Mississippi State coaching candidates: The Bulldogs should have plenty of good options
Another SEC job is open. And recent history has shown that there is a ton of potential in Starkville.
Texas A&M beat Mississippi State on Saturday. The Aggies fired Jimbo Fisher on Sunday. The Bulldogs fired Zach Arnett on Monday.
Don’t say we didn’t tell you.
So another SEC job is open. Where will the Bulldogs turn as they essentially start from scratch? Let’s take a look at some potential candidates.
Rhett Lashlee, SMU. The well-traveled Lashlee has things rolling in his first head coaching job, as SMU is 8-2 this season and 6-0 in AAC play. The Mustangs rank 10th nationally in total offense and are No. 7 in scoring offense. The 40-year-old Lashlee was the OC at six different stops before Dallas, including for the 2013 Auburn team that played in the final BCS title game. A former Arkansas quarterback, Lashlee came up through the Gus Malzahn coaching tree and runs the type of offense that would be a hit with the folks in Starkville. SMU is ACC-bound next season, so Lashlee’s current job will get a bump up in stature, but the SEC may still be more attractive to him.