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  • Mississippi State's Mike Leach Optimistic CFB Season Will Go On As Planned

    Sportsnaut "The always boisterous Mike Leach shocked the college football world earlier this year when he decided to leave Washington State for Mississippi State. Leach’s success as a coach and his personality should play pretty darn well in the south. With the 2020..." May 29

  • Former Mississippi State QB Keytaon Thompson announces Virginia as transfer destination

    CBS Sports "Virginia has been looking for a replacement for former signal-caller Bryce Perkins, and it might have found him in the heart of SEC country as former Mississippi State quarterback Keytaon Thompson announced on Twitter that he will transfer to the..." May 01

  • DL Fabien Lovett announces Florida State as transfer destination

    CBS Sports "New Florida State coach Mike Norvell isn't able to hit the recruiting trail due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn't stop him from landing a big transfer commitment on Monday. Former Mississippi State defensive lineman Fabien Lovettannounced on..." April 13

  • Mississippi State to provide Mike Leach with Mississippi history museum tours after deleted noose tweet

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Mississippi State is not standing pat after Mike Leach’s latest Twitter controversy. The school said in a statement Tuesday that it didn’t condone Leach’s Twitter behavior last week when he tweeted a joke that involved a picture of a woman knitting a..." April 07

  • Mississippi State defensive lineman Fabien Lovett enters NCAA transfer portal

    Saturday Down South "Mississippi State appears to be losing some depth on the team’s defensive line. That’s due to the fact rising sophomore Fabien Lovett has announced that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Lovett appeared in 11 games last season for the Bulldogs during his..." April 03

  • Mike Leach Apologizes for Tasteless Quarantine Tweet Depicting Woman Knitting a Noose

    12 News "No stranger to controversy or bad press, new Mississippi State Bulldogs football coach Mike Leach found himself in hot water on Wednesday when he sent out an offensive tweet related to life amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tasteless tweet depicted a woman knitting a noose,..." April 02

  • Four-star QB Sawyer Robertson breaks down Bulldog decision

    247 Sports "Whether it was at Washington State or now Mississippi State, 2021 quarterback and 247Sports four-star quarterback Sawyer Robertson has been a long-time priority for head coach Mike Leach. On Tuesday the Coronado (Texas) High School standout joined Leach's Class of 2021 at..." April 01

  • Early reactions to college football's offseason coaching hires

    The Score "Now that Colorado has landed former Miami Dolphins receivers coach Karl Dorrell, college football's hiring-and-firing season has concluded (we think). Placing grades on new head coaches can be a futile task. Two years ago, Scott Frost (Nebraska) and Chip Kelly (UCLA) were..." February 29

  • Ex-Miss State Football Player Philemon Jones Found Dead in Lake After Being Missing for a Month

    Black Sports Online "No foul play is suspected which means they are looking at this as more of a suicide. Very sad story. A body found in a lake in Lee County this week was officially identified as a former Mississippi State football player, the Coroner’s Office said Wednesday. " February 14

  • Coach Mike Leach deletes tweets about Mitt Romney, says 'I just asked questions'

    USA Today "New Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach has deleted a series of messages he posted on Twitter in which he asked critical questions about Mitt Romney, the lone Republican senator to vote against President Trump in his impeachment trial Wednesday. Leach, a Trump..." February 07

  • Mike Leach Hilariously Touts Mississippi's Food As ‘Dominant Deal’ For Recruitment

    Sportsnaut "Mike Leach, fresh off his big-money deal with Mississippi State, already has a huge love affair with the food in the state of Mississippi, which he says is a “dominant deal’ during recruiting. Speaking with ESPN, Leach said that food in other states where coaches have..." February 06

  • KJ Costello will transfer to Mississippi State

    Larry Brown Sports "Mississippi State coach Mike Leach has scored an early coup by landing a quality quarterback to lead his program. Stanford graduate transfer K.J. Costello announced on Instagram that he has decided to transfer to Mississippi State for his final year of eligibility. " February 03

  • Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett spurns Syracuse for same position with Mississippi State

