April 30, 2013

Golden Eagles look to rebound after 0-12 season

After going 12-2 in 2011, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles had the biggest single-season slide in college football history by going 0-12 under first-year head coach Ellis Johnson.

Johnson was bought out after just one season, large in part to the Golden Eagles giving up their home game with Nebraska for $2.125 million. Originally there were talks of the game being played in New Orleans or Kansas City, but after forcing Johnson out the Golden Eagles needed the money to pay his $2.1 million buyout.

First-year USM head coach Todd Monken walks into a situation where things can only go up after last year's 0-12 season. The Golden Eagles will travel to Lincoln on week two to take on the Cornhuskers. HuskerOline.com caught up with BigGoldNation.com publisher Lanny Mixon to get his thoughts and perspective on Southern Miss coming out of the spring.

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