Joe Moorhead shares goodbye note thanking Mississippi State for opportunity, 2 years in Starkville
Joe Moorhead was relieved of his duties as Mississippi State head coach on Friday. It’s an emotional day for the former Bulldogs coach, but he shared a classy farewell note to the MSU family on Twitter, thanking everyone for the last two years:
Just hoped to share some thoughts on a pretty emotional day.
First and foremost, I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Keenum and Mr. Cohen for providing me the wonderful opportunity to be the Head Coach (at) Mississippi State University.
I would like to thank our alumni, our students and our incredible fanbase for their support and making Davis Wade Stadium one of the best gameday venues in the country.
I would like to thank our coaches and support staff for their tireless work ethic and commitment to developing our student-athletes and preparing them for success on and off the field.
I would like to thank the Starkville Community and Public School System for embracing my family and making us feel at home in a place very far away from our roots.
Lastly and most importantly, I would like to thank our players and families. I appreciate all of the hard work and dedication you have put in over the past two seasons. I’m proud of the things we were able to accomplish on the field, in the classroom and in the community. I hope that I have made a positive impact on your lives and helped you grow as a student, a person and a player. I love all of you and will always be just a phone call away.
My family and I will always cherish our time in Starkville. Part of us will always bleed Maroon and White. We wish the program nothing but the best moving forward.
As my Grandma would always say, ‘It’s never good bye, it’s always see you later.’
See y’all later.
God bless and Hail State.
— Coach Joe Moorhead (@BallCoachJoeMo) January 3, 2020
Moorhead was hired by Mississippi State after Dan Mullen left to take the Florida job. He has been in coaching since 1998, starting as a graduate assistant at Pittsburgh. His other head coaching gig was at Fordham, an FCS progtam, where he was 38-13 over four seasons (2012-15). Prior to taking the MSU job, Moorhead was Penn State’s offensive coordinator from 2016-17.