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Under the Helmet

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Alan Howze

What made you choose Southern Miss?
"The hometown feel. It kind of felt like Ocean Springs. The guys took me in as family just like they did on my visit. That was a big thing for me."

What is your major and why did you choose that?
"Tourism Management. I chose it mostly because I am from the Coast and being young, I was interested in (potential employment at) all the Casinos."

Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
"Settled down somewhere with a good job. Hopefully back down in Ocean Springs at either the Beau Rivage or the Hard Rock Casino. I would like to do Operations Management either on the floor or within the hotel itself."

Your thoughts on the new coaching staff?
"I'm excited for them. The first day they came in I was pretty pumped. They are a great group of guys and they know what they are doing. They are energetic, fiery type of guys. It's going to be fun."

After last year's season, what do Golden Eagle fans have to look forward to this year?
"You have a new team in front of you with a new year. We are just as pumped as everyone else is. We feel like we have something to prove because we are a good team and we know it."

If we were to ask your teammates how do you think they would describe you?
"A quiet leader that doesn't talk as much. I lead by example."

Tell us something that an average Golden Eagle fan would not know about you?
"I'm a DJ (disc jockey)."

Describe this team in one sentence...
"A team that is ready to prove ourselves again and get that Southern Miss tradition back."

What has been your favorite moment so far as a Golden Eagle?"
"Winning the conference championship and taking the trip to Hawaii. The trip itself was great with the group of guys that we had on that team."

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