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Around The Dog Park: Southern Miss won’t hire Art Briles, but Jay Hopson indicates he disagrees with the decision

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NCAA Football: Marshall at Southern Mississippi Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

General G5 and FCS

  • New Mexico State added ten players on National Signing Day
  • Over 50 former FCS players will play in the first season of the AAF.
  • Arkansas-Little Rock won’t be getting football again anytime soon


Conference USA

  • This week, Art Briles interviewed for an assistant job on Jay Hopson’s staff at Southern Miss. The administration decided against it, but per Brett McMurphy, Hopson believes Briles has strong feelings about getting Briles back into coaching.

Sun Belt

  • Georgia State is doing something great for its state’s high school coaches, and it’s something every college staff in the country can copy.
  • Ken Dorsey’s time at App State is already over, as he has been hired by the NFL’s Buffalo Bills
  • Billy Napier follows through on recruiting promises, with expected 7 players to sign as Ragin’ Cajuns
  • Georgia Southern 2019 football recruiting class will add TE Johnson, could add K Sessa