With Mississippi State football reportedly interested in hiring Jeff Lebby, college football fans at large are weighing in on the possible hire.
It looks like the Mississippi State football program might just want Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby to lead the Bulldogs forward. And it’s starting to really look like it’s a choice that Zac Selmon and the Mississippi State Bulldogs might just make.
As these sorts of reports and rumors continue to heat up and continue to connect Lebby to the MSU Bulldogs, college football fans at large are sharing their thoughts on the hire.
And they don’t seem to be all that impressed.
Lebby is considered to be an innovative offensive coach thanks to his coaching pedigree that dates back to working with Art Briles and Baylor. But even OU fans haven’t been all that impressed with the way Lebby’s offense has panned out this season.
The stats are eye popping and they generate a ton of yards and points, but most critiques coming out of Norman seem to have to do with Lebby’s in-game play calling decisions. The folks who keep up with college football at large?
Here’s what they’ve got to say:
Mississippi State football: College football fans react to report that MSU Bulldogs are interested in Jeff Lebby
Let’s start with the belief that OU and its fans are happy to be moving on.
Some folks are thrilled to see Lebby take his next job after staying at OU for two seasons and then before that staying at Ole Miss for two seasons and then before that staying at UCF for two seasons.
Granted, life as an OC is very different from life as a head coach. But there’s a perception that Lebby has moved around a bit for various different reasons.
And yeah, Oklahoma fans aren’t upset. Generally speaking, that is.
Some folks? Well, they’re just flat out unimpressed here.
Who knows if this will work out for MSU? I don’t. Theoretically it might given Lebby’s coaching connections and the fact that his offense does indeed score a ton of points. But, well, he’s unproven as a head coach. And it remains to be seen how that plays out for him as a head coach in the SEC.