Mississippi State fires first-year football coach Zach Arnett
Mississippi State fired football coach Zach Arnett on Monday.
Arnett was in his first season as the head coach of the Bulldogs. He was named to replace the late Mike Leach, who passed away last December.
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“As part of my comprehensive and ongoing evaluation, I have determined that a change in leadership is necessary to move our football program forward and position it for the highest level of success,” Mississippi’s athletic director said State Zac Selmon in a statement.
“I have the utmost respect for Zach Arnett and am extremely grateful for his efforts in leading our football program. we must and we expect.”
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Selmon praised Arnett for stepping into the leadership role at a difficult time for the program.
“Zach took on an unprecedented challenge last December. He provided much-needed leadership and stability to the football program during a difficult time. There is no doubt that he made a positive impact on the lives of our student athletes during his time here. We are grateful for his contributions to Mississippi State and wish him the best both personally and professionally.”
The Bulldogs lost to Texas A&M on Saturday, 51-10, prompting the change.
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The Aggies also fired Jimbo Fisher after the game.
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