Southern Miss fell to LA Tech, 31-20
Transcript of head coach Todd Monken from Southern Miss' Media Day
Head coach Todd Monken, WR Markese Triplett and DB Jacorius Cotton will represent Southern Miss.
Southern Miss conducted its third scrimmage of the spring at The Rock.
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Named All-Conference USA (Honorable Mention) … Played in all 12 games on the year, making 10 starts … Led the team with 73 total tackles, including a team-high 48 solo stops … Recorded 3.0 tackles for loss, including a sack … Broke up five passes while forcing and recovering a fumble … Had a season-high 10 tackles at Middle Tennessee, notching a season-best nine solo stops … Notched eight tackles against Alcorn State and UTSA, while posting seven stops against Mississippi State and No. 3 Alabama … Registered a sack for nine yards against No. 23 Marshall with TFLs against Middle Tennessee and Louisiana Tech … Forced a fumble against Appalachian State and recovered a fumble versus LA Tech … Notched pass breakups against Mississippi State, Alcorn, App State, LA Tech and UTEP.
2013 (Senior): Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
2012 (Junior): Started six games on the year and appeared in nine games overall … Started the first five games before an injury in the Boise State game sidelined him for much of the remainder of the season … Started the final game at Memphis … Posted 41 total tackles and forced a fumble.
2011 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Tied a team-high with seven tackles … Picked off a pass in the first quarter and returned it six yards.
2011 (Sophomore): Took over a starting safety role as a sophomore and started all 14 games … Notched a single-game high for tackles on the season with 17 at UAB … Tied for second on the team in tackles with 98 (54 solo, 44 assisted), recording eight or more tackles in four games … Picked off a pass at Virginia and against Nevada … Registered six pass break ups and also forced one fumble … Knocked down a two-point conversion attempt on the final play of the UCF game to preserve the win.
2010 Beef O’Brady’s Bowl: Tallied one assisted tackle in the game.
2010 (Freshman): One of seven true freshmen to see action during the year … Played in all 13 games on the season, seeing time extensively on special teams … Posted 12 tackles (three solos), six of which came on kickoff and one on the punt teams … Had season-high five tackles against Prairie View … Added four stops versus Marshall.
High School: Three-star athlete by Rivals.com and earned two stars from Scout.com … Four-year letterwinner for Bubba Jeter at Troup County High School playing on both sides of the football, concentrating mostly in the secondary during his senior campaign … Earned Troup County All-Purpose, Running Back of the Year, Iron Man and Defensive Player of the Year awards … Named team’s Offensive Most Valuable Player at the inaugural Columbus Valley High School Awards luncheon.
Personal: Full name is Jacorius Deshon Cotton … Son of Carla Cotton and Dwight Gates … Born on Oct. 29, 1991 in LaGrange, Ga. … Majoring in sport management.