Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen is one step closer to filling out the last vacancy on his coaching staff, according to Football Scoop.
Mullen has offered Alcorn State coach Jay Hopson a defensive assistant position, according to the report. Hopson has been the head coach at Alcorn State since 2012.
Hopson has posted a 32-17 record at Alcorn State, including at least nine wins each of the past three seasons.
He does have a background in the SEC, serving as the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Ole Miss in 2004 under then-coach David Cutcliffe. Hopson also served as a graduate assistant at LSU and Florida in 1994 and 1995, respectively.
Hopson has been an on-field coach since 1996 and has coached almost exclusively in Mississippi or Memphis since 2001.
The Mississippi native is an Ole Miss and Delta State graduate and has many connections with high schools across the state.