closing seconds before halftime, then picked right back up with a two-yard touchdown in the opening two minutes of the third quarter. With the 113-yard performance in the books, the 5-foot-9, 195-pounder notched his sixth 100-yard rushing effort of the 2016 campaign. And what a dispiriting campaign it has been for the Golden Eagles. Southern Miss bolted out to a 4-1 start, but has lost five of their last six games and will need to defeat Louisiana Tech next Friday to achieve bowl eligibility.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:12:00 PM

Southern Miss junior RB Ito Smith rushed for 97 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in Saturday's 51-35 loss to Old Dominion.

All three of Smith's touchdowns came in the second half, but for naught, for naught, as the Golden Eagle defense just couldn't stop the Monarchs. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound junior has made a habit of hitting the end zone this season, scoring in nine of 10 games. He is up to 1,081 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns overall.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 07:37:00 PM

Southern Miss HC Jay Hopson indicated that the playing status of senior QB Nick Mullens (concussion) won't be determined until Friday.

Mullens, who suffered a concussion against Charlotte over the weekend, did not practice on Tuesday. To complicate matters further, his backup (Parker Adamson) was also injured in that contest. True freshman Keon Howard and JUCO transfer Marshall Kranz split practice reps on Tuesday. Further clarity to the situation should be provided come Friday.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 01:27:00 PM


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