Southern Miss entertains Kentucky Saturday at 3 p.m.
The offensive coordinator oversees the QB battle as the Golden Eagles head into the season.
The Golden Eagles work about 3 hours in The Rock.
The Golden Eagles play their regular-season finale Friday at 3 p.m., versus Louisiana Tech.
Ito Smith ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
Football vs Southern
September 9, 2017
Football vs Kentucky
The Golden Eagles open the 2017 season by playing host to the Wildcats.
Football vs La Tech
High School: Three-star recruit (24/7sports.com)...Threw four touchdowns passes as Mississippi snapped a seven-year losing streak with a 28-21 victory in the 2015 Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Football Classic... Two-time, second-team All-State by Jackson Clarion-Ledger...2015 Preseason Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen...Led Laurel to Class 5A state championship in 2015; helped Tornadoes to South State title game in 2015, 2013; led Laurel to spot in Class 4A playoffs in 2012...Four-year starter, averaged nearly 240 yards total offense per game over his career...As a senior, threw for 3,317 yards with 43 touchdowns and 18 interceptions...Rushed for 456 yards and three scores...As a junior, passed for 3,631 yards and 25 touchdowns, while rushing for 456 yards and 12 touchdowns...As a sophomore, threw for 2,625 yards and 25 touchdowns, while rushing for 305 yards and five touchdowns...As a freshman, threw for 1,959 yards and 15 touchdowns, while rushing for 157 yards and five touchdowns...Also a standout in basketball.