Who is June Jones?
Yes we know he is the newest head football coach on the Hilltop, but he has taken on many roles since his arrival in Dallas.
It would appear that he has a degree in Science, he done a great job assembling a coaching staff with great chemistry. He has also rebuilt the chemistry and confidence of a team that appeared to have been beaten down mentally by the previous coaching staff.
Jones has his new group of Mustangs believing in themselves, believing in his program and ready to go to battle for him and his coaching staff.
"This is the first time football has been fun since I arrived here at SMU," defensive tackle Serge Elizee said in an earlier interview. "Everyone loves him, the coaching staff he has assembled is the best we have ever had here."
Jones became a Polynesian God in Hawaii after leading the Warriors to a BCS game last fall. His first season on the Islands he lead a team that was 0-12 the year before to an unbelievable 9-4 record.
Many SMU fans are hoping that Jones can do the same thing in Dallas this fall. While Jones hasn't reached God status on the Hilltop yet, a repeat of what he accomplished at Hawaii would have Mustang faithful singing his praises.
"If you don't love June Jones something is wrong with you," veteran NFL and current SMU special teams coordinator Frank Gansz Sr said in an earlier interview. "He is a great coach but more importantly a great man. His players and coaches have always loved playing and coaching for him."
Jones arrival to the Hilltop has definitely caused an excitement and buzz that many SMU faithful aren't use to.
"I can't go anywhere any more wearing SMU gear that people don't come up to me and ask me about playing for June Jones," senior Will Bonilla said recently. "There is more excitement around this program than I have ever seen before since I have been here. He is a great coach, someone you want to play your heart out for."
Camp June Jones gets underway this Sunday with the first official fall practice to begin Monday morning at 9:30 a.m.
"For the first time in a long time, we can't wait to start fall camp," said one Mustang player. "We have something to look forward to; we know if we do our part, this coaching staff will put in the position to win ballgames."