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Replacements for one-and-done Southern Miss coach

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03:49 PM ET 11.27 | Ellis Johnson became the rare coach to only get one year at a college football program. Of course, he also became the extremely rare coach to turn a conference champion into a winless operation. Now Southern Miss can either try and bring back a piece of the Larry Fedora magic (by pulling from Fedora's UNC coaching staff) or look elsewhere, such as former Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix, who also has USM ties.

Bruce Feldman

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November 27, 2012  04:02 PM ET

Ellis Johnson should always wear gray in the future.

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November 27, 2012  04:18 PM ET

Ellis, Ellis, Ellis... what were you thinking?

November 27, 2012  04:25 PM ET

Conference Champ to winless? Even Ron Zook couldn't have done that.

November 27, 2012  06:16 PM ET
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They can only go but up...

Oh, they done went butt up this year!

November 27, 2012  07:06 PM ET

Can somebody get recycled: Turner Gill, Mark Mangino, Ron Zook, Sylvester Croom, Pat Hill (Fresno State), Ralph Friedgen, Glen Mason..........

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November 27, 2012  07:27 PM ET

Southern is a school like Memphis who has to take the leftovers from the SEC and it makes it hard for both to be competitive in football.

November 27, 2012  08:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Conference Champ to winless? Even Ron Zook couldn't have done that.

I'm sorry, sir, but I'm going to have to assess a 5 yard penalty for mentioning Ron Zook in a positive sense.

November 27, 2012  08:45 PM ET

Well, this guy can't use Embree's retort when he got fired. The trajectory's all wrong.

November 27, 2012  09:52 PM ET

Looks like the emperor of the dark side in that pic ...

November 27, 2012  10:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Conference Champ to winless? Even Ron Zook couldn't have done that.

Southern Miss also had 18 straight winning seasons going into this year.

November 27, 2012  10:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Conference Champ to winless? Even Ron Zook couldn't have done that.

Not even sure Dooley could do that.

November 28, 2012  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

FAM....U guys need to get Levitt... He made USF into what they were

If he would take us, we would take him. I hope.

 
November 28, 2012  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I'm sorry, sir, but I'm going to have to assess a 5 yard penalty for mentioning Ron Zook in a positive sense.

My apologies......what was I thinking?? lol

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