When June Jones turned in his lei and left Hawaii for Southern Methodist, the Mustangs had not won a bowl game since they were hit with the death penalty in a quarter of a century. After an ugly first year, going 1-11, Jones and the Mustangs have found their stride, winning 30 games and 4 bowl games from 2009-2012. According to a report from Bill Nichols from the Dallas Morning News, the school is set to extend the head coach that has brought credibility back to the program.
Southern Methodist had a difficult first year in the All America Conference, going 4-4 in the conference with a 5-7 overall, but this was a no brainer move. Before Jones, the program still had not recovered from the death penalty and while they are nowhere near the program they had been, they have shown a pulse with a few players that have gone on to the NFL. It remains to be seen how far Jones can take the program, but he certainly warrants getting a shot to see.