Southern Miss looking for a few good men

Southern Miss was 0-12 last year, so open tryouts may not be a terrible idea.

Southern Miss was 0-12 last year, so open tryouts may not be a terrible idea.

Think you have what it takes to play division one college football bu could never land a scholarship? Southern Miss may have the opportunity for you.

Southern Mississippi, the 2011 Conference USA champions who are coming off an unfathomable 0-12 season in 2012, will hold open tryouts next Wednesday, February 6. Of course, this is also National Signing Day, which might lead some to think head coach Todd Monken is struggling to put together a decent recruiting class in his first year on the job.

Southern Miss is currently ranked 11th in Conference USA in recruiting rankings, with 19 verbal commitments lined up (this includes one junior college transfer). The Golden Eagles are ranked 91st overall by 247 Sports, a significant drop off from the Class of 2012 (66th).

You can view details for the open tryouts here.

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