Will Hall establishing presence at Southern Miss
It’s been exactly a week since Will Hall was officially named the 22nd Southern Miss head football coach, but he won’t actually coach his first game until next season.
In the meantime, Tim Billings has one last dance as the interim head coach against Florida Atlantic, capping off USM’s worst season since the start of the Todd Monken era.
For Coach Hall, turning the program around starts with keeping the talent that’s already in the building in the building, one handshake at a time.
He says he wants the Golden Eagles to win Thursday’s regular season finale and doesn’t want to be a distraction, but is definitely looking forward to making his presence felt before, during, and after gameday. “Much like a scout, if you would. I just want to walk around, see the guys move around, see them practicing, see their energy level, see how they work and start familiarizing myself with putting a name to a face, and just learning them that way. And want to start getting to know these guys individually. Alright, I’m going to start with the older guys first and work my way down to the younger guys because again, we want to get these older guys bought in and we want them to stay and we want them to get bought in to how we’re doing it so we can create alignment all the way from me through the program.”
The Golden Eagles and Owls will kick things off from the Rock at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow.