Mississippi State Football announced Joe Moorhead is fired as head coach, meaning it is now searching for the next Mississippi State head coach. So who are the top candidates to replace Joe Moorhead as the Miss St. coach? We’ve got the top Mississippi State targets and some realistic options.
Miss St. Football could target a current Group of Power 5 head coaches, because there are some good ones. UAB’s Bill Clark and Tulane’s Willie Fritz have had great years and success and should be near the top of the candidate target list. Others like Army’s Jeff Monken & Central Michigan’s Jim McElwain are also options.
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Former Tennessee HC Butch Jones and former Auburn HC Gene Chizik would be good hires, but is the Mississippi State job the one they want? If you don’t remember, Mississippi State reported Gene Chizik for paying players & altering grades while he was at Auburn. That would be the peak SEC move.
Todd Monken is the former HC at Southern Miss who currently has a job as OC of the Cleveland Browns. Would he return back to the college ranks to take another head coaching gig? Dave Aranda & Todd Grantham are two defensive coordinators who have proven they are worthy of a head coaching job with their recent success at LSU & Florida. Would they want to leave their current position for the Mississippi State job? Find out what Tom Downey thinks in this Mississippi State hot board video.
Here’s the full list of Top 10 Candidates as the next Mississippi State Football Head Coach:
#10 Gene Chizik (Former HC, Auburn)
#9 Butch Jones (Analyst, Alabama)
#8 Dave Aranda (DC, LSU)
#7 Jim McElwain (HC, Central Michigan)
#6 Todd Monken (OC, Browns)
#5 Jeff Monken (HC, Army)
#4 Todd Grantham (DC, Florida)
#3 Joe Judge (ST/WR, Patriots)
#2 Willie Fritz (HC, Tulane)
#1 Bill Clark (HC, UAB)
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