Mississippi State offensive co-ordinator Les Koenning – fresh from a bowl victory and a win in the Egg Bowl over Ole Miss – is leaving Starkville to be the new wide receivers coach at Texas, according to the Clarion-Ledger.
The Clarion-Ledger noted: “Under Koenning’s guidance MSU’s offense set numerous school records, culminating in 13 this season. He also worked with the quarterbacks developing both Tyler Russell and Dak Prescott. Russell leaves the program with a handful of single season passing records. Many analysts are calling Prescott a sleeper for next year’s Heisman.”
This season Mississippi State – with Tyler Russell injured for most of the season and Dak Prescott replacing him – was 43rd in the nation in total rushing offense and 53rd in the nation in total passing offense. They averaged 27.7 points per game, or 71st in the nation.
Koenning worked at Texas A&M as wide receivers coach in 1996, but hasn’t worked with them solidly since then.
BOTTOM LINE: If Mississippi State gets an OC who can coach a QB, Bulldogs fans will be happy.
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