Mustangs hoping to take next big leap

Jones' plan ahead of schedule as SMU looks for first conference championship since '84

Updated: December 2, 2010, 5:25 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -- It wasn't as if SMU coach June Jones arrived on campus complete with a power point presentation of his grand, five-year plan to revive the Mustangs' football program.

"It was all in my head," Jones said.

But he articulated clearly enough to the SMU brass what he felt was needed from the university and his coaching staff to make the Mustangs a top-15 program. Jones wanted five years to recruit the type of players needed to run his system and to instill a winning ...

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