Mississippi State has found its next head coach.

Tuesday night, Brett McMurphy reported that Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead will become the next head coach at Mississippi State. A deal has not been finalized, but it is expected to be completed within a few days.

Moorhead replaces Dan Mullen, who was the head coach of the Bulldogs from 2009-2017. Mullen was lured away from Starkville and accepted the vacancy at the University of Florida.

Moorhead has served as the offensive coordinator at Penn State for the last two seasons, heading one of the nation’s most potent offensive attacks. The Nittany Lions have ranked in the top three in the B1G in scoring each of the last two seasons. This fall, PSU ranks seventh nationally, averaging 41.6 points per game.

In addition to producing high-scoring offenses in Happy Valley, Moorhead has coached Heisman Trophy candidate Saquon Barkley, who leads the conference in all-purpose yardage this season.

Prior to taking over the offense at Penn State, Moorhead was the head coach at the FCS level at Fordham University. In four seasons, he accumulated a 38-13 record. His best seasons came in 2013 and 2014, leading the Rams to 12-2 and 11-3 records. Moorhead also took Fordham to the playoffs three times.

Prior to the season, Moorhead was considered one of the top rising assistants in college football.