Mississippi State football

Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead speaks during Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday.

Joe Moorhead had barely set foot on Mississippi soil in late 2017 when he began talking to Mississippi State football players about championship rings and Heisman Trophies.

Moorhead had just been hired as MSU’s new football coach. He stepped off the plane with an attitude he described this past Wednesday at Southeastern Conference Media Days as “guns blazing.”

Moorhead, like Bulldog fans, had high expectations for State in 2018. There was no filter in expressing those goals. The result for MSU was an 8-5 season – a strong year, but there was no championship ring or Heisman. Some viewed the year as a disappointment given the team’s hype and talent level.

On Wednesday, as Moorhead looked back on his first year, he confessed to feeling partly to blame for some folks’ negative view towards 2018.

For Moorhead's thoughts, see Friday's Starkville Daily News.

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