The SMU Mustangs have not been a name heard much in the national spotlight for a long time in NCAA college football.
Until the last couple seasons, the university had still been recovering from the death penalty given out to Southern Methodist by the NCAA for massive rules infractions.
This is the most severe penalty ever handed out to a football program to date.
It is so significant, that ESPN actually did a 30 for 30 program all about the school, the involved parties, players, coaches, and the outcome.
This strict violation given had taken literally years to come back from. Still today, the Mustangs are not healed from the culmination of events that led to the charges brought out by the NCAA.
Not until 2009 had SMU made a bowl appearance. Below will explain what happened, the steps involved to bring SMU back into a small portion of the national picture, and where SMU is now and could be headed.
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