Six seasons and two games after leaving UH, June Jones has resigned as SMU’s head coach.
He turned the SMU program, as he did at UH 15 years earlier, but had a horrendous start this season, managing a lone touchdown in two games.
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When a significant player is lost to injury, coaches often ask the other players to increase their contributions by 5 percent.
Not sure what the equation is for the loss of two key players — running back Joey Iosefa (4 to 6 weeks with a fractured right ankle) and linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams (remainder of season with torn ACL in left knee) – but this should open the way for developing players.
Running back Steven Lakalaka moves into a starting role, and Lance Williams joins the rotation at outside linebacker. But this also opens the way for Domninique Small, who is considered a sleeper at running back, and, maybe, a freshman linebacker such as Jahlani Tavai.
There were team and position meetings this morning. A workout is scheduled for twilight.