The news is official, Joe Moorhead is out at Mississippi State.

The school confirmed Moorhead has been relieved of his duties as head football coach after the news was first reported by Brett McMurphy of Stadium.

Mississippi State AD John Cohen released the following statement confirming the news:

“In consultation with President Mark Keenum and after a thorough review and evaluation of all aspects of our football program, I have decided that a change in leadership is in the best interest of our team and university. I want to thank Coach Moorhead for the hard work he has done with our football program. I wish Joe and his family success in the future.”

MSU President Mark Keenum added this statement:

“It is clear the time has come to change the leadership of our football program. Coach Moorhead is a good man, and I have nothing but respect for him. I sincerely wish the very best for him and his wonderful family.”

Moorhead finished his two seasons at Mississippi State with a 14-12 overall record and a 7-9 mark in league play.