A born and raised Midwesterner, Michael Dugan joins the WLOX team as a Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist.
Originally from Chicago, Michael is a recent graduate of Indiana University and is excited to work on the warm coast where - among other things - he won’t have to fight through those brutally cold Midwest winters.
Having been involved in journalism since his freshman year of high school, his passion for reporting runs deep. In his free time, he loves to play golf and basketball.
Former East Central High coach enters his first year at his alma mater where he plans to reenergize the program from obscurity. Smith opens tenure against archrival and defending national champion Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Along with Washington’s coaching intern Jennifer King and Cleveland’s chief of staff Callie Brownson, Sunday’s game became the first in NFL history with a female official and female coaches on both sidelines.
After taking command of the game behind a monster night from Biloxi’s Tim Jones, the Golden Eagles allowed the Bulldogs to get hot thanks to a trio of touchdowns by quarterback Luke Anthony, the final one coming with just 14 seconds remaining.
Thomas had a relatively quiet first week against Tampa Bay, with just five targets, good for three receptions and just 17 yards. It was his second lowest receiving total of his entire career, and tied for the fewest receptions in a game in his career.
Having to deal with a limited amount of players has forced some coaches across the country to alter practice a bit, with some even saying they didn’t tackle in preseason camp. While not quite the same, Kiffin’s past experiences have taught him that is not an approach he is comfortable with taking.
After former head coach Jay Hopson stepped down, Walden was named interim head coach for the Golden Eagles. He’s been with the program for four years, with the last two being spent as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Kamara is the only player in league history with 2,000 rushing yards, 2,000 receiving yards and three Pro Bowl appearances in his first three seasons, and he is now under contract for the Black and Gold through at least 2025.
This is the last Sunday without NFL action on the schedule until February. Believe it or not, that means Saints football is nearly here. Their season openers, especially home openers, have not been terribly kind to them over the last decade.
It certainly wasn’t the start of the season Southern Miss was hoping for. But if there is any silver lining, it was the play of quarterback Jack Abraham, and perhaps even more so, wide receiver and Biloxi alum Tim Jones.