Southern Miss Coach Jay Hopson has resigned from a game during the 2020 college football season

Southern Miss Coach Jay Hopson has resigned from a game during the 2020 college football season
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Southern Miss Athletic director Jeremy McLean announced on Monday that coach Jay Hopson, who played only one game in the 2020 college football season, has resigned. Co-offender coordinator Scotty Walden will take over as interim head coach for the Golden Eagles.

Before the 2016 season, Hopson took over the Southern Miss program. It has gone 28-23 overall in the last four plus seasons and 20-12 in the Conference USA game. He led the Golden Eagles to three bowling games but did not finish second in the C-USA West Division. He served as an assistant coach from 2001-03 to 2005-07.

“Coach Hopson came to me after last Thursday’s game to discuss what was on his mind. After much discussion over the weekend, he and I agreed that our football program needed new leadership, ”McLean said. “Coach Hopson has been part of our program for 10 years. I appreciate his commitment to Southern Miss, and I want nothing but the best for Jake and his family.”

Hopson’s 32-21 defeat to the Golden Eagles South Alabama Thursday night at the season opener, despite being 13.5 points favorites according to the William Hill Sportsbook. The defense gave the Jaguars 526 yards, including 363 passing yards and 12.1 yards for a passing attempt. Desmond Trotter And Chance Lovertich.

“After a heartfelt discussion with Jeremy, we reached a mutual agreement to step down as head coach,” Hopson said. I totally agree with this change in leadership, which I believe is in the best interest of the players, coaches and the whole program. Dr. I can’t thank Bennett and our administration enough for the opportunity they gave me. Thank you for everything they did for me and my family other than Southern Miss Best.

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Previously, Hopson had been in the FCs Alcorn State 32-17 four seasons from 2012-15, leading the bowling Braves to the opening celebration of Swatch winning 2014-15 – which pitted Swatch and Meach champions – after the 2015 season.

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