AUDIO: Mississippi State Head Coach Joe Moorhead on Geoff Calkins Show

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AUDIO: Mississippi State Head Coach Joe Moorhead on Geoff Calkins Show

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929 SLX 688 am on the W limit for us that I had 929 espn.com. This is just god gives you know. Oh ESPN. Mississippi State he joins us now Joseph how are you. Dual brake froze Leoville. I'm good so holly cow bells do you have in your possession at at this moment how many have you been given did you purchase some do you have a dozen bullets that what's the let's state how well. Acquisition plan when you become head coach at Mississippi State. None physically on my person. I'm guessing is pretty in my cabinet and they give the house we just looted and an impact a save him at eight it will bring bill were simply properties. That's it seems impressive that's nearly as impressive as your recruiting class we'll get to that in a moment I by the way and the Yankee originally who moved down to the south I've been here Tony two years. And I have found it to be a perfect fit. There are people who ask that question about whether. It is a perfect fit obviously your predecessor did OK although he's from New Hampshire. Are your thoughts about that when you were approached about the job. There it. It's like New York City that I would listen school forum in this audio to the coach put it it's incredibly civil state colleges so bubbly be the transition has been. Clues via a response has been overwhelming and those sort of hostility to reality so nobody has been protests for market without. Is the get all the time Big Ten SEC both in terms of people wanna make comparisons. But also literally in terms of competing down here recruiting down here I know when you put your staff together you tried to achieve a balance between. People you were -- tremendous position coaches and then also people who had familiarity. With the area in terms of recruiting how just how did you balance that. Not because it's just he's that you want cousins. You know group resisted demonstrated little expertise from a fundamental technique and an. Schematic standpoint his position coaches of the duke rich over crude Wetherbee troopers considered through their area. You know just like come on the so you'll have guys overstep the possessed house to the area to distribute to the Joba in the north could look out because well they're so. You know ultimately if you could recruit because he can recruit educate kids and you know out of touch certainly helps. Did you know mark Hudson for for example or was he like how did he become part of your step. I knew all about did not do more. Prosecution resort director of a high school relations of player personnel duke duke coach could suffer beaten and you know shut down also the talk over the and talk to be very fit. Sue Bobby duke knew Bob he groped at Talbots to lead. Oh we crossed over and states for about two weeks split. Had noticed work it would have been very. Vanderbilt certainly Penn State you know notably there's a person and a marvelous coach for prolonged. Well when you're at Penn State. Obviously the if you just look at the numbers before you got there. Hundreds in the country in scoring 105 I think in total offense your first year they jump up to 21 and then huge numbers after that. What did you do. That made that possible. You know that the terms of up to the part of it as other recorded terrific coach and you know people us question I think to really boost on the three things talent coaching and culture. And you know Penn State with its lapel was a police. Could critical that the bubble trouble our culture of building the confidence and you know certainly come off of the the sanctions to give back you know because our church play the part of it. You know when all we have to put the person B positions putting the players appears to be successful with the scheme and having them accomplices in the coaches within themselves I think that's huge part of. OK but what's the scheme it's funny because liberals say are multiple balance whatever but what does the Joseph Moore had dolphins look like. I think it's it's so you know we're a little personnel also were three watt what type than what black also is. You know I'd like to see it or multiple we can be you know on a grounder through year. You know organ. Go fast fidelity to the experts are running the wrong play gets will present its so people you know rub of the bill or restrict or try the Buick couple in you know on the play regard so overlooked because just present and we're trying to get the best liggett's look presented it. Did not think work site I think Obama picked crosscourt and ultimately our jobs and what more of the defense gives up so. Would do that abolish township Michigan State. It's funny there was that there's a YouTube video of view it's funny it it says Joseph Moorhead going off on criticism about the offense just it really wasn't you going for all like. A those overplayed. Very calm measured up to the literacy. Yeah but I would think the criticism was did you just pulling it or what would it sound like there was criticism of Trace an X or. It was a good criticism as the most as much as it was a must go observation the trees come up. Just drop back in marine boot to