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Southern Miss seeks success after 2 rough years

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm •  Published: August 14, 2014
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — It's been a brutal two seasons of football for Southern Mississippi.

The Golden Eagles finally had some success in last season's finale, beating Alabama-Birmingham 62-27 to end a 23-game losing streak. The win brought some positive energy to a program that desperately needed it.

And after getting a long-awaited taste of victory, the Southern Miss players say they crave success more than ever.

Second-year Southern Miss coach Todd Monken says his program has a much better foundation for preseason camp, and a nucleus of young players should help the Golden Eagles be much improved.

Sophomore quarterback Nick Mullens returns after throwing for 1,776 yards, 13 touchdowns and 14 interceptions as a true freshman.