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  • SMU football to hire Jim Leavitt as defensive coordinator

    ESPN "SMU football is hiring Florida Atlantic defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt for the same role, sources confirmed to ESPN. Leavitt, the head coach at South Florida from 1997 to 2009, will replace Kevin Kane, who left to coach linebackers..." January 27

  • SMU football working to make fans, prospects in the Dallas area 'pony up'

    USA Today "SMU coach Sonny Dykes understands the situation: You, a random Dallas resident, may have grown up rooting for Texas, or gone to school at Texas A&M, or moved into the city from Oklahoma, Louisiana, California or elsewhere. In other words, as one random resident of the about..." December 16

  • Duncanville star offensive tackle Savion Byrd chooses Oklahoma over SMU

    Dallas Morning News "It came down to hometown vs. powerhouse, but in the end the latter was too much to pass up for Duncanville star Savion Byrd. Byrd, a four-star recruit and the No. 4 player in the SportsDayHS Top 100, signed with Oklahoma on Wednesday during a live announcement over Zoom. He chose the..." December 16

  • Amid COVID-19 issues, SMU bows out of its bowl game commitment with UTSA

    ESPN "SMU will have to bow out of this weekend's Tropical Smoothie Frisco Bowl against UTSA because of COVID-19 issues, a source confirmed to ESPN on Monday. The news was first reported by 247Sports. The status of the bowl game, scheduled to be played Saturday at Toyota..." December 15

  • Houston's game at SMU Mustangs postponed over COVID-19 issues with Cougars

    ABC 13 "The University of Houston football game slated for Saturday against SMU is being postponed due to positive COVID-19 cases within the Cougars team, the school announced Wednesday. UH's athletics department said the school, SMU and the American Athletic Conference are working..." November 18