Mississippi State hires Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby to be its new head coach


Mississippi State has hired Oklahoma offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby to be its new head coach.

Lebby has been offensive coordinator for the Sooners the last two years after two seasons holding the same position at Mississippi.

This will be his first head coaching job and Mississippi State’s third head coach in as many seasons.

“Being the head coach at Mississippi State is the opportunity of a lifetime,” Lebby said. “My family and I are fired up to engrain ourselves in this community, build relationships with our players, and hit the recruiting trail. This is a special place with special people and a football program with a storied tradition.”

The Bulldogs finished their season 5-7.

“I am confident that Jeff is the perfect leader for the next exciting chapter of Mississippi State football,” Mississippi State athletic director Zac Selmon said in a statement. “He will bring an exciting brand of football, elite student-athlete development, and a winning culture to Starkville, all while doing so with high integrity. He is a dynamic recruiter who will attract an elite coaching staff and the nation’s top talent.” (AP)


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