06-16-2012 03:28 PM

Richardson brought Jaguars to new heights as coach

The team always found ways to disappoint. Championships were a pipe dream. And the end of every season came with yet another loss to Grambling.

Southern’s football program, once the class of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, had gone decades without realizing its potential, gaining a reputation for chewing up coaches and falling short in big games.

Then, in late 1992, university leadership made a compromise hire. It settled on Pete Richardson.

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