The Mississippi State football program has found Dan Mullen’s replacement.
On Tuesday night, college football insider Brett McMurphy reported that the Bulldogs are set to name Penn State Nittany Lions offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead the program’s next head coach.
McMurphy reports that a deal will be finalized in the coming days.
The 44-year-old coach served as offensive coordinator for the Nittany Lions for the past two seasons. His previous head coaching record came from 2012-15 at Fordham. During that time, Moorhead compiled a record of 38-13.
Under Moorhead’s direction, Penn State was second in the Big Ten with 41.6 points per game.
Moorhead is known for his bright offensive mind, which has allowed star quarterback Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley, one of the best running backs in the nation, to excel.
Joe Moorhead was one of the best production meetings our crew had all year. You can see why players love him. Highly intelligent and fun scheme to watch in my preparation. Looking forward to seeing what he can do at @HailStateFB!
— Brady Quinn (@Brady_Quinn) November 29, 2017