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Fireside chat with Ellis Johnson

South Carolina defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson was officially named the head coach at Southern Miss yesterday.

Johnson, who turns 60 on Friday, was excellent at his introductory presser. He drew a great response from the audience when he was asked if he thought that his age was an issue taking a head coaching position late in his career...Johnson's response was right on the money.

"I've had no complaints from my wife, Caroline" Ellis said as the crowd erupted in laughter.

Johnson will start his duties working with the Golden Eagles immediately. 

Ellis sat down for a chat with Southern Miss President Dr. Martha Saunders. He provides some good insight into his plans here.