More turnover is coming to the Mississippi State coaching staff.
Mississippi State cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend is expected to accept the same position with the Tennessee Titans, according to 104.5 The Zone 3HL’s Blaine Bishop.
It was confirmed by ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky.
Townsend, 40, is a Mississippi native who just finished his third season with the Bulldogs. He came to Starkville, Miss., from the NFL, where he served two seasons on the Arizona Cardinals’ coaching staff.
Mississippi State already underwent turnover in its defensive coaching staff when coordinator Manny Diaz accepted the same position under former UGA coach Mark Richt at Miami.
Townsend spent 12 seasons in the NFL, including a stint with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1998 to 2009. Mike Mularkey, the new coach of the Titans, was the Steelers’ tight ends coach and offensive coordinator from 1996 to 2003.