Mississippi State Is Done With Joe Moorhead, Says Paul Finebaum
Mississippi State is done with Joe Moorhead, says Paul Finebaum.
The Bulldogs started this season off going 3-1 through four weeks before dropping four consecutive games over the past month.
As it stands, Mississippi State is now 3-5 on the year with a game against Alabama still on the books on Nov. 16.
The Bulldogs have already surpassed their loss total from the past two years.
While appearing on WJOX this week, Finebaum indicated that he did not see a path forward for Moorhead with Mississippi State.
“I don’t think there’s a path for Joe Moorhead,” he said.
“Guys, I was there last week, as I told you, and there’s just a really weird feeling about him.
“And we can all say in unison he’s a nice guy and a smart guy and we all like him, and all those things are true.
“But he just doesn’t seem … he just doesn’t feel like he’s the right coach for Mississippi State.”
Beyond that, Finebaum also does not believe Moorhead is the right man to take over at Rutgers, should he and Mississippi State part ways.
“If you’re sitting up at Rutgers right now,” Finebaum said.
“You’re watching this unfold and you’re going, ‘Do we really want this guy?’ I’ve had some Rutgers fans when I’m in New York in the middle of the week ask me more about (former Rutgers head coach) Greg Schiano as someone who has a better feel or grasp of that program than Moorhead.”
Moorhead is 11-10 in his time at Mississippi State, so Finebaum’s criticism is not exactly unwarranted.
Next week the Bulldogs will look to bounce back against Arkansas, the only team with a worse record than them in the SEC West.