Five Thoughts On Mississippi State Baseball Hiring Chris Lemonis

Omaha, NE - JUNE 29: Game three of the College World Series Championship Series between the Arizona Wildcats and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers is under a weather delay on June 29, 2016 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Omaha, NE - JUNE 29: Game three of the College World Series Championship Series between the Arizona Wildcats and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers is under a weather delay on June 29, 2016 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /
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Omaha, NE – JUNE 28: A general view of an NCAA baseball on the field prior to game two of the College World Series Championship Series between the Arizona Wildcats and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on June 28, 2016 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
Omaha, NE – JUNE 28: A general view of an NCAA baseball on the field prior to game two of the College World Series Championship Series between the Arizona Wildcats and the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on June 28, 2016 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) /

Keeping Jake Gautreau With Mississippi State Baseball Is Important

Chris Lemonis isn’t going to be the only important recruiter to stay with the Bulldogs. According to Kendall Rogers’ report, it looks like Jake Gautreau will remain in Starkville to coach alongside Lemonis.

That’s incredibly important for Lemonis and the Bulldogs.

Due to some improbable and wild circumstances, Lemonis is the fourth head coach of the Mississippi State baseball  team in as many years. John Cohen stepped back to become the athletic director and brought in Andy Cannizaro. Cannizaro had success on the field but left for off the field issues. That led to Gary Henderson leading things for the vast majority of this season.

There’s little continuity in all of that. Keeping a key part of this College World Series run that might give the Bulldogs a sense of normalcy is important for Mississippi State.

But it’s not just that. Jake Gautreau is also regarded as one of the best recruiters in the nation. Pairing him up with a relatively young head coach who specializes in recruiting like Lemonis will set Mississippi State up for some impressive recruiting hauls in the near future.