Jeff Bower Resigns At Southern Miss

Southern Mississippi football coach Jeff Bower resigned today. It comes two days after he clinched his 14th straight winning season with a 16-10 victory over Arkansas State and accepted his 10th bowl invitation in 11 years.

A person with knowledge of Bower's decision confirms the
resignation, but spoke to The Associated Press on the condition he
not be identified because an announcement had not yet been made.
The school has called an afternoon news conference "to make an
announcement regarding its football program."

The season had been a disappointment for Bower and Southern Miss. Picked to win Conference USA, the Golden Eagles stumbled to a 2-3 start and needed two wins at the end of the year to finish winners.

Bower was 119-82-and-1 in 17 years as the school's head coach and had been in the same job longer than all but three coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision: Penn State's Joe Paterno, Florida State's Bobby Bowden and Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer.

It's unclear who will lead the Golden Eagles into the Bowl on December 22nd in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 26, 2007 at 02:21 PM
    Why? - He was a great guy and coach. He gave alot to the school and passed up serval opportunities. Look at the past - WOW. The Present - OK. But the future - now is a joke - what were y'all thinking? Boosters should be banded. They do not need to control the game. It is a great game - let them play. Get over themshelves. Second biggest mistake ever by the money guys. When will you learn?May he find a team and make a home there. Next time he'll kick out butts when we oppose him. Wonder what guys that have gone on to be greats like Brett think of y'all now. I hope you thought this out long and hard before doing one of the most stupidest things you could do - way to go....

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