All throughout the week — at Southern football practice, or even away from the field — Southern senior tight end Dillon Beard found his senior quarterback to relay a message.
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Saturday, November 04, 2017
Southern quarterback Austin Howard, the senior captain who threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns in the Jaguars' 37-31 win against Prairie View on Saturday, now stands as the highest-scoring quarterback in school history.
Austin Howard thumped his chest and pointed toward the stands after giving the home crowd a performance to remember him by in his final performance at A.W. Mumford Stadium.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Last week against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Southern deployed a completely healthy version of its 1-2 punch at running back in a full game for the first time since the season opener.
Some time shortly after Southern’s 2016 season ended with a 52-30 loss to Grambling, a collection of cell phones lit up with a message from Aaron Tiller.
Thursday, November 02, 2017
Hiding in plain sight in Southern’s game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday was quarterback Austin Howard’s true value to his team.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Asked about the number five — as in the number of sacks Southern recorded last week against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, a season high — Southern coach Dawson Odums responded by bringing up a different number.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
As this long season began, two of the biggest questions for Southern centered on how the Jaguars would replace the exceptional talents of Lenard Tillery and Willie Quinn.
All Southern coach Dawson Odums wants for his team’s final home game of the season is a difficult environment for Prairie View A&M to play in.
Monday, October 30, 2017
If recent history is a useful indicator, the A.W. Mumford Stadium scoreboard operator might be busy at Saturday’s game between Southern and Prairie View A&M.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
The timing really could not have been much better for Austin Howard: After a huge performance Saturday in Little Rock, the senior quarterback is poised to break two school records in his final home game.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —?Southern coach Dawson Odums struggled to keep his voice from breaking as he answered questions following his team’s 47-40 win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —?There weren’t very many ways left for Danny Johnson to score this season — he’d already returned a punt and an interception for touchdowns, then added a touchdown catch and run in the two games leading up to Saturday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —?On a day the Southern defense allowed too many points for comfort against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, senior quarterback Austin Howard turned in a performance as crisp as the autumn weather Saturday.
The Southern University Board of Supervisors approved the baseball clubhouse to be renamed the Cador Baseball Operations Center last week in honor of longtime coach Roger Cador.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Here, in this living room with the high ceilings and earth-toned furnishings, the boy is on the move, weaving through a forest of women clad in blue and gold and camouflage.
Asked about the possibility of facing another mobile quarterback this weekend, Southern defensive end Aaron Tiller just laughed and pointed to teammate Austin Howard, who was sitting down a few feet away.
After a practice this week, Southern coach Dawson Odums, watching his players as they separated to meet with their position groups, spoke about the weekly challenge of getting their minds in the right place.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
THIBODAUX — Southern had six players score in double figures in beating Nicholls State 106-92 in an exhibition game Wednesday at Stopher Gymnasium.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Redshirt freshman running back Devon Benn was back at practice Tuesday morning looking much like his old self after missing most of the past three games with a knee injury.
Monday, October 23, 2017
The look Southern coach Dawson Odums saw on his quarterback’s face at practice Monday morning was one of determination, causing him to repeat a refrain from last week: Austin Howard is due.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
In the aftermath of a 35-17 win against rival Jackson State on Saturday, Southern coach Dawson Odums wanted to see more.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. —?At the time Southern and Jackson State were originally scheduled to kick off, at 6 p.m. Saturday, nine people were trapped in an elevator at?Mississippi's Veterans Memorial Stadium for nearly 45 minutes.
JACKSON, Miss. —?Earlier this week, when Southern found out Jackson State made a change to its offensive coaching staff, taking play-calling duties away from Chad Germany and giving them to Derrick McCall, Southern’s Dawson Odums said adjusting to…
JACKSON, Miss. —?Lightning was detected near Mississippi Veteran's Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Mississippi, forcing kickoff to be pushed back 30 minutes to 6:30 p.m.?
Friday, October 20, 2017
The wounded animals are the ones that should be approached with the most caution, and that is the metaphor Southern defensive coordinator Trei Oliver applied to winless Jackson State.
With most of Southern’s roster having already hit the showers after practice, the dominant sound on a steamy morning at the Bluff last week was that of defensive line coach Juan Navarro laying into his position group.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Southern is in the unique position of being midway through the season and not having a clear picture of what to expect from its opponent Saturday.
Six weeks removed from a knee injury he sustained in the season opener, Southern quarterback Austin Howard has regained the mobility that was limited in his first few games back from the injury.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Austin Howard’s favorite moment of the past four years didn’t come in a tight game with championship aspirations on the line.
Against Alabama A&M, senior linebacker Kentavious Preston was back where he spent the first two seasons of his Southern career: playing the weakside, or Will, linebacker position.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Southern coach Dawson Odums saw a noticeably fresh football team take the practice field right around sunrise Monday morning.
Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Southern football team serves as a fine example for the wonders a dependable rushing attack can perform for an offense.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Southern University's men's and women's basketball teams met with the media Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at the University's F.G. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, La. for a preseason preview of each team.
To Southern senior quarterback Austin Howard, the best version of the Jaguars has yet to appear.