On Monday morning, Mississippi State announced that first-year head coach Zach Arnett is out after a 41-point loss. The Bulldogs announced that a familiar face is taking over for the team’s final two regular season games, and a potential bowl game. Greg Knox, who has spent 28 years coaching in the SEC, with an interim stint with the Bulldogs included, will serve as the interim head coach again.
Knox’s lone head coaching performance in Starkville came in the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl (which is once again known as the Gator Bowl). He led the Bulldogs to a 31-27 win over the Lamar Jackson-led Louisville Cardinals, ending his Mississippi State head coaching career at 1-0. Fans who remember his quick stint were praising him on social media.
“After all the dialogue about potentially going back to our ex in Dan Mullen, it turns out the ex we truly needed was the one who’s never failed us. The one with a 1.000 winning percentage. Greg Knox is back baby,” said one fan.
“INTERIM GOAT GREG KNOX,” proclaimed another. Knox is a popular man among the Bulldogs faithful.
Greg Knox and Mississippi State’s Remaining Schedule
Knox will try to maintain his undefeated coaching record at Mississippi State and salvage a bowl game appearance. First up is Southern Miss on Saturday, a home game that should be an easy win. After that is the big game, another home contest against archrival Ole Miss.
The Egg Bowl occurs every Thanksgiving between those schools. If the Bulldogs win this year, it’ll be the second straight victory, a likely bowl game clincher, and a huge upset over a ranked school. Everyone in Starkville is hoping that Greg Knox’s past success will continue. After all, he is a “legendary interim coach.”
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