Mississippi State is set to add an experienced NFL coach to its staff.
The program is expected to hire Brian Baker as its defensive line coach, according to Scout.com’s Steve Robertson.
Baker has served as a defensive line and linebackers coach in the NFL for 19 seasons. He has spent time with seven different NFL teams and most recently was the linebackers coach with the Washington Redskins for the 2014 season.
Baker will replace ex-defensive line coach David Turner, who left Starkville, Miss., to join Texas A&M’s coaching staff last week. Baker’s hiring should fill in the final piece of what’s been a completely revamped Bulldogs defensive coaching staff — one that includes new defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon.