Newfound QB depth headlines start of Southern Miss spring practice

For the first time in six years, the Southern Miss football program is taking the field for spring practice fresh off a post-season win.

The Lending Tree Bowl champions have more momentum than they’ve had in a long time and they have more quarterback depth than they had in a long time.

Key departures including Ty Keyes to East Mississippi and Trey Lowe III to Liberty. Key additions including Billy Wiles from Clemson and Holman Edwards from Houston, alongside returner Zach Wilcke, all fighting for one job. Southern Miss Head Football Coach Will Hall said, “Offensively, just continuing to improve and becoming what we came here to do. I feel like this is the first time we’ve really got a fighting chance to run the offense we came here to run. We’ve got three guys that are really competing right now to be the starter with, obviously, Wilcke’s returning, and then we’ve got Billy Wiles transferred in and Holman Edwards transferred in, and we’ve got of talent in that room, the most we’ve ever had, and a lot of competition for the first time, and just really feel good about – I think we’ve done to that room kind of what we did to the D-line last year. We brought a lot of kids in that can really play, so we’re going to roll it out there and let them compete, and saw a lot of good things today.”

One practice down, 13 to go for USM leading up to the first scrimmage on Saturday, March 25th.

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