Joe Moorhead fired by Mississippi State

Pablo Tucker
January 5, 2020

The coaching carousel has begun to spin again with Mississippi State firing coach Joe Moorhead on Friday after just two seasons in Starkville, Mississippi. The Bulldogs won the Egg Bowl this season and they're now ranked No. 10 in the SEC team rankings with Ole Miss at No. 11.

Just days after the Mississippi State Bulldogs lost to the Louisville Cardinals in the Music City Bowl, the program has made a decision to move on from its head coach. After the game, Moorhead stressed his commitment to Mississippi State. The game was also affected by a practice altercation between true freshman quarterback Garrett Shrader and junior linebacker Willie Gay, which led to Shrader missing the game due to injury. "I wish Joe and his family success in the future".

We ask Rivals national recruiting director Mike Farrell if Kiffin and his Ole Miss staff can fill the vacuum left by Moorhead's departure and clean up in-state with the remaining 2020 prospects and especially the elite players in 2021?

Now, a little over a month later, Mississippi State has done just that. I felt he would out-recruit Moorhead, so now it's about who they replace him with. Napier, a former Alabama assistant and Clemson offensive coordinator, will coach the Ragin' Cajuns in the LendingTree Bowl Monday in Mobile.

According to The Advocate, this news comes only a day after UL announced that Napier signed a two-year extension to his current contract, which would keep him in Lafayette until the 2025 season.

". John Cohen will be working to find a new head football coach who will demonstrably reflect our shared expectations for a consistently competitive football team that displays discipline, pride, and preparation in all facets of the program".

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