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SMU avoids winless season, beating UConn 27-20

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) SMU quarterback Matt Davis ran for 191 yards and a touchdown and threw for another 145 yards to lead the Mustangs to their only win of the season, 27-20 over UConn. Prescott Line added 90 yards rushing and two second-half touchdowns as SMU (1-11, 1-7 American Athletic Conference) snapped a 13-game losing streak. Freshman Ron Johnson ran for 101 yard and...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas native Morris comes home as SMU coach

DALLAS (AP) -- Chad Morris knew he wanted the SMU job the minute it opened. Maybe it was because Clemson's offensive coordinator from the past four seasons is a Dallas native. Or maybe because he used to ride school buses to old Texas Stadium and watch the Mustangs play when he was growing up. "This is the opportunity I thought, `This is it,'" Morris said Monday at an introductory...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: SMU football to hire Clemson offensive coordinator

SMU has been through one of the toughest seasons in school history this year. After head coach June Jones resigned early in the season, SMU has been a punching bag for every team they have played.   Since Jones resigned, many coaches have been linked to SMU but it  seems that the finally got their coach. According to Chip Brown of Horns Digest, SMU has hired Clemson offensive...
Via No Guts, No Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis trounces SMU, 48-10

DALLAS (AP) Paxton Lynch threw for 307 yards and a touchdown, a 54-yard strike to Phil Mayhue, and Memphis beat SMU 48-10 on Saturday. Mayhue finished with 96 yards receiving, and Brandon Hayes and Jarvis Cooper added 101 and 93 yards, respectively, on the ground and combined for three total touchdowns. Memphis (4-3, 2-1 American) scored 41 of the game's first 48 points, including...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Mack Brown the best option for SMU?

It’s no secret that the SMU Mustangs are interested in convincing former Texas coach Mack Brown to come out of retirement and take over the reigns of the program, but Dallas Morning News columnist Bill Nichols dropped a bombshell this morning when he stated in his column that SMU officials are willing to offer Brown an eight-year, $32 million contract. Nichols claimed that...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: SMU offering Mack Brown around $4 million per year

Former Texas head coach Mack Brown turned 63 over the summer, but SMU seems to believe he can be an effective coach well into his late 60s and even 70s. At least, that’s what their reported offer to the coaching legend indicates. According to Bill Nichols of The Dallas Morning News, Brown is SMU’s top...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs’ Midseason Report Card

The SMU Mustangs have reached the midway point of their season, and it hasn’t been pretty. The team has been outscored 288-39 in its six losses, and has barely looked competitive at any point in the year. So, without further adieu, here is the Mustangs’ midseason report card. Spoiler alert: very few passing grades were handed out. Photo used courtesy of washingtontimes.com....
Via AAC Football Fever
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The SMU Mustangs Have a Chance Against Cincinnati

Coming off a bye, the SMU Mustangs are looking to pick up their first win on the season against a team that at one time would’ve seemed absolutely unbeatable. Photo used courtesy of collegefootball.ap.org. But now, though an SMU win would still be an upset, the Mustangs actually look like they have a fighting chance against Tommy Tuberville’s Bearcats. Cincinnati is in a stay...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

What Are SMU’s Top 5 Wins of the June Jones Era?

Now that June Jones’ career at SMU has come to a close, it gives us a chance to reflect on some of the high points of his time on the Hilltop. His tenure, of course, ended with him being nowhere near the beloved figure that he was at one time, especially after a couple of down years and the Arizona State debacle after the 2011 season. Photo used courtesy of dallasnews.com. However...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense Must Improve for SMU to Be Competitive

For the first time since they opened up the season against Baylor, the SMU Mustangs have some positive momentum to build off of. Sure, the Mustangs’ upset bid fell short against East Carolina, but the team showed signs of life for the first time all year in the 45-24 loss. The offense finally was able to get something going, and SMU looks like it has found an answer at quarterback...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs’ Offense Showing Signs of Life With QB Garrett Krstich

On a Saturday where college football was thrown into mass chaos and matchups between ranked opponents reigned supreme, the game between the East Carolina Pirates and the SMU Mustangs was largely forgotten. However, thanks in large part to the arm of Garrett Krstich, the Mustangs showed signs of life and were competitive for the first time all season. Photo used courtesy of underdogdynasty...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the SMU Mustangs the Worst Team in the FBS?

Another week, another embarrassing defeat for the SMU Mustangs. Photo used courtesy of centraltrack.com. This time, it was at the hands of the TCU Horned Frogs, who came into Gerald J. Ford Stadium last Saturday and steamrolled the Mustangs on their way to a 56-0 victory. Watching the TCU players beat the entire SMU team with the Iron Skillet for four quarters would have probably...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is hiring Mack Brown a real possibility for SMU Mustangs?

