Former SEC head coach expected to be named as new Akron head coach
Another FBS program that had been riding the 2021 coaching carousel has found its man.
According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, Akron will hire Joe Moorhead as its new head coach.
An official announcement is expected sometime Saturday.
Sources: Akron will announce Oregon OC Joe Moorhead as the school’s next head coach today. He’s a former assistant there and former head coach at Mississippi State and Fordham. https://t.co/zERNgDrzJj
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) December 4, 2021
Moorhead spent the last 2 seasons as Oregon’s quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, but he does have head-coaching experience.
The 48-year-old was the head coach at Mississippi State in 2018-19 before being let go after compiling a 14-12 mark in 2 seasons.
Moorhead was also the head coach at Fordham from 2012-15, where he had an overall record of 38-13.
Additionally, Moorhead has tied to Akron. He was an assistant coach with the Zips from 2004-08.
Tom Arth had been fired by the school In November after posting a 2-7 record this season, He was just 3-24 overall in 3 seasons.