Bo Pelini says he’s excited about the offense and expects them to play hard and be physical right out of the gate. Despite a new staff and new faces, there is one thing we know for sure about this Southern Miss. team, the return of All-Conference USA senior defensive lineman Jamie Collins.
The Golden Eagles return three of their top tacklers from a year ago, when they finished the season 12-2 and were Conference USA champions. Several players made reference to the defense’s speed and specifically talked about the possible first-rounder… including quarterback Taylor Martinez.
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Taylor’s worked on a new throwing delivery this offseason and while he has always been known for his running, if he had to put a percentage on it. He says he would much rather pass.
Offensive coordinator Tim Beck says he sees a different Martinez from a year ago when he was trying to pick up Beck’s system.