Southern Miss president Rodney Bennett, left, sits by new athletic director Jon Gilbert at his introductory press conference on Jan. 24, 2017, in Hattiesburg. Gilbert stepped down on Sunday and Bennett has laid out his plan to find his replacement.
Southern Miss president Rodney Bennett, left, sits by new athletic director Jon Gilbert at his introductory press conference on Jan. 24, 2017, in Hattiesburg. Gilbert stepped down on Sunday and Bennett has laid out his plan to find his replacement. Patrick Magee pmagee@sunherald.com file
Southern Miss president Rodney Bennett, left, sits by new athletic director Jon Gilbert at his introductory press conference on Jan. 24, 2017, in Hattiesburg. Gilbert stepped down on Sunday and Bennett has laid out his plan to find his replacement. Patrick Magee pmagee@sunherald.com file