Southern Miss still in prove it mode as Sun Belt play begins

Under the watch of Todd Monken in 2015, the Southern Miss football program started to get back a piece of itself, beating the teams it should be and playing the big schools really tough.

2022 is starting to feel like the same thing under the watch of Will Hall following a week four statement win on the road over Tulane.

The Golden Eagles are feeling refreshed off their bye week just in time for their first ever Sun Belt conference game on the road against Troy.

USM looking for its first three-game winning streak of the Coach Hall era which would get the Black and Gold above .500 for the first time in the Coach Hall Era.

They say it’s good to have a short memory after a loss, but Hall is taking that same exact approach following a win, even if it is the biggest win since he’s been at USM. Coach Hall said, “It was a big win but it was two weeks ago now, you know what I mean? It’s over. It’s done with. And we’ve got a new challenge and a new – the great thing about life and football nowadays with the world moving so fast and social media is you do something great on one day, you get accolades for it and the next day you either do it again or you fail and everybody thinks you’re not any good anymore, so you’ve got to wake up every day and prove it every day. And so, we’ve kind of moved on from that. I think experiences in life do build confidence, and we have gone on the road and won a game versus a really good team so we’ve got more confidence we can do that. But this is a new and intriguing challenge all in and of itself.”

USM and Troy kick things off at 6 p.m. Saturday in ESPN Plus.

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