Bower resigns as Southern Miss coach after 14th winning season

Updated: November 26, 2007, 8:30 PM ET
Associated Press

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Jeff Bower ended one of college football's longest coaching runs Monday when he resigned at Southern Mississippi.

Bower capped his 14th consecutive winning season Saturday and ends a 29-year relationship as player and coach with the Golden Eagles despite accepting his 10th bowl invitation in the last 11 seasons.

Though he resigned after 17 years as head coach, a terse Bower did not sound like it was completely voluntary.

"I ...

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