Dan Mullen and Mississippi State have filled the only coaching vacancy on his staff. The Bulldogs have hired Utah co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson, and he will be the new MSU quarterbacks coach, according to multiple reports. He will replace Les Koenning, who left for Texas.
Johnson’s offense at Utah scored 29.2 points per game while the team finished with a disappointing 5-7 record. Johnson was demoted back to quarterbacks coach when Utah’s head coach Kyle Whittingham hired an offensive coordinator.
Mullen recruited Johnson to Utah, the same Johnson that helped beat Alabama in the 2009 Sugar Bowl.
Mullen also made no mistake about who will be calling the plays during his signing day media conference.
“I called all the plays for us last year. I spent a lot of time with the quarterbacks. The two quarterbacks who are coming in know that I was sort of the quarterback coach anyway. They didn’t have to wait and see who it may be. Fortunately how that worked out it allowed us to take our time. Hopefully within the next week we’ll have something in place.”
Although nothing has been officially announced, Johnson will likely coach the quarterbacks with Mullen calling the plays in 2014.
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