Southern running backs coach Reid Sanders made a deal with his pupils this offseason: Every time a player had a 100-yard game, he would print the player’s picture, get it signed and pin it to the wall.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Before Southern can determine the status of senior quarterback Austin Howard for Saturday’s game at Alcorn State, the mailman needs to make an appearance.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The first time Kentavious Preston saw Lenorris Footman on a football field, he had no idea who the Alcorn State quarterback was.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The word on senior quarterback Austin Howard was the same Tuesday as it was Monday: As of that particular time, he is going to be held out of Saturday’s against Alcorn State.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Though it’s not definite, there appears to be a good chance senior quarterback Austin Howard will miss a third consecutive game with an injury to his posterior cruciate ligament.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
The first few weeks of the Southern football season have provided a disturbing trend: opposing receivers running free in the Southern defensive backfield with no Jaguars defender nearby.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — When Southern looks back at its UTSA game film in search of positives to take away, it might as well fast forward to the second half.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — In a perfect world, Southern’s batch of talented freshmen quarterbacks would develop by watching from the sidelines as senior Austin Howard marches into the school’s record book.
Friday, September 15, 2017
The top defensive priority for Southern this week is the same as it is virtually every other week: keep the other team’s running game in check.
Friday, September 15, 2017
The question posed to Herb Edwards was almost unfair. After all, he was a handful of minutes removed from a 45-0 loss to Southern Miss, a defeat so fresh the Southern Miss band had barely wrapped its post-game performance.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
There weren’t many things about Southern’s 45-0 loss to Southern Miss that pleased coach Dawson Odums, but the play of his offensive line was one of them.
Southern does not know how much time senior quarterback Austin Howard will be required to miss, but it does know two things: He won’t suit up Saturday against UT-San Antonio, and he won’t return next season.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The promise of Devon Benn was evident from the first carry of his Southern career in the first quarter of the season opener against South Carolina State.
About a half hour before Southern coach Dawson Odums addressed the media for his weekly news luncheon, a football team was wrapping up its practice on the A.W. Mumford turf.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
One of the goals for the Southern defense this season is to limit the number of explosive plays by opposing offenses.
Saturday, September 09, 2017
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Freshman quarterback Bubba McDaniel’s first career start came much earlier than he was anticipating.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — During pregame warmups, Southern’s four-year starter at quarterback Austin Howard walked among his teammates offering words of encouragement.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Jay Hopson has stood in the same shoes that Southern coach Dawson Odums was standing in Saturday night after the Jaguars' 45-0 loss.
Friday, September 08, 2017
Southern is not just playing Southern Miss on Saturday. It's also playing the numbers.
Don’t be fooled by Southern Miss receiver Allenzae Staggers’ statistical output in the season opener, when he caught none of the four passes thrown his way.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
When Southern defensive coordinator Trei Oliver watched the film of his team’s 14-8 win Sunday against South Carolina State, he sometimes pressed pause just to count how many white helmets were near the ball.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
It may have been its first game of the season, but Southern was not about to put a vanilla look on tape against South Carolina State.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Quarterback Austin Howard has been available for 36 games at Southern, and he has started all of them.
Monday, September 04, 2017
Sunday, September 03, 2017
For a moment in the fourth quarter, it looked like the worst-case scenario was unfolding for Southern.
Herbert Edwards got most of the work at running back as Southern’s offense began its season on an upbeat note first-half note before fading in the second half.
Inside the Southern 30-yard line with less than a minute to go and facing a fourth-and-7, South Carolina State decided to put its game in its best playmaker’s hands.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017
The MEAC/SWAC Challenge is not officially termed a “Classic,” but Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks is hopeful he sees a little bit of the Classic mentality out on the Bluff this weekend.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Ask an offensive lineman, the coach or the quarterback about the greatest challenge Southern will face Sunday against South Carolina State, and the response is the unified.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
It won’t matter if there are rain clouds in the area Friday night — the stars will be shining on Southern’s campus.
Senior defensive back Danny Johnson will almost assuredly get the first crack as Southern’s return man Sunday — but he probably won’t be the only one getting a look.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
For one of the few times in his Southern career, senior defensive end Aaron Tiller’s family will be able to watch him play from their Ohio home if they choose to do so.
The first day Jeremiah Abby walked onto Southern's football practice field in full pads, he pointed to the biggest, most dominant defender he could find.
Monday, August 28, 2017
It was only a year ago that some Southern football players sheltered their families in their apartments after historic flooding inundated Baton Rouge and the surrounding area.