Mississippi State reportedly interviewing Oregon assistant for open position
Joe Moorhead apparently places a great deal of value in NFL experience when it comes to selecting his receivers coaches.
After only one season in Starkville, Luke Getsy decided to return to the Green Bay Packers leaving the offensive coordinator and receivers position on Joe Moorhead’s coaching staff open. It appears Moorhead is working quickly to fill that role in Starkville and could once again give the job to one assistant with ties to the NFL.
Michael Johnson is a name Mississippi State fans should get to know as it appears Oregon’s receivers coach is closing in on becoming the new receivers coach in Starkville. Steve Robertson of Gene’s Page/247Sports is reporting news of the MSU’s interest in Johnson, while FootballScoop is reporting Johnson is expected to be offered the position.
Johnson joined the Oregon coaching staff in 2017. After Willie Taggart left for Florida State, Mario Cristobal kept Johnson on staff with the Ducks.
Before landing in Eugene, he was the head coach of King’s Academy High School in Sunnyvale, Calif. Johnson also has 10 years of NFL experience including one season serving as offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.