DiPietro was sort of the overseer he wanna throw to. The you know cover just chalked it up there and you know hopes her bill so good to happen and you know executed prepares very hard and takes that aspect newspapers usually in the knowledge of the scheme where to go to ball wat. And also the one he's. More clear than that into our offense is visit it is. You know more officially the first clue that. In terms of the upper case should it certainly it certainly did its people the way he you know what let's his future look like at the next level. Trace. I mean. I'll mumbo that a soldier those two big merger bullied entries about six feet 200 pounds split. You know look at the guns could become a three and as far as Coker please state championships and as well Tony two games oppression here's a college quarterback who won the toughest covers of the country. In all toy production but don't matter at some point and no law no I hope people get below him you know what he's doing opportunities old stuff open. You know basically is the most critical juncture. What can you say about succumb Barkley. Duplicated sick it's awesome person. You know great player physically gifted and ability. He is a better person he is a player and that's saying a lot so everything that he gets he deserves a big he's gonna do the Carl Bob. And he's gonna he's gonna crush it is to do loss of American missile teams to be looking have a. Joseph more heady as the new head football coach at Mississippi State on Twitter at ball coach. Joseph Mo by the way this it states starts formal practice on March 20 spring football practice on March 20. And the maroon white spring game will be on a April 21. In terms and nick FitzGerald I assume his recovery is coming along well does it help to come back and have a a starting quarterback in place with that with his. His package of talents. There absolutely is in the together can be you would lose his or religion as braves he's incredibly. You know use a great competitor. I think because Gaza rally around him in the in. It's fantastic I wanted to looks to have to certainly Katie came in you notable enable us to victory so were worse certainly you know excited about you know both gust up position. What will they. What will you ask of net that is different from what he was asked to do last year. Well you know I watched all the games as difficult as they wouldn't let us to do kind of just watched the film. Kind of a sterile environment to see that was thought the coach in the preparation of the gave Clinton but. I don't believe in our quarterbacking it became manager he's together I want to win the game for us. And I he's going to be just. You know understand coverages nowhere to go with the bald lie in it and you know she could told we've done will push the ball on the field try to strip should be says Berkeley. The of these you have to make plays of this B buttons on her proposition so. It's very much core Berger an office and you know I think he's ago we give the reins to him. You know he's poised for great senior year. Did. Did James Franklin give you advice on competing here in the SEC. Not heeded the one thing that he always mentioned was. You know the substance abuse because a lot of it's certainly that it appears communities large and Sylvan to watch an actual chip to get. Is it is it in terms of that the one place and you do you you had a it in a short order you put together very impressive recruiting class a little. Light on the offensive line which is I am that's I mean given the size and speed that's something I guess in the future when you get your legs under you you'll be able to address. Yeah I mean every step because the covered these by the number where he where you take a look at you know the position and you have a in our deal coming up. On numbers because you want these positions and that's open to work to get to a dress little bit this class to work a move forward to we get to where we want to be. How do you look at taking over Dan Mullen obviously had been as more successful than than anybody else and so you can look at it. Like he's got something going there I can build on this or you can look at it as like god how am I gonna do as well as he'd like some people can be intimidated following. One of the most successful coaches in program history. I take it you it was more of the former than the latter for you. No I think obviously did a fantastic job circulated very solid foundation. And this time here that is that the program. I don't really achieved. You know things they had done before but are jobless elevated from good great in you know came here to compete for a win championships. You know you know I was you know congress sports information director of the last fifteen years. You know eliciting speech at a winning copper truck one times so. There's clear room to grow and you know we talk about JP took standard or you know in the building right balance. We can't child with those expectations so that's open world do push all doing very very good job and you know it's my job and our our steps Joba program shop building the. It's funny one of the things that as the search unfolded I think people were extraordinary complimentary of Mississippi State not only for. Hiring you but also the process is if there were a lot of times that can be muddling around we