Coaching job profile: Pluses and minuses of the Mississippi State opening

Katie Ramirez
January 5, 2020

Mississippi State announced Friday that Joe Moorehead's time as head coach of the Bulldogs is over after just two seasons.

Moorhead inherited a team in 2018 that many predicted to challenge for a top 10 ranking, but despite having the top ranked defense in the country, the Bulldogs lost five games, three of which they were favored in.

Just days after the Mississippi State Bulldogs lost to the Louisville Cardinals in the Music City Bowl, the program has chose to move on from its head coach.

The 46-year-old Moorhead replaced Dan Mullen at Mississippi State after a decorated tenure as offensive coordinator at Penn State from 2016-17.

One of the storylines prior to the bowl game was that freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader would not play because he got hurt in a confrontation with linebacker Willie Gay Junior, according to our news partner the Starkville Daily News. Instead, Mississippi State will embark on a coaching search.

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A new year has brought new coaching changes. "I wish Joe and his family success in the future". "Coach Moorhead is a good man, and I have nothing but respect for him".

In late November, Moorhead went into the Egg Bowl rivalry with Ole Miss on the hot seat.

Other names mentioned as possibility for the Bulldogs are Army's Jeff Monken, as well as former Auburn coach Gene Chizik and former Southern Miss and North Carolina coach Larry Fedora.

Cohen has named associate head coach Tony Hughes as the interim head coach until the university can find a replacement.

"None of the candidates mentioned have as much recruiting allure and cache as Kiffin, so I think this bodes very well for Ole Miss and there are some absolute studs in the 2021 and 2022 classes from the state of Mississippi".

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