With reports that Jeff Lebby might be coming to Starkville, Mississippi State football fans are weighing in on the news of the possible hire.
The Mississippi State football program is inching closer to hiring its next head coach after the firing of Zach Arnett. It looks like Jeff Lebby, currently the offensive coordinator of the Oklahoma Sooners, might be the favorite for the job, according to a report from Ross Dellenger.
And while some thought this head coaching search might end up differently (and theoretically potentially still can depending on the timing of signing contracts and such), given Zac Selmon’s ties to Oklahoma, this isn’t all that shocking to see.
Oklahoma fans are thrilled to have him out of Norman. College football fans in general don’t seem impressed by MSU. College football media members seem to share a similar thought with the college football fans.
Now let’s focus in on folks a little closer to home.
With the coaching search coming closer to wrapping up, here’s what Mississippi State football fans had to say:
Mississippi State football fans weigh in amidst reports and rumors connecting Jeff Lebby to coaching vacancy
Unsurprisingly, there are a number of fans who aren’t thrilled with this news:
There are, of course, a number of folks who are excited about Lebby’s offense and the hire in general:
And there’s still some with uncertainty, but, you know, the offense is interesting:
This next one is something I’ve been pondering about because we, as a fanbase, absolutely struggle sometimes with this aspect of being a fan.
Let’s try to spell his name right.
And of course, here’s this thread from our very own Justin Strawn. You should read the entirety of the thread. Justin continues to be one of the most nuanced and brightest Mississippi State fans on this here internet. And this thread is a good example of that.
Picking Lebby to be the head coach of the Bulldogs is something that could theoretically work out well on the field. There’s the inevitable risk to consider when it comes to his general lack of head coaching experience and then there’s the mess that comes with his ties to Baylor’s football program.
So, this might work out for MSU. But time will tell on that one. We’ll have to wait and see.