HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WTVA/AP) - Southern Mississippi's football program endured a disastrous freefall last season.
First-year coach Todd Monken is confident the turnaround can happen just as quickly.
The former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator says the Golden Eagles have the talent to win quickly, despite an (0-12) record last season. Now Monken's charge is installing a new offense and defense and finding the most talented players to execute his plan regardless of experience level.
Monken is still trying to find a quarterback who can run his high-tempo offense. The three main candidates are spring starter Cole Weeks, California transfer Allan Bridgford and returner Ricky Lloyd.
Whoever wins the job will lead Southern Miss through a treacherous September schedule. The Golden Eagles have road games against Nebraska, Arkansas and Boise State.