Southern Miss will have their second interim head coach this season and third coach of the year as Scotty Walden has accepted the head coach position at Austin Peay University as first reported by Yahoo.
Tim Billings, who is listed as Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator for Southern Miss will take over as interim head coach.
Southern Mississippi is fresh off of a 56-35 loss to Liberty University. The Golden Eagles record sits at 1-4 overall with their lone win coming over North Texas.
Billings has been at Southern Miss for five seasons and has five decades of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate levels.
Despite the team’s 1-4 record, Southern Miss could still win the Conference USA West if they can win out this season.
Southern Miss has not commented on the report at this time.