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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Kentucky coach Mark Stoops with some high praise for Southern Miss QB Nick Mullens, who threw for a school record 4,476 yards and 38 passing touchdowns last year. Stoops said he'll be one of the best QBs the Wildcats see this season. "We'll face some very talented quarterbacks, that's for sure, but I have great respect for this kid. He is very good, very poised, you can tell he has great vision. He's seen everything. What I've been very impressed with is how accurate he is and how beautiful he throws the deep ball. He just drops it in there in some tight windows. He's been very impressive, so we'll have our hands full with him."

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UK preparing for quality opponent in Southern Miss (1:22)
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For best pure passer, the Herbie goes to ...

Kirk Herbstreit names Washington State's Luke Falk, Miami's Brad Kaaya, Southern Miss' Nick Mullens, UCLA's Josh Rosen and Cal's Davis Webb as nominees for the nation's best "pure passers." 2016 Herbies

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Countdown to college football: 29 days

Stanford's Christan McCaffrey and Tulsa's Keyarris Garrett both totaled an FBS-best 29 plays from scrimmage of 20 or more yards last season. Right behind them is Southern Miss' Mike Thomas and FSU's Dalvin Cook.

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Brett Favre's Hail Mary (0:23)
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Conference USA's 13 most important players in 2016

Western Kentucky took down Southern Miss to win the Conference USA title last season, and receiver Taywan Taylor put on a show. Who are the conference's other can't-miss players?

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C-USA confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do Conference USA coaches think 2016 will go? Coaches dish on why Southern Miss and Western Kentucky are the teams to beat, Marshall is a dark horse and UTEP has the league's best player.

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Blue Jays prospect out of hospital after collision

Anthony Alford, an outfielder for the Class A Dunedin Blue Jays, has left the hospital after being diagnosed with a concussion suffered in a collision while racing to catch a fly ball.

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GameDay 100: Deion Sanders' pick-six on Brett Favre (0:34)

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Kalan Reed of the Titans, the final pick in the draft, lived in Nashville for three years as a little kid. From age 3 to 6, he estimates. It's where he started playing sports. As a member of the Flatrock Vols football team, he thinks he played against Jalen Ramsey and he knows he played at halftime of a Titans game at what is now Nissan Stadium.

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Highlights: Kalan Reed

With the Mr. Irrelevant pick, the Titans nabbed another cornerback, taking the Southern Miss product. Check out some of Reed's best highlights.

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Reed could be the corner NFL teams want

Kalan Reed showed great athleticism at his pro day with a sub-4.4 40 time. He also has strong ball skills that allowed him to get his hands on more than 20 percent of his targeted passes, one of the best rates in the class. PFF's most underrated prospects (Insider)

Kalan Reed deserves more draft love

The top of the draft has plenty of cornerback options -- but Reed is a mid-round sleeper. He played a lot of off coverage for Southern Miss, so in the right scheme, he could fit in as a playmaker in zone coverage. Most underrated NFL draft prospects (Insider)

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Jamie Collins lit up the 2013 combine

The Southern Miss product showed off his freaky athleticism by posting a then-record 139-inch broad jump. Collins' ability has certainly translated to the field in New England. 32 combine stars

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Non-Power 5 schools are doing work

Who says you have to be a Power 5 school to get some hotshots? Now being considered as recruiting's biggest upset, 5-star DT Ed Oliver made it official and signed with Houston. Meanwhile, Southern Miss isn't doing too shabby with its class either.

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Hopson: Southern Miss 'opportunity of lifetime'

Jay Hopson was an assistant coach on some good Southern Miss football teams during the 2000s. Now he is returning to try to duplicate that success as the program's leader.

Team Stats

Passing Yards327.912th
Rushing Yards191.941st
Points For40.6Tied-12th
Points Against24.246th