2007 BSC Panthers football

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The 2007 Birmingham-Southern College Panthers football season was the first for the college since 1939. In spring 2006, the college's board of trustees voted to move from NCAA Division I scholarship sports to Division III, which is non-scholarship. With the move, new Athletic Director Joe Dean, Jr revived the football program for the 2007 season. Former Alabama Crimson Tide and Birmingham Stallions reciever Joey Jones was named the head football coach in 2006, after a successful high school coaching career. Jones built the team from scratch. The Panthers went 1-7 in varsity play, and 2-0 in junior varsity games, with a team made up primarily of freshman and sophomore players. Since the college's athletic complex was not completed, the Panthers played their home games at Legion Field, Regions Park and at Waldrop Stadium.

Record (3-7)

  1. September 6: Won 41-13 against Mississippi College (junior varsity) at Legion Field
  2. September 15: Lost 10-7 to Rhodes College at Regions Park in Hoover
  3. September 23: Won 37-7 against LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia
  4. September 29: Lost 44-14 at Trinity College
  5. October 6: Lost 28-24 to DePauw University at Legion Field
  6. October 13: Lost 43-17 to Austin College in Sherman, Texas
  7. October 20: Lost 24-17 to Centre College at Waldrop Stadium in Homewood
  8. October 27: Lost 38-28 to Colorado College at Regions Park
  9. November 3: Won 25-33 against University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee
  10. November 10: Lost 58-7 to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi


Jones left the program in February 2008, accepting the first head coach position for the University of South Alabama. 2007 defensive coordinator Eddie Garfinkle was tapped to be head coach for the 2008 season.

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