Mississippi State is moving on from Joe Moorhead after only two seasons.

The school made that news official on Friday after Moorhead led the program to a 14-12 overall record and a 7-9 mark in league play in his two seasons in Starkville.

Mississippi State AD John Cohen released the following statement confirming the news:

“In consultation with President Mark Keenum and after a thorough review and evaluation of all aspects of our football program, I have decided that a change in leadership is in the best interest of our team and university. I want to thank Coach Moorhead for the hard work he has done with our football program. I wish Joe and his family success in the future.”

With Moorhead out, Mississippi State is turning over the keys to its program to longtime Bulldogs assistant coach, Tony Hughes. This season, Hughes served as the team’s tight ends coach and associate head coach of the program.

Hughes has a long history in Starkville, as he served on Dan Mullen’s MSU staff for seven seasons from 2009-15 before taking over the Jackson State program. He returned to Starkville during the previous offseason following his head coaching tenure at Jackson State.

While this will be a trying time for many recent Mississippi State signees, who may soon be given an opportunity to get out of their letter of intent to play in Starkville, the program could not ask for a better recruiter than Hughes to help during this transition.