saw another as examples of that this off season. It felt like. They knew what they wanted you knew what you wanted and it came together very quickly how did it come together so quickly and what what what went into that. Thought it was very expeditious and was very professional I think. In any type of auctions actually both parties are very excited about the terms of what they have offered to go to trapped up pretty quickly so long. I'm excited dulled out together they were targeted wasn't wouldn't you know and I deal can't be enough. So the job here was one bit this you know good all the criteria personally professionally Molitor was excellent it was as a digital book since. Welcome to the welcome to the south. I will be of great success certainly after the blazing start. And we hope to see as soon thank you very much Joseph. They should talk does serve. That is Joseph morehead he is the head football coach at Mississippi. State. Said Jeffrey money that very efficient. In his words and very efficient and I can't I guess process get what's interesting is com. First all it's been widely point like that higher it was they just mean I hate to say that because maybe Tennessee will be in the end. We'll see how they turn out and it seems like Tennessee got a good choices well. The process could not have been more different right semi has very Mississippi State went gaffe that guy hired a guy. Boom it no one was laughing at them everywhere you know it was done in such a well read our media it was it was and you have to credit them for doing that. I'm and so the process looked good. And then everyone has has to universal acclaim and a guy has won everywhere he won it for them. I'm big when he was head coach there he goes to misty goes to Penn State. He he he obviously transformed the offense there. You offer the we need it part of a very effective offense that you got a George like he's been everywhere he's gone. Smart and I think you're Smart you can win and any region of the country it doesn't really matter. It is funny. He is. Holding no nonsense at all it was that was. Like I mean answer questions about me like. Don't like he is directory a little bit like one that in a certain way like. What they was did not mess around and he was very good and ready honestly but like he was focused on what he was focused on he's not. Yes and there was nothing folksy about that. There's no. Message that he was trying to get across like it was just answering questions there was no. There was no idea of hey this is our talking points of our program and whatnot or Madonna used answering questions wrecked. I get the sense that he and this is the other way in which your mind you but fun today. When I said about Clinton was. He knew exactly what he wanted to his offense to look like this football team to look like. And he not only did he know that. He knew and was totally confident in his ability although we're just took over he was appalled by them they'll be leveled the program America's. He was utterly confident in how they get from tee to be right he knew what he wanted it to look like and he knew how to get it from me to be. You get that exact same sense. With morning that he knows exactly what he wants. Any knows how to get that it was one of my criticisms of Josh pastor for example. I wasn't sure he knew what it want what he wanted it to look like. To the extent that he did it was Arizona. I don't think he knew how to hell to get it from here to there like he didn't read didn't he have a clear sense of it because. Let's be honest he hadn't he been the third assistant whatever here's a guy who has. Don it at multiple places. He knows how to duet he knows how to you the confidence and he has a duet and so he's just gonna like that's from Canada. You know Tom it's it is. It is interesting Q do the job is. Because a lot of people would be not the people that wanna fire jumped up and wanna to come behind John Cochran I share. Because he's the best ever jerk. And yet there was no hesitation at all for morehead coming behind. Dan Mullen do you think it's do you think gantt change that job do they just allow all the money in the SEC change the job for everybody. Honestly nor Belden mind coming in behind what they either yeah I think it's I think it's a situation like. SEC west jobs are now. Kind of and they're not synonymous with NFL jobs but there's only setup and it's a job that. Lots of people want just because to be said that it's a crappy job right cause you quote on quote can't win I think the last five years of change a lot. They the level of money changes that cause you're getting paid and the resources are extraordinary. Right beat. Your. At worst you're gonna with six games go to a bowl game right and that's in the I don't think people expect you to win and go to the SEC championship at Mississippi State even though. They do expect you to compete so on yeah I think it's a I think I think it is a better job than it has ever been and I also think a football. It's easier to follow because you're following someone who's built something you've built a structure as he's inheriting a Mets structure. And then he's also adding his ex he's got to get team come back and got to get to implement. We will be back in a moment it's just talking to 99 FM is.
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