Joe Bryant Has Been Selected in this Week's Golden Eagle Pride Campaign

Joe Bryant (L) with teammate Joe Ganse at the Southern Miss/Navy game - 10/8/2011

Oct. 25, 2011


How long have you been a supporter of the Eagle Club?
Since the day it started.

Where are you currently located?
Hattiesburg

What is your earliest memory of Southern Miss Athletics?
Southern Miss defeating North Carolina State 7-6 in Norfolk, Va., my hometown, on November 11, 1966.

Why do you support the Eagle Club and Southern Miss Athletics?
It is a way of Life for me.

You have season tickets to what sports?
Football, Basketball and Baseball

Were you a USM athlete? If so, how did the experience affect your life?
Yes. I can truly say if it were not for USM I would not have my wife, family, business and education.

What is your favorite Southern Miss Athletics tradition?
Eagle Walk

Who is your favorite Southern Miss coach or athlete, past or present?
PW Underwood

What are three must-have items for your own personal tailgate?
Food, family and friends

What is the best type of food to have at a tailgate?
Any type of finger food or recreational beverages.

Why should more Southern Miss fans and supporters join the Eagle Club?
Because of what the Eagle Club provides - athletic scholarships. It needs to be called "The Eagle Scholarship Club."

From all of USM's athletic success, what is your favorite memory of all-time?
USM defeating Alabama 38-29 on Nov. 13, 1982 is my all-time favorite but there are many, many more.

What is your favorite part about the game-day environment for any USM sports team?
Eagle Walk

What is your favorite place on the campus of Southern Miss?
"M" Club Room

What do you miss about Southern Miss?
Nothing, I am still here. My office is right across Hwy 49 from the football stadium.

What piece of Southern Miss apparel can you not live without on game-day?
One of my many USM Caps.

How were you introduced to Southern Miss and USM Athletics?
I received a scholarship to play football at Southern Miss in 1971.

Tell us what Southern Miss Athletics means to you.
My life revolves around God, Family, Insurance, Travel & USM. All because of USM Athletics.

What is your favorite Southern Miss cheer?
Southern Miss to the Top!!!

What is your pregame ritual?
I open up the "M" Club room 3 hours prior to kickoff to meet and greet former athletes. Fifteen minutes before kickoff, I go to the radio booth in the press box where I spot for John Cox and Vic Purvis on the Southern Miss IMG College Sports Network.

Define Golden Eagle Pride?
A true love and passion for anything Southern Miss!

What makes you the most passionate Golden Eagle Fan?
My "Golden Eagle Pride"

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