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MSU fires head football coach Joe Moorhead

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Updated - Mississippi State has fired head football coach Joe Moorhead, the university announced Friday morning.

Posted: Jan 3, 2020 9:24 AM
Updated: Jan 3, 2020 2:47 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi State has fired head football coach Joe Moorhead, the university announced Friday morning.

MSU hired Moorhead after former head coach Dan Mullen left the program for Florida at the end of the 2017 regular season.

MSU compiled a 14-12 record during Moorhead's tenure.

Athletics Director John Cohen said the university will conduct a national search to find the Bulldogs’ next head coach.

Associate Head Coach Tony Hughes will serve as interim.

"In consultation with President Mark Keenum and after a thorough review and evaluation of all aspects of our football program, I have decided that a change in leadership is in the best interest of our team and university," Cohen said. "I want to thank Coach Moorhead for the hard work he has done with our football program. I wish Joe and his family success in the future."

"It is clear the time has come to change the leadership of our football program," Keenum said.

Open this link to read MSU's official statement.

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