Media, fans react to Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State finishing 2019 with disappointing bowl loss
After Mississippi State beat Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl in its regular-season finale to become eligible for a bowl game, the school decided that head coach Joe Moorhead would return in 2020.
But some Bulldogs fans think that may have been the wrong decision, especially after their 38-28 loss to Louisville in the Music City Bowl on Monday. Despite winning three of its final four games to reach the postseason, Mississippi State finished the year at 6-7.
As the Bulldogs’ season came to a disappointing end, fans and media alike took to Twitter to share their reaction about Moorhead’s future:
Mississippi State is having the worst bowl-showing of any team so far and that includes Oklahoma. How are they sticking with Moorhead?
— Matt Hetzler (@TheHetz) December 30, 2019
I wonder what excuse Joe Moorhead will come up with at the postgame press conference.
— Gil Maneclang (@Rx_MoreCowbell) December 30, 2019
Starting to think that MAYBE, maybe Joe Moorhead is not an offensive guru. Idk tho
— For Whom The Music Bowl Tolls (@mstatesports) December 30, 2019
Now that the high of the Egg Bowl has faded and we are watching a typical cluster 17 of a Moorhead coached game can anyone give me a serious reason why we shouldn't fire him?
— Fire Joe Moorhead (@Coach_Sherrill) December 30, 2019
Joe Moorhead makes a bowl to appease fan hatred only to coach his worst games in bowls and make fans even angrier before they were in the bowl game.
— Justin M. Strawn (@JustinMStrawn) December 30, 2019
It took Joe Moorhead like one year to completely wreck what Dan Mullen built over a decade.
— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) December 30, 2019
I didn’t expect Mississippi State to win, but I expected them to try to be competitive.
I really am starting to wonder how many chances you can give to Joe Moorhead…he keeps getting them…and he just squanders it…everytime. #MississippiState
— Jacob Haun (@VitaminJSays) December 30, 2019
yeah but to be fair Joe Moorhead is coaching that SEC team https://t.co/jIf320DaQH
— Ethan Lee (@leeethanj) December 30, 2019
I don't see Joe Moorhead staying long at Mississippi State after this performance.
— KysportstalkSEC (@KysportstalkSEC) December 31, 2019
Joe Moorhead, “You’ll have to drag my Yankee ass out of here.” Louisville, “Ok.”
— Brad Carson (@BradCarson) December 31, 2019
Hard to believe James Franklin was able to win 11 games without Joe Moorhead running the offense
— Dustin Schutte (@SchutteCFB) December 31, 2019
Another comparison not working out in Starkville:
Mullen’s MSU bowl record: 6-2
Moorhead’s MSU bowl record: 0-2
— David Paschall (@DavidSPaschall) December 31, 2019