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Mike Leach Reportedly Named New Mississippi State HC After Joe Moorhead Firing

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Mississippi State's coaching search has reportedly come to an end.

According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the Bulldogs hired Mike Leach to be its next head football coach Thursday. The position was open because the SEC program fired Joe Moorhead after a mere two seasons at the helm.

Brett McMurphy of Stadium added some perspective to the move:

Brett McMurphy @Brett_McMurphy

Washington State’s Mike Leach, one of nation’s most innovative offensive minds, will be Mississippi State’s coach, sources told @Stadium. Leach coached 18 years at Texas Tech & WSU.