Gov. Bryant on Southern Miss: "These are hallowed grounds for me"

The alumni house at The University of Southern Mississippi was left in ruins in February 2013 when an EF-4 tornado ripped across the heart of the Pine Belt, but there's been a remarkable recovery since then.

Governor Phil Bryant re-dedicated the house and says it's better than ever before. Dozens of alums and students gathered for the ceremony.

"It means so much to me," Bryant said.

"Both of my children graduated here. I hope my new grandson is here one day. This is my family. These are hallowed grounds for me and all of those in my family that have enjoyed it through the generations, and will in generations to come."

The house is built just in time for the Alcorn vs. USM game which is the first home game in Hattiesburg for the 2014 football season.