Coach Bill Lewis

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  2. Coach Bill Lewis

    USM hires A-State OC
  3. Official Statement from Rodney D. Bennett, President of the University of Southern Mississippi University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Jay Hopson and I have spoken on multiple occasions in recent days and met face-to-face over the weekend to chart the most successful path forward for the Southern Miss football program. Coach Hopson assured me of his commitment to overseeing a program that upholds the values of The University of Southern Mississippi. I know Coach Hopson to be a man of high ethics and integrity, and I assured him of the University's dedication to continuing our winning tradition. Our conversation included many topics, including the events of the past week. As a matter of practice, Coach Hopson seeks approval from and works in good faith with athletic administration on prospective student athletes who have special or unique circumstances for admission to the University, which is consistent with University protocol in student-athlete recruitment. Additionally, Coach Hopson notified the University of his desire to meet with Art Briles, which is his right to do so as head football coach and is in line with normal University processes. After an intentional and thorough review of Mr. Briles' candidacy, I expressed my reservations, and ultimately that review led to the decision that Mr. Briles was not a viable candidate. I consider the matter closed, and I am looking forward to working with Coach Hopson on our mutual priorities and shared goals for the Southern Miss football program and how it contributes to our vision for The University of Southern Mississippi.
  4. Coach Bill Lewis

    C-USA West football projections 3. North Texas Mean Green The offense should keep on rolling with QB Mason Fine returning for seems like his 13th year at the helm, and even though Jalen Guyton left early for the NFL, the receiving corps is loaded. The O line is great in the interior, but the tackle situation needs work. Almost all the running backs return. The D needs a whole lot of reinforcements on the line, and the linebacking corps is an issue with EJ Elijya and Brandon Garner done. Five of the top eight tacklers are gone, both starting corners have to be replaced including Nate Brooks. Final 2018 Record: 9-4 (5-3) 2018 C-USA West Finish: T2 2018 Prespring C-USA Conference Ranking: 2 Biggest Issue To Fix: Pass Defense Biggest Depth Chart Positive: Running Back Biggest Depth Chart Negative: Offensive Tackle
  5. Thought you fellas would get a kick out of this! Fun Texas Trivia: Texas tidbits - interesting little known facts about the great state: 1. Port Arthur to El Paso: 889 miles. Port Arthur to Chicago: 770 miles 2. Brownsville to Texline (north of Amarillo 😞 956 miles. Texline to Canada : 960 miles 3. El Paso is closer to California than to Dallas 4. World's first rodeo was in Pecos , Tx July 4, 1883. 5. The Flagship Hotel in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built over water. Destroyed by Hurricane Ike - 2008! 6. The Heisman Trophy was named after John William Heisman who was the first full-time coach at Rice University in Houston, Texas . 7. Brazoria County has more species of birds than any other area in North America. 8. Aransas Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of North America's only remaining flock of whooping cranes. 9. Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson in 1978. 10. The worst natural disaster in US history was in 1900, caused by a hurricane in which over 8,000 lives were lost on Galveston Island. 11. The first word spoken from the moon, July 20, 1969, was " Houston " but the Space Center was actually in Clear Lake City at the time. 12. The King Ranch in South Texas is larger than Rhode Island . 13. Tropical Storm Claudette brought a US rainfall record of 43" in 24 hours in and around Alvin in July of 1979. 14. Texas is the only state to enter the US by TREATY, (known as the Constitution of 1845 by the Republic of Texas to enter the Union)instead of by annexation. This allows the Texas Flag to fly at the same height as the US Flag, and Texas may choose to divide into 5 states. 15. A Live Oak tree near Fulton is estimated to be 1500 years old. 16. Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in the state. 17. Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. There is no period in Dr Pepper. 18. Texas has had six capital cities: Washington-on-the Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco, West Columbia, and Austin 19. The Capitol Dome in Austin is the only dome in the US which is taller than the Capitol Building in Washington, DC (by 7 feet). 20. The San Jacinto Monument is the tallest free standing monument in the world and it is taller than the Washington Monument. 21. The name 'Texas' comes from the Hasini Indian word 'tejas' meaning "friends". Tejas is NOT Spanish for Texas 22. The State Mascot is the Armadillo. An interesting bit of trivia about the armadillo is they always have four babies. They have one egg, which splits into four, and they either have four males or four females. 23. The first domed stadium in the US was the Astrodome in Houston 24. The Beck family ranch land grant is one days ride by horse (25 miles) in each direction from the headquarters. 25. The name of the XIT ranch in Dalhart Texas stands for "ten in texas". That means 10 counties in Texas !
  6. Proud of the conference teams that stepped up to the plate and represented. Congrats.
  7. Coach Bill Lewis

    C-USA Bowl Game gifts

    Wow great gifts to be had for all. A pirates booty indeed Har Har! New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, N.M. (Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium) Dec. 15, 2 p.m. (ESPN) North Texas vs. Utah State Gift suite; Oakley Jupiter Squared sunglasses; Oakley 5 Speed backpack; Bluetooth speaker; water bottle; beanie; Montgomery pen; Pacific Headwear trucker’s cap ------- R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Dec. 15, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State New Orleans (Mercedes-Benz Superdome) Gift suite; Fossil watch ------- Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Dec. 18, 7 p.m. (ESPN) UAB vs. Northern Illinois Boca Raton, Fla. (Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium) Gift suite; drawstring backpack; beach towel; football --------- Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Marshall vs. South Florida Tampa (Raymond James Stadium) Gift suite ---- Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) FIU vs. Toledo Nassau, Bahamas (Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium) Gift suite; Yeti rambler; string backpack; board shorts; towel; pin ---- SoFi Hawai’i Bowl Dec. 22, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) Louisiana Tech vs. Hawaii Honolulu (Aloha Stadium) Electronics gift suite; Oakley backpack; Oakley sunglasses; Tori Richard aloha shirt; shorts/swim trunks; performance T-shirt; beach towel Link to read full article:
  8. This is great news for the conference and of course for UAB. Clark provides a great accomplishment here for other CUSA coaches and programs to shoot for.
  9. This is great news for Coach Bill Clark and the entire UAB community. With this increase and their new facilities, UAB has now moved themselves into the financial area where they will certainly be given strong consideration for AAC membership.
  10. Sounds like he lost his gig. Personally I don’t think it’s fair. Expectations were set too high for him.
  11. From What a great honor for C-USA! So proud of him and UAB!
  12. "with top seeds hosting games on their home sites, the conference's best teams are more likely to avoid early upsets. Yes, that gives an advantage to the higher seeds. But shouldn't the regular-season mean something? if you've finished in the first division of the league standings, you've earned a chance to play at home." "Jones proposes adopting the model used by the Patriot League and playing the tournament on home courts of the higher seeds. Take ten teams, have two play-in games, and then go right to the quarterfinals." View Full Article