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Moorhead to Mississippi State
11/29/2017
 
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Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead has been named Mississippi State's 33rd head football coach, director of athletics John Cohen announced Wednesday. Moorhead will be formally introduced at a 10 a.m. news conference Thursday in the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex. Moorhead, arrives in Starkville after spending the 2016 and 2017 seasons as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on James Franklin's Penn State staff. Tabbed as Sports Illustrated and Yahoo's No. 1 rising assistant in college football in August 2017, Moorhead transformed the Nittany Lions offensively and spearheaded them to a combined 21-5 record, a 17-3 mark in Big Ten regular season play and the 2016 Big Ten Championship. Penn State scored at least 30 points in 21 of the 26 games Moorhead coached, and it averaged 39.4 points per game during that span. Moorhead will not take part in either teams Bowl games.
  
 
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