USA president wants football

According to the Mobile Press Register

University of South Alabama President Gordon Moulton said Thursday that he will ask trustees, when they meet next week, to launch an intercollegiate football program.

“At this point in time, I think the information that we’ve been able to gather … is more than conclusive for me to say to trustees that I’m going to recommend this,” Moulton said.

Trustee approval of the new program and its budget at the Dec. 6 meeting would start a process that could result in USA fielding an NCAA football team by 2009.

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