Monken Era Begins in Hattiesburg

By: Louis Montesi, III and WDAM
By: Louis Montesi, III and WDAM

Among the many interesting story lines in mississippi college football is southern miss. We saw southern miss go from 12-0 to 0-12.. The question now is: can they go from win-less.... To a winning record? u-s-m hit the field for 2 1/2 hours today. One interesting note... There are six quarterbacks battling to be the first run todd monken's high-tempo spread offense... The mississippi press says monken won't allow the competition to last all fall, saying they will narrow it to two after one week and name a starter after the next. The new head coach also says it will take a while for the men to shake the rust off.

 

Among the many interesting stories in Mississippi college football is Southern Miss. We saw the Golden Eagles go go from 12-0 to 0-12 last season. The question now is: Can they go from being a winless team to one with a winning record?

The new-look golden eagles hit the field for 2 1/2 hours on Friday. There are six quarterbacks battling to be the first to run Todd Monken's high-tempo, spread offense. The Mississippi Press says Monken won't allow the competition to last all long, saying he will narrow it to two players after one week and name a starter after the next.

The new head coach also says it will take a while for the men to shake the summer rust off.

"I think you find out there's a big difference between, you know, being in shape and being conditioned and being in football shape," says Monken. "So we have a ways to go, but it was a great start."

"It feels good, man," says senior defensive back Jerrion Johnson. "We just try to put it together now and put our final result together. Coach Smith said we [are] building our mansion. Now it's time to furnish it."

The press also reports Anthony Wilson and Roderick Henderson are no longer part of the team. Wilson played in eleven games off the bench in 2012.

Henderson did not play in 2012 as he sat out for his red shirt season.


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