Over the years, Southern Miss has taken down some of the most storied programs in college football. Not even Alabama's 56 game home winning streak under Bear Bryant was safe against the Golden Eagles.
This is an excellent video from Southern Miss that highlights the tradition behind the program, and what it means to play for the Golden Eagles as told by Brett Favre and John Cox (the voice of the Golden Eagles).
This quote, from a writer after Southern Miss ended Alabama's legendary home winning streak, was one of the most impressive lines of the whole clip.
"If you're going to war, and you get to pick first, choose Southern Miss. Always choose Southern Miss. Don't fight Southern Miss, because no matter how hard you fight, those folks will fight harder. These people know sweat. They know work. They know nothing has ever come easy. They are hard...hard I'm telling you."
If there ever was a quote that belonged on the walls of the Southern Miss football facility for recruits and players to see daily, that would be the one.