Team preview: Southern Miss

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:26 PM ET
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Larry Eustachy is grateful a second chance came at Southern Miss.

Eustachy was suspended and then resigned at Iowa State on May 5, 2003, after being under fire for improper behavior during his tenure there.

The controversy stemmed from news reports of Eustachy drinking with college students at the University of Missouri after a Cyclones-Tigers basketball game.

Other allegations of misbehavior and poor judgement surfaced, followed by an NCAA ruling of secondary violations against Eustachy in regard to improper cash payments to student-athletes.