Mississippi State has added a senior offensive analyst.
On Tuesday, former Marshall offensive coordinator Bill Legg used Twitter to express his excitement about joining the Bulldogs’ staff under first-year coach Joe Moorhead. In his Twitter bio, Legg describes his role as a “senior offensive analyst.”
Thrilled to be in Starkville around this GREAT Staff and Team! #hailstate
— Bill Legg (@Legg62) February 28, 2018
On Wednesday, The Clarion-Ledger’s Will Sammon used Twitter to report the development.
former Marshall offensive coordinator Bill Legg is now on Mississippi State's staff as an analyst, was told. another example of experienced guy working for Joe Moorhead.
— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) February 28, 2018
Legg resigned from his role as Marshall’s offensive coordinator in December. He had a lengthy run with the Thundering Herd, joining the program as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach in January 2010, when Doc Holliday was named Marshall’s coach.
Marshall’s best offensive season under Legg happened in 2014, when it scored 638 points and averaged 559.2 yards per game. But the Thundering Herd’s output dropped from 45.6 points per game in 2014 to 26.4 in 2016 and 26.7 last year. Marshall ended the 2017 campaign with an 8-5 record (4-4 Conference USA).
This is a strong move by Moorhead to surround himself with experienced coaches. He’s building a solid, capable staff in Starkville as the Bulldogs look to compete in the SEC West.