June Jones, Right On Time

Today SMU AD, Steve Orsini, hit a home run in landing June Jones as the Ponies new head coach. It’s a reported 5 year deal for under 10 million. (Don’t think Gary Patterson isn’t taking notes on that over at TCU).

Hawaii was winless after the 1998 season. They hired Jones in 1999 and in 2007 they were 12-0 in the regular season and a berth in the Sugar Bowl.

If Jones can just get SMU to a bowl game he’ll be successful.

For 1.5 million a year. I’m sure they want him to win the Conference USA title. Something he can do.

Is Justin Willis the right guy for Jones at quarterback? That is the big question. Jones did well with Timmy Chang and Colt Brennan. They broke numerous records under Jones. I’m not sure if Willis can sling the rock the way those kids could.

Jones is a solid hire. Good job by Orsini.

Newy Scruggs


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