Jeremy McClain, Southern Miss’ athletic director, said he wasn’t surprised by the league’s decision. McClain expressed disappointment, however, saying that he is disappointed when student-athletes are punished for actions beyond their control. McClain went further. McClain stated that he was supportive of the NCAA conference. This flag issue is more important than hosting any type of post-season sport event, and it has a greater economic impact than losing these events. This is just one aspect of a larger picture. We must change the flag in Mississippi.” The 2021 Conference USA Tournament will be held in Ruston, La. and Louisiana Tech’s newly constructed baseball stadium. Lane Burroughs is a Collinsville native and has strong Mississippi connections. Burroughs, a Mississippi College graduate, was formerly a coach at Southern Miss and Mississippi State before he took the Tech job. Burroughs stated that he wasn’t surprised by Monday’s C-USA news but was disappointed for his home country. Burroughs stated, “It’s very unfortunate.” “My blood runs deep in Mississippi. Mississippi is a strong state for college baseball. Mississippi is a strong state for college baseball.