FEDORA: 90 MINUTES WITH THE COACH

Larry Fedora challenged Southern Miss fans to fill M.M. Roberts Stadium for last weekend’s spring football game. It didn’t happen, but the first-year Southern Miss coach was not deterred.

“We had 11,000-something, and the atmosphere was awesome,” Fedora said in Thursday morning’s meeting with the Sun Herald. “That’s what we’ll be shooting for next year. Eventually, there’s going to be a point where you can’t get a seat at a spring game. That’s what’s gonna happen.”

Fedora touched on a variety of subjects in his 90-minute interview at the newspaper, including his early influences growing up in Bryan, Texas, and his desire to become a football coach while still in high school.

“Even though I had a very stable home life,” Fedora said, “those coaches still had a major impact on my life.”

Sun Herald
4/17/08