STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State hired Joe Moorhead nearly two years ago mainly because of his reputation as an offensive savant.
Year one didn't go exactly as planned. The coach expects much more progress this fall.
Mississippi State's chances of staying competitive in the Southeastern Conference Western Division likely hinge on its ability to get more offensive production. The Bulldogs finished 8-5 last season because of an elite defense, but couldn't win games against tough competition because the offense couldn't score.