The Mississippi State football program has decided to move on from Zach Arnett’s time as the head coach of the MSU Bulldogs.
In a bold move, Mississippi State football has fired head football coach Zach Arnett after less than a full season at the helm. Mississippi State’s Athletics department made the move to move on just days after the Bulldogs dropped a 51-10 disaster of a game against the Texas A&M Aggies.
Arnett, considered a rising star within the coaching community just a year ago, never really found success in Starkville and seemingly lost the team he took control of after Mike Leach’s tragic passing.
While it’s far from an ideal time to fire a young head coach, the circumstances in which Arnett took over are an anomaly. This situation was so incredibly unique that it’s understandable why MSU is moving on. Arnett inherited a team that won nine games a year ago and returned a ton of talent on the offensive side of things.
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But instead of continuing on with the way the team was built, Arnett gutted the offensive side of the coaching staff, hired offensive position coaches before hiring an offensive coordinator, and it’s not even clear if his offensive coordinator ever truly had full autonomy on that side of the ball.
Now Zac Selmon and Mississippi State have made the difficult choice to move on from Arnett and to build the Bulldogs for the future.
As the Bulldogs move forward without Arnett as the head coach, we’ll be keeping up with everything that goes on. Let’s start going over everything you need to know as the Bulldogs move forward.