    CBS Sports "Less than two weeks after accepting the defensive coordinator position at Syracuse, Zach Arnett is on the move again as Mississippi State announced Arnett as its new defensive coordinator on Wednesday. Arnett was formally announced as the Orange defensive coordinator on Jan. 11,..." January 23

  • Top 20 juniors who said no to NFL draft

    CBS Sports "The deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, and while many top programs are bidding farewell to some of their best players, the season also comes with announcements from draft-eligible who decided to return to school instead of going pro.  These..." January 22

  • Former Mississippi State Wide Receiver De'Runnya Wilson Killed in Homicide

    SI "Former Mississippi State wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was killed in a homicide on Tuesday, Birmingham, Ala. police confirmed.  Wilson found unresponsive by a relative, per Birmingham police. He was 25.  Wilson played for the Bulldogs from..." January 21

  • Former Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead named Oregon OC

    CBS Sports "It didn't take long for former Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead to land on his feet after getting fired earlier this month. Oregon announced on Tuesday that the program has hired the former Bulldogs coach to serve as its offensive coordinator. Moorhead replaces..." January 21

  • In Mike Leach, Mississippi State makes a Paul Johnson-like hire

    247 Sports "The Pirate is coming to Starkville, and it was announced in the most absurd way possible: A video combining Jack Sparrow (of Pirates of the Caribbean fame) and Bulldogs football. That Twitter post didn’t mention Mike Leach by name. It didn’t have to. Everybody..." January 10

  • Social Media Loved Mike Leach, But Will Mississippi State?

    The Big Lead "Mike Leach is the new coach at Mississippi State. He'll bring his unique brand of whatever it is to the SEC. This makes three stops on his tour to towns that are decidedly Mike Leach-esque. Lubbock. Pullman. Starkville. It sounds like the tentpole shows of a roots rock band with..." January 09

  • Mike Leach Reportedly Named New Mississippi State HC After Joe Moorhead Firing

    Bleacher Report "Mississippi State's coaching search has reportedly come to an end. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the Bulldogs hired Mike Leach to be their next head football coach Thursday. The position was open because the SEC program fired Joe Moorhead..." January 09

  • Report: Todd Grantham a name to watch in Mississippi State head coach search

    Larry Brown Sports "Todd Grantham is apparently a name to watch in the Mississippi State head coach search. Mississippi State on Friday fired Joe Moorhead as their head coach after two seasons. Moorhead was reportedly viewed as a poor fit in Starkville. The program’s bad bowl loss..." January 04

  • Joe Moorhead Never Stood a Chance at Mississippi State

    The Big Lead "Mississippi State fired second-year head coach Joe Moorhead following a 6-7 season and a loss in the Music City Bowl. Firing a coach this early into his tenure is rare, but Moorehead joins Willie Taggart and Chad Morris as the third coach this football season to be let go by their schools..." January 04

  • Mississippi State exploring firing Joe Moorhead

    247 Sports "The Mississippi State football program decided to retain head coach Joe Moorhead after a disappointing 6-6 finish to the 2019 regular season, but the athletic department administrators may be having second thoughts. Mississippi State is reportedly considering firing Moorhead..." January 03

  • Mississippi State fires head coach Joe Moorhead

    Larry Brown Sports "Mississippi State took a step back this season in a year that ended with a disappointing bowl loss against Louisville, and it appears head coach Joe Moorhead is taking the fall. Moorhead has been fired after just two seasons with the Bulldogs, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy..." January 03

  • Report: Mississippi State Makes QB Change Before Music City Bowl Following Fight

    Sportsnaut "Just days before the Mississippi State Bulldogs will take the field to face the Louisville Cardinals in the Music City Bowl, the Bulldogs’ coaching staff has reportedly made another change at quarterback following a fight between teammates earlier this month. According to..." December 26

  • Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill declares for NFL draft

    ESPN "Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill, who leads the SEC in rushing yards, announced Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. In an announcement he posted on Twitter, Hill said he still plans to play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music..." December 13