Keeping Score

Report: Sadler candidate for Southern Miss job

Iowa State assistant Doc Sadler is among the candidates for the Southern Miss head coaching job, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Sunday.

Sadler is the former head coach at Nebraska and UTEP and has a career record of 149-107.

Sadler went 27-8 with an NCAA Tournament bid in his his first season at UTEP 2004-05 and landed at Nebraska 2006-07. The Cornhuskers went to the NIT in three of Sadler's six years at the school.

Sadler, an Arkansas native, interviewed for the Southern Miss job in 2012 after Larry Eustachy left for Colorado State.

Sadler impressed the search committee, but the job went to Donnie Tyndall, who left last week for Tennessee.

Multiple reports indicate Stephen F. Austin head coach Brad Underwood is the top candidate for the Southern Miss job.

Other potential candidates at USM include Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne, Eastern Kentucky head coach Jeff Neubauer, Florida assistant John Pelphrey, Southeastern Louisiana head coach Jay Ladner, Morehead State coach Sean Woods and Wichita State assistant Greg Heiar.