The Mississippi State football program officially has a new head coach and here’s how MSU Bulldogs fans are reacting to the Jeff Lebby hire.
Zac Selmon and the Mississippi State football program found the next head coach for the Bulldogs. Saturday evening, it was reported that MSU was nearing completion of the search for the next head coach in Starkville. Ross Dellenger reported that Oklahoma OC Jeff Lebby was the top target for MSU.
And now it looks as if that process is complete as Selmon and the Bulldogs have placed Lebby in the head coaching role of the Mississippi State football team.
This hire connects back to Selmon and his connections with Oklahoma. While Lebby brings an exciting offense to Starkville, there are plenty of people who aren’t exactly thrilled here. Many MSU fans are split over this decision and the broader college football community expresses doubt over his coaching pedigree.
Nevertheless, the coaching search has been finalized.
Mississippi State fans have plenty to say about the decision. There are some Bulldogs fans who are optimistic about the offensive pedigree that Lebby brings with him while others share skepticism over the choice to put Lebby in charge.
Here’s what Mississippi State football fans had to say:
Mississippi State football fans react to news of Jeff Lebby hire for MSU Bulldogs
Some Mississippi State football fans aren’t thrilled with this decision:
Meanwhile others are optimistic about where this can go for MSU:
And some folks are caught in the middle. They seem hopeful that things will go smoothly while also acknowledging that this isn’t exactly ideal.
The Mississippi State football program seemed to be on shaky ground prior to this hire. It remains to be seen if Lebby can help bring stability to Starkville. We’ll see how this unfolds for MSU.