The Mississippi State Bulldogs needed to replace their defensive line coach this offseason, and on Wednesday, they announced that they had done just that.
The new coach comes to the Bulldogs from Memphis, but only had a short stay with the Tigers. In fact, it lasted less than a month, as he was only hired by Memphis on Jan. 3.
Per a release from the school, the Bulldogs have hired Deke Adams to coach the defensive line. Adams spent the last two seasons coaching with North Carolina:
“This is an amazing opportunity to be back in the great state of Mississippi,” Adams said. “Mississippi is home for me and my family. I’m looking forward to being a part of a great program and working with a defensive line unit that has a strong tradition.”
Adams will have his work cut out for him this coming season, as the Bulldogs need to replace both Jeffery Simmons and Montez Sweat on the defensive line.
Adams is a Mississippi native, and he’s coached for 22 years, though, so he may be just the guy for the job.