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New Mississippi State NCAA college football coach Mike Leach speaks at a news conference Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Starkville, Miss., based university, after being officially introduced as the head coach. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Leach relishes chance to test himself at Mississippi State

Jan. 10, 2020 3:25 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The opportunity to coach in a talent-rich area helped persuade Mike Leach make the decision to leave Washington State and accept the Mississippi State job, giving him the chance to test himself in the Southeastern Conference. “I know we’ve got a lot of work to do...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead watches as players warm up before the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisville, in Nashville, Tenn.  Two people with knowledge of the situation say Mississippi State has fired coach Joe Moorhead after just two seasons. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an announcement had not yet been made by the school. A meeting was scheduled Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, with Moorhead and athletic director John Cohen.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Mississippi State fires coach Joe Moorhead after 2 seasons

Jan. 3, 2020 10:55 PM EST

Mississippi State fired Joe Moorhead after just two seasons Friday, making the unusual decision to dismiss a coach after a bowl game. The Bulldogs went 14-12 under Moorhead, who was previously the offensive coordinator at Penn State. He was hired after the 2017 season when Dan Mullen left Mississippi State for...