NSD flip: Mississippi State assistant Scott Fountain reportedly heading back to UGA after leaving in January
Well, this is certainly a different kind of flip on National Signing Day.
Former Georgia staffer Scott Fountain is heading back to join Kirby Smart’s staff after leaving for Mississippi State in January, according to FootballScoop. Fountain left UGA to become MSU’s special teams coordinator after serving in an off-the-field role on Smart’s staff in 2017.
That makes four stops in less than a year for Fountain. Georgia originally hired Fountain after he was fired from Auburn’s staff in June of 2017. He was formerly Auburn’s special teams and TEs coach. He’s had stops at FSU, UCF and Iowa State, among other places, during his career.
Fountain is known as a good recruiter, and this is a hit to Joe Moorhead’s staff at Mississippi State.
Georgia lost its special teams coordinator Shane Beamer to Oklahoma in January.