Jeff Lebby is ready to instill a new culture in Starkville. The coach’s hiring was announced on Sunday and he made his first official appearance on Monday.

In his introduction on Monday night, Lebby insisted that Mississippi State will be a program that is led by the players.

“This is a player-led program,” Lebby declared. “Player-led, not coach-fed.”

This will be Lebby’s 1st head coaching gig. The coach is familiar with Mississippi, having served as the offensive coordinator at Ole Miss from 2020-2021. After helping lead a dynamic Rebel offense, Lebby took the same position at Oklahoma, his alma mater.

As the OC for the Sooners, Lebby led one of the most high-powered offenses in the country. In 2023, the Sooners had the No. 3 scoring offense, the No. 40 rushing offense, No. 6 passing offense, and the No. 4 total offense in the nation.

The Bulldogs desperately need a facelift on offense. The team finished with the No. 104 total offense in 2023. Lebby will likely need to find a new quarterback, as multi-year starter Will Rogers recently announced his intention to transfer.

Lebby’s Bulldogs will begin the 2024 season on August 31 against Eastern Kentucky.