It didn’t take long for Joe Moorhead to land another gig. According to a report from Stadium’s Brett McMurphy, the former Mississippi State head coach is headed to the West Coast.
Tuesday night, McMurphy tweeted that Moorhead is expected to become the next offensive coordinator at Oregon, joining Mario Cristobal’s staff. The news comes just weeks after Moorhead was fired by Mississippi State following a 6-7 campaign in his second year in Starkville.
Former Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead expected to be new offensive coordinator at Oregon, source told @Stadium. Moorhead was OC at Penn State from 2016-17
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) January 15, 2020
Moorhead was last an offensive coordinator at Penn State, serving in the role on James Franklin’s staff from 2016-17. He helped revitalize Penn State’s offense with Trace McSorley at quarterback, Saquon Barkley at running back and a slew of talented receivers.
In 2016, Moorhead’s first season as the offensive coordinator at Penn State, the Nittany Lions finished the season 11-3 and claimed a B1G title. The following season, PSU went 11-2 and defeated Washington in the Fiesta Bowl.
Moorhead then took the head coaching job at Mississippi State in 2018.
With Mississippi State, Moorhead posted a record of 14-12 and guided the Bulldogs to back-to-back bowl appearances. He was 7-9 in SEC play.