If you want to win a bar bet, here's the question to ask: Southern Mississippi has played in ???? consecutive bowls? (Answer at the end of this paragraph.) Larry Fedora's team scratched out a 7-6 season in 2009, but the finish wasn't to the Golden Eagles' liking as Middle Tennessee State ran over Southern Mississippi, 42-32, in the New Orleans Bowl. Now the Golden Eagles have to replace workhorse running back Damion Fletcher, who rumbled for 1,000-plus yards in four consecutive seasons. The schedule is challenging. Southern Mississippi opens at South Carolina and plays host to Kansas in Week 3. The Golden Eagles close at Central Florida, Houston in Hattiesburg and at Tulsa. Answer: eight.
As a run-up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one poster each day until our supply is exhausted.
Then we turn it over to readers, who will vote on the poster of the year. In the meantime, send your team's poster schedule to jayzuma (at) gmail.com.
Last year, the site displayed 69 posters. This is poster No. 42 for 2010. Thanks to Kirstin and Joe! Poster designed by Old Hat Creative.