Luke Getsy will have a bit of a transition in his first season as Mississippi State offensive coordinator after spending the past four seasons in the NFL.
But when the opportunity came to work under new Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead, who Getsy knew from his playing days at Akron, he couldn’t pass it up.
“I wasn’t going to leave working for a great man and not work for another great man,” Getsy said during an introductory press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
Getsy was an assistant for the Green Bay Packers for the past four seasons, coaching under Mike McCarthy. So it’s easy to see why Getsy was happy in his previous role.
But at Mississippi State, Getsy should have even greater responsibilities as he serves as an offensive coordinator for the first time since 2012, when he was at IUP.
One area that Getsy will have to re-acclimate himself with is the world of recruiting high-school athletes.
“Most of my career before going to Green Bay was in college, so it’s not foreign,” Getsy said. “I have to get back in the Twitter world and stuff like that.”
Getsy played quarterback at Akron from 2005-06 while Moorhead was serving as an offensive assistant for the Zips, so their relationship goes back more than a decade. Getsy called Moorhead “a very influential figure in my life,” and expressed his excitement to be joining the Bulldogs.
While Moorhead will be calling offensive plays for Mississippi State, Getsy will have strong input.
“The opportunity to be in the best conference in all of football is exciting,” Getsy said. “Joe is the lead dog, and we are here to support him and give him every piece of information so he can call the best game every Saturday.”