|Conference Conference USA|
2012 record 0–12 (0–8 C-USA)
|Division East Division|
Defensive coordinator Tommy West (1st year)
|Head coach Ellis Johnson (1st year)|
Offensive coordinator Steve Buckley (1st year)
The 2012 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team represented the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the East Division of Conference USA. They were led by first-year head coach Ellis Johnson and played their home games at M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The 2012 squad finished the season winless with a final record of 0–12 and after only one year at the helm, Johnson was fired.