Mississippi State Football has hired former defensive coordinator, Zach Arnett, to be its next head coach.
Mississippi State football’s defensive coordinator, Zach Arnett, has received a 4-year deal from Mississippi State University to be its next head football coach.
Zach Arnett led the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense this year and was the reason behind winning many, if not, most of their games in the 2022 Mississippi State football season.
Zach Arnett was recruited by Mike Leach in 2020 to be the defensive coordinator at Mississippi State and looks to be one of Mike Leach’s best hires.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel was the first to report it around 3:30 p.m. CT on December 14th.
This hire almost seemed to be inevitable by the way things panned out. As many Mississippi State Bulldog fans are grieving and mourning the loss of head coach, Mike Leach, this move seemed to be the easiest and best move for Mississippi State University.
I think many Mississippi State football fans will be excited about this hire. I, as well as other Bulldog fans, will patiently wait to see whether Zach Arnett promotes Steve Spurrier Jr. to be the play-caller for the Bulldogs, or will he bring in a new offensive coordinator and change things up? To me, the easiest move would be to promote Steve Spurrier Jr. and continue running the same style of offense that the Bulldogs ran under Mike Leach, the Air Raid.
Steve Spurrier Jr. is currently the Mississippi State football team’s wide receiver coach but was with Mike Leach at Washington State University. Spurrier Jr. seems to be involved in much of the offense and certainly knows how to run a version of the Air Raid.
All in all, this is a hire that was expected, and Bulldog fans are excited about the energy that Zach Arnett will bring to the Mississippi State football program.