After Jeff Lebby made the decision to bring in a new special teams coach, Eric Mele thanked Mississippi State football for his time in Starkville.
It looks like Jeff Lebby has made the decision to find himself a new special teams coach in Starkville. The new head coach of the Mississippi State football program has apparently made the decision to move on from Eric Mele and will bring someone new in to take over that role.
While it makes sense that Lebby would want to bring in his own coaching staff as he’s being tasked with a total rebuild of the Mississippi State football program, it still stings a bit to lose someone like Mele in Starkville.
Mele seemed to be well liked and respected amongst Mississippi State football fans. Generally speaking, he seemed welcoming and approachable online.
Mississippi State football: Jeff Lebby decides to move on from Eric Mele at special teams coach
And he also seemed to have a decent special teams set up. Things weren’t perfect from the special teams, but they rarely ever are at MSU.
Still, Lebby is moving forward. Yet another one of Leach’s former assistants, one of the few remaining that he brought with him from Pullman to Starkville, will be leaving the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Hopefully Mele, like the rest of the coaching staff that is being let go at MSU, is able to move on and figure out what’s next without any major issues. Hopefully he’ll be able to find his next gig without any hiccups and maybe we’ll see him as part of an Air Raid coaching staff somewhere soon.
It remains to be seen as to where Mele will end up. And unfortunately this is part of the coaching carousel. It’s not just head coaches and their buyouts that are impacted by a team deciding it’s time to move on. Assistant coaches are impacted as well.