Akron Hires Former Penn State Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead As Head Coach

By Matthew Filipovits on December 4, 2021 at 7:21 pm
Former Penn State and Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead

The University of Akron has hired former Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as their next head football coach.Moorhead will look to the right ship at a program he spent five seasons at in the early 2000s

Moorhead spent two years as the Nittany Lion's OC, winning more than 20 games in that span. Penn State surged back into the national spotlight under Moorhead, winning the 2016 Big Ten title and going to two New Years Six games. 

He was hired as Mississippi State's head coach ahead of the 2018 season, where he went 14-12 before being fired ahead of the 2020 season. He landed at Oregon, where he won the 2020 Pac-12 title and 10 games in 2021.

The Zips have won just 5 games in the past three years, including an abysmal 0-12 season in 2019.