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 after a mere two seasons at the helm.
Brett McMurphy of Stadium and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com added some perspective to the move:
Washington State’s Mike Leach, one of nation’s most innovative offensive minds, will be Mississippi State’s coach, sources told @Stadium. Leach coached 18 years at Texas Tech & WSU. The Cougs’ have had nation’s top passing offense 3 of past 5 years & never ranked out of Top 10— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 9, 2020