When Dan Mullen left Starkville to take over at Florida, Mississippi State officials went looking for their next head football coach. Their search eventually focused on Penn State’s high-scoring offense and the coordinator pulling the strings of it all, Joe Moorhead. Linked below is a fantastic article from this past September on how Moorhead developed the offense when he was the head coach at Fordham (both his and my alma mater). Moorhead led the Rams to a 38-13 record in his four seasons at the helm before leaving to take the offensive coordinator job at Penn State.
I don’t think there’s anybody who can do more with less than Joe. That’s him. His big thing was, “It doesn’t matter.” That ended up being the mindset of our players. They were numb to it. We were literally like the Indians in Major League. Give us s—-y buses. Give us a s—-y weight room. We’re gonna figure it out and win 12 games a year.
For more on Moorhead:
-At first team meeting, Moorhead told MSU players to find out their ring size (LINK)
-Behind the scenes of Moorhead’s first day at MSU (LINK)
-What Moorhead said during his introductory press conference (LINK)