Report: Mississippi State considering firing Joe Moorhead due to off-field issues
Mississippi State is exploring the possibility of firing Joe Moorhead as their head coach, according to a report.
Yahoo’s Pete Thamel shared the news on Moorhead and says Mississippi State officials have looked into a possible firing due to off-field issues.
Sources: Mississippi State is exploring firing coach Joe Moorhead. No formal decision has been made. School officials have been discussing Moorhead's future since a spate of off-field issues, including the fight that led to QB Garrett Schraeder missing the Music City Bowl.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 3, 2020
Thamel referenced a fight between Garrett Shrader and Willie Gay that resulted in Shrader missing the Music City Bowl due to a broken orbital bone.
MSU QB Garrett Shrader, with a broken orbital bone, will not play in the Music City Bowl due to an alleged altercation with LB Willie Gay.
Gay is currently practicing with the team, per @loganlowery, and was previously suspended for academic fraud and ejected once for fighting.
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) December 26, 2019
Mississippi State went 8-6 in Moorhead’s first year, but slipped to 6-7 this season after losing their bowl game. ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg says Billy Napier could be a possible replacement.
Am told next 24-48 hours will be key, as the situation needs to be resolved one way or the other. If Miss State makes a change, Louisiana’s Billy Napier could be a strong candidate. He received a 2-year contract extension through 2025 season today. https://t.co/T3OZRMLCom
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 3, 2020