Joe Moorhead. John Hendrick. Matt Luke.
Last season, those were the three football coaches at Mississippi State, Jackson State and Ole Miss, respectively.
You had to be one very devoted college football fan to know their names, and not just because they went a combined 14-23 last year before each was relieved of his duties. Good men, sure, but these were mostly anonymous guys, career assistants who were little threat to win games, let alone generate headlines.
Well, it’s an entirely different state of Mississippi these days.
Meet the new guys: Mike Leach. Deion Sanders.