On April 28, Southern Miss issued a one-sentence news release stating: "Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Larry Eustachy has announced that Darnell Dodson has been dismissed from the team." Dodson had apparently run into trouble again after transferring to the school following his lone season at Kentucky.
Now according to Andy Katz, Dodson might get another chance to continue his career at Southern Miss.
In addition, a source said a decision was due soon on reinstating Kentucky transfer guard Darnell Dodson by mid-year. Dodson had been booted off the Wildcats team after the 2009-10 season by coach John Calipari, who did not give a reason.
Dodson transferred to Southern Miss and was enrolled this past January, but in late April, Eustachy announced Dodson had been dismissed from the Golden Eagles as well, and also did not give a reason.
According to the Hattiesburg (Miss.) American, Dodson was charged with felony burglary for allegedly stealing items from a fraternity house in April.
Eustachy, who Katz reported has agreed to a new three-year contract, hasn't been shy about offering second chances considering he needed one himself. After his problems with alcohol cost him his job at Iowa State, he came to Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles won 22 games last season.
With Dodson, the team would get back a player who once led Kentucky in made 3-pointers and helped John Calipari's Wildcats reach the Elite Eight in 2010.
In April, Eustachy appeared to have ended Dodson's career at Southern Miss before it began. But after a change of heart, Dodson might very well get one more opportunity.