College Football 77 in 77: #50 Southern Miss Golden Eagles

Looking at the Southern Miss Golden Eagles roster, I see a couple familiar names in the coaching staff. Golden Eagles Head Coach Larry Fedora (that is a really fun name to say, it sounds like the absolutely coolest man alive would have that name) and Defensive Coordinator Dan Disch (a much less interesting name) were both assistants under Ron Zook at Illinois.

As an Illini, I have to ask what it feels like to escape from under the tremendous shadow cast by the Zooker coaching greatness. I mean since Zook is our generation’s Bear Bryant, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Knute Rockne and Bob Zuppke all rolled into one, (you’ve caught on to the sarcasm by now right?) it must have been easy for these two men to bask in the glory during their days in Champaign.


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