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Southern Miss student body flash mobs support for struggling football program

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Southern Mississippi upset Houston, coached by Kevin Sumlin with quarterback Case Keenum, for the Conference USA championship two seasons ago. The Eagles, coached by Larry Fedora, then capped that 12-2 season with a victory over Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl. Then everything changed. Fedora went to North Carolina and since then the Eagles have not won a single game. Dubious owners of the longest losing streak in the country, Southern Mississippi has now lost 18 straight games. Eventually that streak will come to an end, but for now the program seems to need all of the support it can get.

Fortunately Southern Mississippi football players have to have a student body that is not turning their backs on them. While Alabama students may feel spoiled by the embarrassment of riches and success and leave games early, Southern Mississippi students rallied together to show their support for the football team at Thursday’s practice.

After a quick announcement from head coach Todd Monken, the team was greeted on the field by a chanting student body and soon surrounded for words of encouragement.

 

Southern Mississippi hosts North Texas this weekend for their annual homecoming game. North Texas will come in to the weekend having won two straight games, against Middle Tennessee and Louisiana Tech. Beating the Mean Green may not be easy for Southern Mississippi but this losing streak has to end at some point. Why not this weekend?

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7 Responses to “Southern Miss student body flash mobs support for struggling football program”
  1. buccobrigade says: Oct 25, 2013 7:39 PM

    People are still doing flash mobs? That’s so 2012

  2. mrlaloosh says: Oct 25, 2013 10:09 PM

    More like 2010. Mississippi, ha!

  3. jdillydawg says: Oct 26, 2013 12:56 AM

    Kinda makes Alabama look a little petty…

  4. auburntigers34 says: Oct 26, 2013 1:40 AM

    0-12 seasons>flash mobs

  5. dannygjay says: Oct 26, 2013 4:52 AM

    The best fans are just like best friends. They are there for the good and the bad. I think this is great.

  6. queenlivekillers says: Oct 26, 2013 7:34 AM

    Is the administration going to flash mob it’s support for the coaching staff?

  7. geofferystevens says: Oct 26, 2013 2:18 PM

    Great gesture to the football team. It is easy for us to forget that these are just kids and this is tough on them. My alma mater is going through an 0-7 season now and the pressure on the kids is building each week and they feel like they are letting everyone down.

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