It’s always great to get back to Hattiesburg, a city where I spent four years of my life. Southern Miss will always be special to me, so to be able to go back there and help today’s student-athletes navigate the media/social media waters is rewarding.
I did four separate sessions over five hours on Monday — volleyball, men’s basketball, softball and football. As a bonus, I ran into former Southern Miss quarterback Lee Roberts, who played the position when I was in college and working at the local TV station. Lee now is the color analyst for the Southern Miss football radio broadcasts. I remember people close to the team saying he was the best practice quarterback they’d seen in a long time and all he needed was a shot. Well, ineffective quarterback play gave him his shot and he only turned into arguably the second-best quarterback in Southern Miss history, behind that guy who wore number four.