The headline says it all. Because of financial difficulties, a poor season, and a fired coach owed a buyout, Southern Miss will play their "home" game next year against Nebraska in Lincoln. There had been talk of it being moved to the Superdome or Arrowhead, but this is by far the most bizarre deal I've ever heard of.
OT: To Buy Out Failed Coach, S. Miss Sold Home-Field Advantage Back To Nebraska for $2.1 Million
Not bad, not bad at all
It takes talent to coach a 12-2 team to 0-12 in one year
Bring in Favre.
Gotta pay the bills.
Are they interested in becoming a member of the Big Ten?
I'm sure the BTN is not on Comcast Hattiesberg's basic package, so it's a win-win.
It's actually a win-win-win (which everyone knows is the optimal end result):
Michigan gains access to a previously-untapped TV market, the school benefits from the BTN profit-sharing, and the fans get to see better teams come to town!
Come on Delaney, you need to make it happen!
Is it too late to start a "Fire Paul Pasqualoni" website? The movement probably would have had more support before UConn beat Pitt and won at Louisville the last two weeks.
I'm just happy Cubit was finally fired.
Why the hell was Nebraska playing there in the first place?
Probably the same reason we have an away game at UCONN
Nebraska was desperately seeking a "marquee" opponent to open up its newly renovated stadium against???
It was originally part of 2-for-1 deal, two in Lincoln, one in Hattiesburg. NU has done a similar deal with S. Miss in the past, and also with Fresno St. and Wyoming(!), if I'm remembering correctly.
This is the big question SoMiss folks have to ask themselves. Was it worth it to can 17-year man Jeff Bower to hire Larry Fedora? Everybody knew that Fedora wouldn't last too long in Hattiesburg. Bowers was a good coach who won consistently with the budget he was given. Kids graduated at a decent clip and Bower represented the school well. But Fedora brought the Golden Eagles to heights they hadn't seen before.
Thing is Bower is only 59 years old. I wonder if he would consider coming back.
Its called "Glen Mason" Syndrome.