With the June Jones era now over at SMU, speculation has begun about who will replace him as the Mustangs new permanent coach. One interesting name that has been thrown around in recent days: former Texas head coach Mack Brown. Photo used courtesy of chron.com. FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman reported Monday that “well-connected SMU brass” are very interested in pursuing Brown...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Mack Brown return to coach SMU?

Twitter/@UT_MackBrown SMU football is a bit of a mess this season, especially after the surprise departure of June Jones on September 8. Jones had been the head coach of the Mustangs since 2008. When it comes to replacing the offensive guru, those at SMU have apparently been kicking the tires on one of the biggest names available in Texas football: former Longhorns coach Mack Brown...
Via College Spun
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas A&M cadet protects mascot from being run over (GIF)

An alert Texas A&M cadet made a crucial block in the back of the end zone which protected Aggies mascot Reveille from being accidentally run over by an SMU receiver during Saturday's game in Dallas.The SMU receiver chased a deep ball over his head and his momentum carried him out of bounds straight towards Reveille.  Fortunately, the A&M cadet stepped in at the right...
Via Holdout Sports
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cadet saves mascot from collision with SMU WR

Texas A&M's mascot, Reveille, was trying to take a nap during the TAMU-SMU game. But in a matter of seconds, after a bang-bang play, he was moments away from being involved in a big collision. In the second quarter of the game, with 1:35 remaining in the half, SMU aired it out down the field looking for WR Der'rick Thompson. The ball was overthrown, and Thompson was...
Via The Sports Daily
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs’ Offensive Line Needs to Step Up

Needless to say, there are numerous areas that need to improve for the SMU Mustangs to become a competitive football team. But one of the position groups that most obviously needs to step up is the Mustangs’ inexperienced offensive line. Photo used courtesy of houstonchronicle.com. SMU has allowed its quarterbacks to get sacked 13 times so far in the 2014 season; that’s is...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Offensive Line Needs To Step Up

Needless to say, there are numerous areas that need to improve for the SMU Mustangs to become a competitive football team. But one of the position groups that most obviously needs to step up is the Mustangs’ inexperienced offensive line. SMU has allowed its quarterbacks to get sacked 13 times so far in the 2014 season; that’s is the third-highest total in the FBS, even though...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the SMU Mustangs Move on from Their Terrible Start?

To say that the SMU Mustangs haven’t gotten off to an ideal start would be the understatement of the year. Photo used courtesy of sbnation.com. After being outscored 88-6 by Baylor and North Texas in two overwhelming defeats, the Mustangs headed into their bye week hoping to get some of their issues worked out before their home opener against the Texas A&M Aggies. Instead,...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU already louder, more physical after June Jones

DALLAS (AP) The blaring music mixes with the sound of pads popping as offensive and defensive players go head-to-head on the SMU practice field. Those are some of the very noticeable changes already for the Mustangs without playing a game since the unexpected resignation of coach June Jones only two games into his seventh season. ''A lot more tempo to practice,'' running back Kevin...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Dickerson on SMU football: ‘Just kill the program’

Former SMU running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson says his alma mater should either fix the football program or get rid of it. “I talked to four former players yesterday, and we all said if they don’t want to do anything, just kill the program,” Dickerson told 105.3 KRLD-FM in Dallas on Tuesday. “Just stick to academics and basketball and kill that program...
Via Sports-Glory
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Dickerson: Some high school teams could beat SMU

Eric Dickerson is not very proud of his alma mater at the moment. Dickerson, the NFL record holder for most rushing yards in a single season, has watched Southern Methodist University lose its first two games of the season by a combined score of 88-6. On Saturday, SMU will take on No. 7 Texas A&M […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Dickerson blasts SMU, says they should cancel program

Eric Dickerson blasts SMU's football program and believes all big schools cheat, including Texas, Texas A&M and Alabama.
Via Gamedayr
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

June Jones jumps from SMU’s sinking ship

The first head coaching move of the 2014 coaching season occurred on Monday with the announcement that SMU Mustangs head coach June Jones had resigned from his position, effective immediately. Defensive coordinator Tom Mason will take on the role of interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Jones, who had previous head coaching stints with the Atlanta Falcons and the Hawaii...
Via isportsweb.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU Coach June Jones Resigns After 0-2 Start in 2014

SMU coach June Jones has resigned after an 0-2 start this year. Jones is the first coach of the season to be fired or resign.Defensive coordinator...
Via Athlon Sports
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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