June Jones enters his fourth season at Southern Methodist and the coach says this will be his best team yet. Seventeen staters return and the Mustangs can make noise early with a victory Sept. 4 at Texas A&M.
Three players made spectacular one-handed receptions in Week 1. Let's take a look at each, starting with Boise State's Tommy Gallarda hauling in a scoring pass in Monday night's victory against Virginia Tech.
Southern Methodist's Darius Johnson twists and pulls in a pass against Texas Tech.
Alabama's Julio Jones scores a touchdown in spectacular fashion against San Jose State.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: Mustang alums
are not shy about flaunting their financial success. This is the place where you'll see BMWs sporting bumper stickers that read, "My maid went to Texas." Now the big money once again has a team to be proud of thanks to June Jones, who resurrected a program many thought would never recover from the death penalty handed down by the NCAA in 1987. After going 1-11 in Jones' first season in 2008, SMU finished 8-5 in 2009, including a 45-10 bludgeoning of Nevada in the Hawaii Bowl. This promises to be a fun team to watch, especially on Oct. 23 when the Mustangs play host to equally pass-happy Houston.
As a run-up to the start of the season, the Wiz will display one
poster each day until our supply is exhausted. Last year, the site
displayed 69 posters.
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. Thanks to Brad!
Receiver Emmanuel Sanders gets featured play for the Mustangs, who return 15 starters for second-year coach June Jones. The Mustangs are saddled with a 10-game losing streak and tied with Iowa State for the second-longest skid in the country. Only Washington has a longer streak with 14. SMU turned the ball over 32 times in 2008, often putting the defense, which gave up 30 or more points 11 times, in a tough spot. But Jones is known for his rebuilding efforts and the Mustangs should be improved this fall. Thanks to Brad!