Former SEC head coach 'leading candidate' for Akron job, per report
Former Mississippi State head coach and current Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead has emerged as the leading candidate at Akron, according to Yahoo! Sports Pete Thamel. Thamel reports a deal could be finalized in the next 24 hours.
The Oregon play caller coached at Akron from 2004-08 in a variety of positions on the staff.
Prior to his stint at Mississippi State, Moorhead was the head coach at Fordham from 2012-15. He compiled a 38-13 overall record. He then became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Penn State under James Franklin where he coached from 2016-17.
Mississippi State hired Moorhead away from Penn State in 2018 where he was the head coach for 2 years. He finished with an overall record of 14-12.
Mario Cristobal then hired Moorhead at Oregon to run his offense, and he’s done a terrific job.
Akron finished 2-10 in 2021, losing its last 6 games.