News sources: Mississippi State Coach Joe Moorhead to return in 2020

Published 8:46 am Monday, December 2, 2019

On the same day Ole Miss dismissed its head coach, news sources reported that Joe Moorhead will remain the head football coach at Mississippi State University.

Steve Robertson tweeted Moorhead would stay with the Bulldogs first on Sunday.

Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger reports Moorhead met with Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen for four hours on Saturday to discuss the program’s future. The coach is expected to have his contract extended to a fourth year.

So far in his Mississippi State career, Moorhead has compiled a 14-11 overall record on the field and reached bowl eligibility in back-to-back seasons. He also holds a 2-0 record against instate rival Ole Miss.

Despite his reputation as an offensive coach, Mississippi State teams under Moorhead’s helm have shown little production on offense.