South Alabama has hired Kenny Edenfield from rival Troy to be the Jaguars' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
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South Alabama has hired Central Arkansas coach Steve Campbell to lead its football program.
Tyler Rogers passed for 451 yards and led a drive that brought New Mexico State back into the lead in the final minute in a 22-17 win over South Alabama on Saturday that made the Aggies eligible for their first bowl since 1960.
Joey Jones will step down as coach of South Alabama after the season. His team 4-7 and in seventh place in the Sun Belt Conference. Jones was the first coach of the Jaguars football team, which began play in 2009.
Wesley Fields and L.A. Ramsby each scored two touchdowns and Georgia Southern got its first win of the year, blasting South Alabama 52-0 Saturday to hand the Jaguars their first-ever shutout in the program's 101-game history.
Cole Garvin threw for 343 yards and two scores and South Alabama's defense denied Arkansas State on its last two drives blunting the Red Wolves' comeback with a 24-19 win on Saturday night.
Levi Lewis threw two touchdown passes and had 18 carries for 129 yards and Louisiana controlled South Alabama in a 19-14 win on Saturday.
Conner Manning threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns, and Georgia State held off South Alabama 21-13 on Thursday night for its first win at Georgia State Stadium.
Dallas Davis passed for 317 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, Xavier Johnson became South Alabama's career rushing leader and the Jaguars beat Louisiana Monroe 33-23 Saturday night.
Jags stand out on special teams
Thanks to some great punting in its upset of Troy on Wednesday night, South Alabama grades out as the most efficient special-teams unit of Week 7. Baylor, Iowa State and Stanford had great showings as well.
Backup running back Tra Minter had 104 total yards, South Alabama's defense and special teams forced four turnovers, and the Jaguars upset Troy 19-8 on Wednesday night in the Battle for the Belt.
J'Mar Smith threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns and Louisiana Tech broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to beat South Alabama 34-16 on Saturday night.
South Alabama coach Joey Jones has fired offensive coordinator Bryant Vincent.
Isaiah Saunders' 2-yard touchdown run finally gave Idaho a much-delayed 29-23 double-overtime victory over South Alabama on Saturday night in a game that saw two weather delays.
South Alabama, Iowa lead the way on special teams
The Jaguars scored on an 83-yard return of a blocked field goal and never looked back, dominating in the third phase against Alabama A&M. Rounding out the list was Iowa, Rutgers and Washington, with Dante Pettis' record-tying eighth career punt-return TD setting the tone.
Dallas Davis threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns to help South Alabama roll past Alabama A&M 45-0 on Saturday night.