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Southern Miss fires Ellis Johnson

Updated: November 27, 2012, 6:59 PM ET
Associated Press

Southern Mississippi has fired coach Ellis Johnson after one disastrous season that saw the program plummet from Conference USA champion to the worst record in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

Athletic director Jeff Hammond announced the decision on Tuesday morning, three days after the miserable 0-12 season ended with a loss to Memphis on Saturday.

"At Southern Miss we expect to compete hard and succeed both in the classroom and on the field," Hammond said in a statement. "This is not ...

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