I understand he's trying to avoid an injury that could hurt his chances in the draft, but I remember Josh Robinson announcing early for the draft...and it didn't work out very well for him.
Freeze proved that an sudden and most unusual pole-vault in a recruiting class is most unlikely without some cash moving around under the table. It works out very well...until you get busted. Freeze is the reason your football program is in the mess it finds itself in. Miss. State's current mess is also the result of a bad hire. From what I see happening in Starkville I wish you'd won the Egg Bowl.
And he won't be the last to "flip" away from Miss. State as long as Moorhead remains HC.
I repeat what I said yesterday: this is likely to be the most costly "win" in Miss. State Football history. We won a small battle and it's cost us the war. I sincerely hope I'm wrong but I have no reason to believe I am. Welcome to a continuance of 6-6 and/or 5-7 seasons, fellow Bulldogs. (And that's probably the upside!)
As they say up at the "elite" Mississippi university, "Hotty Potty"!
HailzBullyYall: Sadly, I agree. This might be one of the costliest wins in Miss. State history.
Those who say "no one can win at Arkansas" must never have heard of Frank Broyles. I remember when he was kicking everybody's ass.
Mr. Ogara, It should be obvious to a blind man that the problem IS Joe Moorhead. If you can't see that it must be that you simply refuse to see it. You then are part of the problem.
I had "Hotty Toddy" shoved in my face from High School in the 60s through my time in Starkpatch in the 70s and I despise Ole Piss with a nuclear-powered passion. However...Miss. State's football program is DOOMED unless Joe Moorhead leaves. The entire culture this "offensive genius" brought with him is pure poison. And recruiting will slowly DIE until he's gone. I'm willing to endure the humiliation of defeat at the hands of those snobby a**holes from Oxford IF that will remove this idiot head coach from Miss. State.
Why do you keep saying Coozie didn't attend Miss. State? I'm not trying to pick a fight, I just don't understand why you keep harping on this.
The best thing Ole Miss has going for it is Joe the Moorhead. Thanks to him Ole Miss will probably win the Egg Bowl in 2019' If he [and Cohen] aren't fired before New Year's Day then Matt Luke's boys will probably win the Egg Bowl for the next three years. Moorhead has destroyed our football program.
bulldogbuck55: Preach it, brother! That's exactly what's needed. Calling Jackie Sherrill: State needs you!
He's already killed our program. It will take a new HC four or five years to rebuild a decent team. Wake me when he's gone.
Well if THIS wasn't bad enough, did anyone watch the LSU-Ole Miss game? (HINT: Get ready to watch the Golden Egg go back to Oxford.) Ole Miss scored 30 points in the second half while the "Moorhead Bulldogs" scored ZERO in the second half. Ole Miss lost by 21 points to the Number 1 team while Miss. State lost by 31 points to the Number 5 team. Way to go, JoMo! Love that offensive "system" you brought down south!
I'm certainly not "quieted". But I have been taking a long nap so please, wake me when JoMo is gone. Then I might watch another Miss. State football game.
Moorhead can easily win me back. All he needs to do is publically resign and ask Garrett Shrader and all the others to remain loyal to Mississippi State and the new Head Coach and staff. If so, he should get his contract buy-out because the idiots who GAVE HIM this 4-year contract should also have to feel the pain of the alumni, boosters and fan base. There you have it.
I didn't watch the game today because I knew we would lose. I've seen this movie sooooo many times over the past fifty (that's 50) years I didn't need to watch it again. And I won't watch another Miss. State football game until Moorhead and his entire culture are gone. Even then, if we get an excellent head coach and staff it'll take YEARS to rebuild what this idiot has squandered. FACE FACTS: it's Starkpatch - not Baton Rouge, Gainsville or Tuscaloosa - and we'll never have a full pipeline of 4-Star recruits to rebuild with. Moorhead has set us back at least four or five years. Makes me want to puke.
chefwilliamt: So you're all butt-hurt that Hitlery lost and you are disgusted by the Orange Monster? Now you know how I felt for eight years of the lying, neo-communist Obummer. Take two aspirin, wash them down with your Red Kool-Aid and go straight to hell.
And he won't be the last to enter the Transfer Portal as the JoMo shredder continues to grind up what Mullen left behind. Things aren't going to get better until JoMo enters the Transfer Portal.
Kpeeler: No one in their right mind expected that, even if we didn't have the academic suspensions that really hurt, like Willie Gay and Marcus Murphy. But likewise no one should have expeceted the low-voltage playing and QB confusion that lead to losing against Kansas State and Tennessee. There is NO EXCUSE for those losses. NONE! And it all falls on the petrified skull of Joe Moorhead. I'm not climbing back on the JoMo Express - not even the caboose. If they play like they did today for the rest of the season AND beat the Aggies and the "Landsharks" (what a crock of a mascott) then I'll reconsider. But if their voltage drops and we see ANY sign of give-up - even against Alabama - I will continue screaming for Moorhead's head.
BamaTime: The refs ALWAYS favor Alabama. Everyone else in the SEC can see it...except Alabama fans, due to Willfull Blindness Syndrome.
Moorhead is an idiot. He could have had a good team with Thompson and Schrader if he had the flexibilty and common sense to realize it might take him until 2021 to recruit and train a team for his "grand offensive system". But no, he had to have his "system" in place immediately so he brought in an injury-prone non-starter from Penn. State. Then he refused to pick one of the two choices left and the team was without a leader. RESULT: chaos. Add in laid-back practice and no discipline and we've now been reduced to rubble. Maybe we'll be so humiliated by LSU today that Moorhead will be fired Monday morning. That's the only good I can see coming from today's "game" (most likely a slaughter). Maybe I'll be wrong about this game, but I seriously doubt it.
