With Nick Mullens' status uncertain, USM turns focus to Old Domi - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

With Nick Mullens' status uncertain, USM turns focus to Old Dominion

USM senior quarterback Nick Mullens and offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson on the sidelines during Saturday's loss to Charlotte. Courtesy: WDAM USM senior quarterback Nick Mullens and offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson on the sidelines during Saturday's loss to Charlotte. Courtesy: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS -

"We're going to see,” said Southern Miss head coach Jay Hopson on Monday afternoon. “I think Nick [Mullens] will be okay by Friday but we're just going to wait and see how it goes."

That was Hopson’s response when asked about the status of USM senior quarterback Nick Mullens. Mullens was taken out during the third quarter of USM’s loss to Charlotte on Saturday after taking a big hit.

Hopson said he’d prefer to “plead the fifth” when asked if Mullens’ injury was due to a concussion.

In that same game, backup quarterback Parker Adamson would lead the Golden Eagles to two touchdown drives before he was helped off the field. With two quarterbacks potentially sidelined this weekend, Hopson said freshman Keon Howard will see more snaps this week at practice.

Nevertheless, Southern Miss is moving on to Old Dominion and trying to stay positive with just three games remaining.

"We know these last three weeks are critical weeks for our run and we have to take it one at a time,” Hopson said. “Again, this football team has everything to play for. There's a lot of football teams right now that have no chance of winning a championship. We have to go to work. I don't know any other way to put it."

"The biggest deal is to not point fingers at whatever and just move forward,” said Southern Miss offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson. “That's the only thing I know how to do. Ultimately, we have to come together as a group."

Copyright WDAM 2016. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • No. 7 Rice takes down second-seeded Louisiana Tech

    No. 7 Rice takes down second-seeded Louisiana Tech

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:17:26 GMT

    Fifth-seeded University of Texas-San Antonio hit for the cycle in consecutive at-bats in a nine-run, third inning Thursday morning to pull off an opening-round upset for a fourth consecutive postseason at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park.

    More >>

    Fifth-seeded University of Texas-San Antonio hit for the cycle in consecutive at-bats in a nine-run, third inning Thursday morning to pull off an opening-round upset for a fourth consecutive postseason at the 2018 Conference USA Baseball Championship at MGM Park.

    More >>
  • Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:32:54 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:15:20 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:43 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:43:09 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-05-24 21:04:01 GMT
    The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. (Source: FDA)

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>

    The US Food and Drug Administration health is warning parents about the risks of teething remedies.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly