DALLAS -- New SMU football coach June Jones today added most
of his staff -- including four assistants from his time at Hawaii.
The Hawaii transplants are Dan Morrison (assistant head
coach/offense), Dennis McKnight (offensive line), Jeff Reinebold
(receivers) and Wes Suan (running backs).
They helped the Warriors go 12-0 and qualify for the Bowl
Championship Series before losing to Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.
Jones also hired Tam Hollingshead as director of high school
Hollingshead was the last coach to win a state championship at
famed Texas high school power Odessa Permian in 1991. That happened three years after he was an assistant on the team chronicled in the book and movie "Friday Night Lights."
Hollingshead played for SMU in the 1970s after helping Brownwood
win two of its seven state championships.
He spent the past three years as head coach at Rockwall Heath
and was the head coach at Temple and an assistant at Texas A&M.
Jones hired Tim Hundley as assistant head coach/defense and
Tom Mason as defensive coordinator.
Bert Hill will coach the defensive line and Derrick Odum will
run the secondary.
Jones retained Randy Ross as director of football operations
and Steve Stigall as director of on-campus recruiting.