Mississippi State officially announces Joe Moorhead as new football coach

It’s official. Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead will be the next head coach at Missisippi State.

The university made an official announcement acknowledging the hire on Wednesday morning. Moorhead will be charged with replicating the success of Dan Mullen, who left on Sunday to become the next head coach at Florida after spending nine seasons in Starkville.

Moorhead, who served under James Franklin at Penn State for two seasons, will be the school’s 33rd head football coach.

“During our search, it became unequivocally clear who our next football coach was and that man was Joe Moorhead,” Mississippi State AD John Cohen said via official release. “Joe is a winner, a man of integrity with a blue-collar work ethic and an ability to motivate others that our student-athletes will gravitate to. His innovative offensive philosophy is a perfect fit for our program and will keep us on a path to competing for championships. I was also impressed with his detailed defensive plan. He will demand excellence on and off the field and maximize the resources we have to continue to be successful in the SEC. We are proud to welcome Joe, his wife Jennifer, his daughter Kyra and sons Mason and Donovan to the Bulldog Family.”

This is a breaking news story that will be updated.

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