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The Golden Eagles of Southern Miss are struggling during this, their centennial year of fielding a football program.   At the time they were called The Mississippi Normal College.  A lot can happen over a hundred football season—especially when going from playing teams like the Boy Scouts all the way to the top teams in the nation and sending some of the most notable players in the game to the pros.  Last year was USM's first 12-win season.  This year things have not gone so well under first year head coach Ellis Johnson.  The Golden Eagles have lost their first six games.  This Saturday is homecoming as they take on Marshall.  What a great time to show unprecedented support for the home team by filling up the stadium.  People talk about the legendary fan base of the most respected teams.  They comment on how their loyal fans turn out whether they win or lose.  Southern Miss has had about two decades of winning season and now they need to see their fans support them when they are down.  It's not about the coaches.  It's not about university politics.   It's about the team.  It's about the school.  It's about young men giving their best on the field of play.  We urge you to fill the Rock to the top…just like the first game of the season.  After all it is homecoming. 

I'm Jim Cameron.  Let us know what you think.

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