Penn State Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead to Mississippi State

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  1. Jack Parkman

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    Monday evening dog biscuits:


    UL head coach Billy Napier and his agent remain in touch with Mississippi State officials. I am told that he remains a candidate and that there are some close to him that are encouraging him to take the job. I understand that Mississippi State's search firm partner The Parker Group has done some of the communicating with Napier's agent Pete Roussel.

    At this point, I do not believe that Cohen has had a face to face conversation with Napier, but there has been communication through third parties. I know there are some social media reports that suggest that Napier has pulled out of consideration. Based on what I am told those reports do not originate with Napier. Right now, Napier is looking to focus on the bowl trip with his current team. I am told he wants to shield his team from the potential disctractions and wants them to bring their best effort in Monday's bowl game.

    I don't want to paint any false illusions here. I am told Napier really has his eye on the Baylor job, but there is no vacancy there at the moment. That said, the last talk I had with my best source on the matter shared that Napier is hopeful that he can get through the bowl game before things get too serious with Mississippi State or anyone else. To sum it up, Napier is still in play, but there remains work to do.

    I have also learned that New England Patriots assistant coach Joe Judge will interview with the New York Giants on Sunday and Mississippi State on Monday. Judge has already reached out to other coaches in an attempt to put a staff together. He is very serious about the job and plans to bring a very SEC familiar staff to Starkville who are familiar with recruiting Mississippi
     
  2. tigr2ndbase

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    I’d be happy with Judge. Yes, the lack of HC experience scares me but if he can put together a good staff around him it could work. Him and his wife played at MSU. His ties to the NFL and bilichek would be great for recruiting.
     
  3. tigr2ndbase

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    Latest rumor from source that’s been right on this entire process. Napier agreed to deal last night 4-4.2 mil with 5 mil allotted for staff. Will be announced Tuesday after their bowl on Monday night. I’ll believe it when I see it.
     
  4. southlick

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    Never even heard of Judge until this coaching search.
     
  5. tigr2ndbase

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    He’s interviewing with the giants on Sunday for their HC. I think he’s got a good career ahead of him.
     
  6. FelipeG

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    Yeah I keep hearing Jon Gruden, Phil Jackson and some guy from the ML's that I've never heard of before.
     
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  8. tigr2ndbase

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    Not a candidate if he’s already accepted. Ha. Who knows what’s going to happen. I’m just enjoying everyone going crazy over every little thing.
     
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  9. Jack Parkman

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    Unless he is pulling a saban it doesn’t seem like it’ll be Napier

    get your Greg Knox wagers in now fellas
     
  10. Bankz

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    Jeff Monken would be a interesting hire. Saw some conversation about him being in the mix.
     
  11. PSU12

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    Considering how State fans have been viewing the program of late, I don’t think there’s any way they hire a guy like Monken.
     
  12. tigr2ndbase

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    I think we end up with Judge. I’d be good with that if he pulls a great staff together.
     
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  13. Boo MFer!

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    You sure you don’t want Grantham?
     
  14. tigr2ndbase

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    I’d take judge and Grantham together. Honestly I’m happy with Napier, Judge, Grantham, Hud (who isn’t getting interviewed), or Calhoun. Those are my top choices. To me it’s about the staff coming together. Hearing Feld is coming to be our SC coach so that’s good news.
     
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  15. NoNatty

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    Oregon Feld?
     
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  16. Celemo

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    Last time I’ll stan for someone from PSU, should’ve learned my lesson after Hackenberg
     
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    I'm guessing even a shitty program like MSU would hire a head coach before a strength coach
     
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  18. Cornelius Suttree

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    Chizik got an interview? Lol wow
     
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  20. Jack Parkman

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    Sources tell FootballScoop Judge hopes to bring Tulane offensive coordinator Will Hall to State in the same capacity. Additionally, sources tell FootballScoop Judge has Tosh Lupoi high on his list for defensive coaches, potentially with the coordinator title. A third target, and likely the biggest lock, is Judge’s good friend from back in their days at State is Jody Wright. Wright knows the roads, having worked at Mississippi State, Alabama, UAB, Jacksonville State, etc… Wright is regarded as one of the more well liked and respected coaches in the area and he and Judge are good friends. Wright could wind up with an elevated title, such as assistant head coach
     
  21. DeToxRox

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  22. Boom TittyMilk

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  23. Jack Parkman

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    IS THAT TODD’S MUSIC?!
     
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  25. Where Eagles Dare

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    Sark would be a good hire.

    Can't see cold beer in Starkville. Could do him some good
     
  26. Houndster

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    Please hire SarkDog
     
  27. tigr2ndbase

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    Can’t wait for Bob from Bogue Chitto to be our coach. This is what happens when you don’t fire him after the egg bowl.
     
  28. Cornelius Suttree

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    Cohen is clearly doing a really good job identifying candidates if the NFL is snagging his guys first.....
     
  29. Marbles

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    Radio in Mississippi bringing up Rich Rod
     
  30. Boom TittyMilk

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    I for one hope Brandon Walker endures some pain and suffering with this hire
     
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  31. dtx

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    sark vs kiffin is what we all NEED
     
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    God please hire Sark
     
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  33. JohnLocke

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    I really hope they dont hire Sark. He was great this year and I dont know want another year with a new coordinator
     
  34. D. Silver

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    They should just give the job back to Moorhead at this point.
     
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  35. momux

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    That was my take initially in one of these threads. Firing Moorhead at this point in the cycle wasn’t going to give them a ton of options. Add in the fact that they struck out on their top two candidates (Napier and Jusge) and they’re really in a bad spot.

    moorhead has to be laughing all the way to the bank
     
  36. Jimmy the Saint

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    All of this to end up with Todd Grantham is just bizarre.
     
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  37. tigr2ndbase

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    I’m just waiting for something else to happen so we can rival UT’s coach search.
     
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  38. TC

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    Is Napier headed to Baylor now?
     
  39. Marbles

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    Need to hire Bill Clark and be done with it.
     
  40. Jack Parkman

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  41. Detlef Schrempf

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    somebody should, he’s really good at his job.
     
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  42. Beagle

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    I’m guessing the thing that scares schools about Clark is that he hasn’t coached outside the state of Alabama. But yeah, I think he’s damn good.
     
  43. Detlef Schrempf

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    Mississippi and Alabama live on the same shitty cul de sac in the same shitty neighborhood. If anyone should hire him, it’s them.
     
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  44. electronic

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    Not even close. This has to get way more embarrassing to approach Tennessee’s situation. Wake me up when Sting Ray organizes a tweet campaign to shoot down a coach during negotiations.
     
  45. Jack Parkman

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  46. Zebbie

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    Of course he has interest, there’s probably 100+ coaches with interest
     
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  48. momux

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    I’d take skip holtz over Todd grantham but that’s not saying much.
     
  49. JGator1

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    Hiring a first time head coach loose cannon (putting it nicely) like Grantham is much riskier than Clark imo.
     
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