DALLAS - His agent says Hawaii's June Jones has agreed to
become football coach at SMU.
Agent Leigh Steinerg earlier said Jones was moved by the
statewide effort for him to remain at Hawaii, with hundreds of
But Jones has decided to accept the SMU job. The coach spent
yesterday in Dallas meeting with school officials.
The Mustangs search committee that has been working since late
October to hire a replacement for Phil Bennett.
SMU likely can provide a higher salary and a bigger budget and
But SMU also carries a culture of losing.
Jones, who turns 55 next month, is 75-41 with the Warriors,
including 4-2 in bowls.