Tuesday, December 25, 2007

SMU Expresses Interest in Jones

Southern Methodist is interested in Hawaii's June Jones as its new football coach, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The Mustangs have been looking for a coach since firing Phil Bennett on Oct. 28.

Jones' five-year, $4-million deal with Hawaii ends in July, and no new deal has been reached. SMU athletic director Steve Orsini has raised around $10 million for the new coach and staff.

Frankly, we put the odds of Jones leaving Hawaii for SMU at slightly less than 10,000-to-1.

Other coaches in the mix at SMU include former Miami coach Larry Coker and former Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione.

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