Mississippi State assistant mentioned as potential candidate for open FBS job
The coaching carousel began spinning once again when Bowling Green fired Mike Jinks on Sunday, and, naturally, there are already SEC implications.
On Monday, college football reporter Bruce Feldman tweeted a list of possible candidates to replace Jinks, which included first-year Mississippi State offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.
#BowlingGreen fired Mike Jinks. Some names to keep in mind for the head coaching vacancy: #Army DC Jay Bateman; #NotreDame assistants Mike Elston and Brian Polian; #MissState OC Luke Getsy; #WVU DC Tony Gibson & #FresnoState OC Kalen Deboer.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) October 15, 2018
Getsy has a few ties to the Mid-American Conference, first as a quarterback for Akron’s 2005 conference championship team. He was a graduate assistant with the Zips before eventually landing as receivers coach at Western Michigan in 2013.
The 34-year-old Getsy was an offensive assistant for the Green Bay Packers for the last four years prior to joining Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead’s staff.
Mississippi State fans may be a little perplexed to see Getsy’s name floated as a head coaching candidate given that his offense ranks 60th nationally in scoring at 31 points per game and had some serious issues in back-to-back losses against Kentucky and Florida. Beyond that, he’s still a relatively young coach with limited coordinator experience.
But only time will tell if Getsy is truly in the running for the Bowling Green job. Until then, all we have to go on are rumors.