Breaking: Mississippi State Hires Penn State OC Joe Moorhead As New Head Football Coach

Mississippi State football has hired Penn State OC Joe Moorhead to fill their head coaching position, vacated on Sunday when long-time coach Dan Mullen left the school to take the same position with Florida. 

This story was first reported by former ESPN college football analyst Brett McMurphy on Facebook (post below). 

Moorhead spent 2 years in Happy Valley and was the man responsible for the school's tremendous turnaround in 2016 from a 2-2 record (including a 49-10 drubbing loss to Michigan) to 9 straight wins and a Big Ten championship. The Nittany Lions would lose a thriller in the Rose Bowl against USC 52-49.

Penn State's offense under Moorhead's direction guided the team to a #2 national ranking and thrust RB Saquon Barkley to the top of the Heisman Trophy race before falling to Ohio State 39-38 in late October. Before becoming PSU's OC in 2016, Moorhead had a 36-13 record at Fordham in his only stint as a head coach.

McMurphy's post on Facebook breaking the news can be seen below:

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