LB Davis named defensive player of year
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Southern Miss head football coach Jeff Bower has been named Conference USA coach of the year and Golden Eagles linebacker Rod Davis won C-USA defensive player of the year.
The awards were handed out Thursday and voted on by the league's head coaches and media members.
Bower, 50, led the Golden Eagles to a 9-3 record, going 8-0 in conference play. Southern Miss won its first C-USA title since 1999.
The Golden Eagles will represent the conference at the AXA
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