Southern Miss names Scotty Walden interim HC

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After dismissing Jay Hopson today, per reports, Southern Miss named Scotty Walden interim HC.

Walden was the head coach at D-III East Texas Baptist University in 2016. He went 7-3 and lead the nation in scoring offense. He was 26 years old.

He’s a rising the star in the game and a tenacious recruiter.

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How odd lose your 1st game and quit. He wasn't on the hot seat was he, there wasn't some sort of scandal was there? Take the team all through what has been going on and then quit after 1 game. I just don't get it.
 
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How odd lose your 1st game and quit. He wasn't on the hot seat was he, there wasn't some sort of scandal was there? Take the team all through what has been going on and then quit after 1 game. I just don't get it.
He's been mediocre throughout his tenure at USM.

South Alabama went 2-10 last season.

He took heavy fire for trying to hire Art Briles.

They lost a number of talented players to the portal this offseason.

They have a new athletic director.
 

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Man, I remember reading a Bleacher Report feature article on Walden back in 2014 when he was at ETBU. They compared him to Kliff Kingsbury in terms of his rise and offensive knowledge.
 

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Man, I remember reading a Bleacher Report feature article on Walden back in 2014 when he was at ETBU. They compared him to Kliff Kingsbury in terms of his rise and offensive knowledge.
Walden is a wunderkind when it comes to football but is equally strong in relationships. Guys just always play hard for him.

The guy is on the rise and wouldn’t mind seeing him appear in Austin one day.
 
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After dismissing Jay Hopson today, per reports, Southern Miss named Scotty Walden interim HC

Just commenting, but being dismissed, is not the same as the HC quiting the program. Must be more to the issue than what little has been reported. But as Hillary always says, nothing to see here, lets move along.