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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...

Arkansas coach Chad Morris heads to the locker room after the Razorbacks' 45-19 loss to Western Kentucky in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Auburn hires ex-Arkansas coach Chad Morris to run offense

Dec. 10, 2019 4:49 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Arkansas coach Chad Morris is staying in the Southeastern Conference Western Division as Auburn's offensive coordinator. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn announced the hiring on Tuesday a month after Arkansas fired his longtime friend. Morris failed to win an SEC game in nearly two full...

Coach Sam Pittman speaks, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 during an introductory news conference at the Walker Pavilion in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas introduced former Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its new head football coach. Pittman had a previous stop as an assistant with the Razorbacks and has spent much of his coaching career in the SEC. (Charlie Kaijo/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)

Emotional Pittman introduced as new Arkansas coach

Dec. 9, 2019 9:29 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Sam Pittman backed away from the microphone and wiped his eyes, his emotions getting the better of him as he addressed a throng of Arkansas fans Monday afternoon. Pittman was introduced as the 34th head coach in program history, ending an almost one-month search for a new...

UTSA goes with Texas ties in hiring Jeff Traylor as coach

Dec. 9, 2019 7:07 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA is tapping strong Texas ties in a coach for the first time going into the program's ninth season, hiring Jeff Traylor Monday and giving the former Arkansas assistant his first shot at running a college team. Traylor was an associate head coach at Texas and SMU before taking the same...

Arkansas hires Georgia assistant Pittman as new head coach

Dec. 8, 2019 9:17 PM EST

Arkansas hired Georgia assistant Sam Pittman as its head coach Sunday, giving the longtime offensive line coach his first chance to lead a college program. Pittman, an Oklahoma native, has been coaching at the FBS level since 1994 and he's been in the Southeastern Conference, including a three-year stint at...

Missouri quarterback Taylor Powell drops back to pass against Arkansas during the second half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Powell, Missouri snap 5-game skid with win over Arkansas

Nov. 29, 2019 7:47 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a game started by third- and fifth-string quarterbacks, the outcome was decided by one of their backups. It was appropriate enough for Arkansas and Missouri, two teams facing their longest losing streaks in decades. Fayetteville High School graduate Taylor Powell entered for...