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The progression that could get SMU to the postseason

Phil Bennett was fired once the Mustangs record kept them out of the bowl picture. Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus
Phil Bennett was fired once the Mustangs’ record kept them out of the bowl picture. Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus

Phil Bennett was fired once the Mustangs’ record kept them out of the bowl picture. Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus

Oct. 21, 2007Phil Bennett fired with four games remaining in the 2007 season.

Nov. 24, 2007SMU finishes the 2007 season with a 1-11 record.

Dec. 4, 2007SMU flies Paul Johnson to Dallas to interview for head coaching job.

Dec. 7, 2007Georgia Tech hires Paul Johnson as head coach.

Jan. 7, 2008SMU hires June Jones as head football coach.

April 5, 2008SMU completes spring practices with the Red & Blue game.

Aug. 4, 2008First fall practice.

Aug. 18, 2008June Jones names Bo Levi Mitchell and Braden Smith as top two quarterbacks.

June Jones (right) sits with SMU Athletic Director Steve Orsini (middle) and his agent (right) at the press conference announcing his hiring at SMU. Photo by Stuart Palley, The Daily Campus

une Jones is known for turning programs around. He did it for Hawaii taking a no-win team to a nine-win season in just one year. Photo by John Schreiber, The Daily Campus

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