Sep 7, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Southern Methodist Mustangs head coach June Jones on the sidelines during the game against the Montana State Bobcats at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The Southern Methodist Mustangs beat the Montana State Bobcats 31-30. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

SMU to extend Head Coach June Jones according to report

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.

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