Mississippi State has made its final offseason hire, as the Bulldogs announced Maurice Linguist as the program’s new safeties coach on Thursday.
“Maurice is a very sharp person with a bright future in the coaching profession,” Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said in a press release. “His knowledge of the game is exceptional, while his teaching and communication skills will resonate well with our players. We are happy to have him in Starkville and look forward to the impact he will make on our team.”
Linguist, who has spent the last two seasons as tdefensive passing game coordinator at Iowa State, has four years of experience at the FBS level.
“I am excited to be a part of the tradition that Coach Mullen has established in his tenure here at Mississippi State,” Linguist said in a press release. “It’s a privilege to be a Bulldog, to coach in the Southeastern Conference and to mentor the dynamic safeties we have on this team.”
Before his time with Cyclones, Linguist served on staffs at Buffalo (2012-13), James Madison (2009-11) and Valdosta State (2008).
The Mesquite, Texas, native played safety at Baylor and served a graduate assistant after graduation. His connections in the Dallas area should prove beneficial for the Bulldogs on the recruiting trail.
Linguist is the third and final staff change for Mississippi State on the defensive side of the ball this offseason.