I'm surprised even Rutgers would want Moorhead as Head Coach. Maybe he'll get an offer from them and he'll go back north right after we lose the Golden Egg at Thanksgiving. If we get really luck Cohen will go with him.
Paul Finebaum pressed Joe Moorhead on Rutgers rumors in what host called ‘extremely strange’ interview
Pitre1970: Well you know this IS Mississippi. We're the dung-hole of the nation and Louisiana is sooooo far above us I know a guy like you from an elite athletic school may have a hard time understanding how we feel. Who wants to come to Starkville? We'll NEVER get 5-Star recruits but we have gotten 4-Stars and 3-Stars that became 5-Stars under Mullen and Sherrill. What we DO WANT is a football team that isn't humiliated by others, even by the great LSU Tigers. And Moorhead has (and is) wrecking what it took Dan Mullen 5+ years to build, so he couldn't hit the road soon enough as far as I'm concerned. Seeing hime FIRED Monday morning would suit me just fine. Oh, and thanks for your snide, condescending comment. If we ever forget that we're really nothings and nobodies we're blessed to have people like you to remind us.
Even if he can’t pull off the upset vs. LSU, Joe Moorhead has a prime opportunity win back fan support
Biscuit, Did you ever see players yelling and mouthing off at Mullen, Grantham and others on the sideline DURING A GAME? This is a problem with the entire culture Moorhead has brought with him - not just a time factor to get his much heralded offensive system in place. When a HC and his subordinates have lost not only the confidence of the team, but their respect as well...it's over. Losing those is like losing your virginity: once it's gone, it's gone...and you can't get it back.
Tenn-dawg1967: I couldn't agree more. For a new head coach Moorhead was dealt an excellent hand. He screwed that up by being an inflexible offensive theorist. He refused to face this essential fact: You go to war with the army you have – NOT the army you want to have. He took the best running quarterback in the SEC and tried to make him fit his Penn State passing offence. He did this with Nick Fitzgerald, who suffered a horrific injury in late November 2017, and, as a result of this injury missed ALL of Spring Practice 2018. So he tried to make Fitz learn a different system – one for which Fitz wasn’t well suited – in August for a season that started one month later. This is insane. Utterly insane. He brought in a quarterback who lost out as a starter AND dumped Thompson who brought State back to within 3 points of Ole Miss after Fitzgerald’s brutal injury in 2017. The same Keytaon Thompson who led Miss. State (along with the powerful defense) to win the Taxslayer Bowl in January 2018. I doubt KT would play for him now even if he begged on his knees. It’s been reported that members of State's offence (including Kylin Hill) were yelling angrily at coaches on the sideline in Knoxville. If true that doesn’t sound like they had any confidence in the play-calls they were being handed AND it shows a huge loss of respect for their coaches. Moorehead is clueless. He’s lost this team and refuses to see it. He needs to go...NOW. And just maybe Cohen needs to go with him.
I'm beginning to think Joe moorhead has some type of cognitive disfunction syndrome. He needs to resign...immediately...and seek medical attention. This 2019 Bulldog Football team is headed for a bowl game - the Toilet Bowl.
For a brand-new head coach Moorehead was dealt an excellent hand. He screwed that up by being an arrogant offensive theorist. He refused to face this essential fact: You go to war with the army you have - NOT the army you want to have. He took the best running quarterback in the SEC and tried to make him fit his Penn State passing offence. He did this with Nick Fitzgerald, who suffered a horrific injury in late November 2017, and, as a result of this injury missed ALL of Spring Practice 2018. So he tried to make Fitz learn a different system - to which Fitz wasn't well suited - in August for a season that started one month later. This is insane. Utterly insane. And what the hell is he talking about "it takes time to build something?" Most new head coaches would drool at the chance to coach what he inherited from Dan Mullen! His "explanation" sounds like self-serving, hog-wallop slop to me. (And what's with this "I have the love and support of my family". What does that mean? Who wouldn't have the support of his wife and daughter? He's delusional.) He brought in a quarterback who lost out as a starter AND dumped Thompson who brought State back to within 3 points of Ole Miss after Fitzgerald's brutal injury in 2017. The same Keytaon Thompson who led Miss. State (along with the powerful defense) to win the Taxslayer Bowl in January 2018. It's been widely reported that offensive team members (including Kylin Hill) were yelling angrily at the coaches on the sideline in Knoxville. Doesn't sound like they had any confidence in the play-calls they were being handed and that shows a huge loss of respect for their coaches. Moorehead is clueless. He's lost this team and refuses to see it. There is NO EXCUSE for this disaster of a game. Miss. State is going to be beaten like a cheap snare drum playing LSU, Alabama and probably by the Aggies at College Station. Humiliation is dead ahead, a la Auburn style - or worse. We may have a chance to beat Arkansas because they're probably worse than Tennessee, but I wouldn't count on it. I doubt we'll even keep the Golden Egg in November. Moorehead has mortally wounded the 2019 Miss. State Bulldogs. If he really believes the crap he just spouted about "nothing means more to me than bringing a consistent, championship level team to Mississippi State" ...he would resign. If he's not gone before Spring Practice 2020 then those far younger than I will get to see what Miss. State Football was like under Charlie Shira in the late 1960s (1969: 3-7, 0-5 in the SEC) (1968: 0-8 with 2 ties, 0-4 and 1 tie SEC).
If Joe Hardhead isn't gone by Christmas I will NEVER watch another Miss. State football game. Period.
Where does Mississippi State offense go from here? Joe Moorhead comments following loss to Tennessee
Moorehead has destroyed this team. I doubt KT will play for him now - unless he has no hope of transfering to a school that will let him start.