Having finally managed to reassume the mantle of NCAA heavyweights under former coach Todd Monken, the Golden Eagles will be hoping new head coach Jay Hopson can keep them soaring steadily again this season.
Billed as the strong favorite to recapture the Western Division crown, Southern Miss still has an ax to grind this season following last year’s disappointing Conference USA title game and Bowl defeats.
Player To Watch
One name stands out from the crowd when discussing the Southern Miss roster, and that belongs to the team's insatiable QB Nick Mullens.
Already in the running for the 2016 edition of the Manning Award, Mullens threw 4476 yards, racked up a 63.5% pass completion rate and was behind 38 of the Golden Eagles touchdowns in 2015, leading the team to a 9-5 season.
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