Southern Methodist head coach June Jones resigned earlier this week.
Jones decided it was the best interest for himself and the program. He cited “personal issues” for his abrupt decision to leave.
Entering his seventh season at SMU, the Mustangs have struggled mightily in their first two games after getting blown out 45-0 to Baylor and 43-6 to North Texas.
Defensive coordinator Tom Mason will take over for Jones as the interim head coach.
After stints in the NFL as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons and San Diego Chargers, Jones took Hawaii in 1999. His greatest feat as a college coach was in 2007 when he led Hawaii to the Sugar Bowl. The Rainbow Warriors were defeated 41-10 by the Georgia Bulldogs, resulting in their only loss of the year (12-1)
He took over SMU in 2008 and led the Mustangs to three bowl wins during his tenure. He finishes with a 112-84 career record and was 36-43 at SMU.
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