University of Louisiana at Lafayette head coach Billy Napier Has Already Turned It Down Mississippi
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Only a day after firing head coach Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State has lost one of their top candidates to replace him. University of Louisiana at Lafayette head coach Billy Napier is passing on the opportunity...


(The Spun)
Originally published on SECRant.com

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When you look at Napier’s body of work I think he realizes he may not be any more effective that Moorhead. We did beat his team. That also goes for the Arkansas and OM jobs. He has it made at U of L and makes more money than he and his wife can spend. Why risk all of that?
Reply21 months
Apparently Houston Nutt is itching to get back into coaching and he does have experience recruiting to Mississippi.
Reply22 months
Cohen should have been wheels up on a plane headed to Foxborough the second the clock hit 0:00 tonight. Judge should and will be the right choice/fit.
Reply22 months
I’m leaning to Judge also. If he works out he will be loyal to State. He was accepted at all three schools he applied to after HS. The Naval Academy, Harvard University and Mississippi State. He chose State because Sherrill let him be a walk-on long snapper. Since his playing career at State he has went on to become Bill Belichek’s right-hand man, the guy that runs practices and the team disciplinarian. If he doesn’t get hired to be the HC of the NY Giants, where he interviewed today, he will Be the 34th coach at Mississippi State University.
21 months
He'll get the South Carolina job next year when they railroad Muschamp out of town!
Reply22 months
We will still get him. Just gonna cost more.
Reply22 months
It was only a few years ago, 2014 perhaps, that State was ranked number one in the nation by the AP. There is a great deal of talent in Mississippi. Someone could do well there despite having to recruit against a second SEC team in the state.
Reply22 months
Hudspeth turned down better jobs when he was at ULL. Where is he now?
Reply22 months
Napier will get better opportunities than a Moo State program that is declining fast.
22 months
I think ULL played moo St this year , maybe lost to moo state by 8 points. I forgot I know I saw it some where but he comfy where he is vs going to moo state. He just signed an extension and raise a week ago at ULL I think
Reply22 months
ULL outplayed MS the whole game but shot themselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties. Billy likes the south (vs. Arizona haha) and Lafayette, and I think he will stay put until he gets a top-15/20 type program job.
22 months
Add a reply...I dont know much about Napier BUT why would a HC who wants to be the best pass up an offer from 1 of 14 Programs in the best Conference in CFB? Obv MSU's not a Top Tier SEC school but still just look @ the door that opened up for Mullen after just a few mildly successful years @ State? He had one 10 win season in 2014 & two 9 win seasons 2010 & 2015. So realistically will Napier be offered a BETTER job down the road? I don't see Bama, LSU, UF, Auburn, UGA (top tier) offering their HC to a guy like Napier. I dont think even Tenn/A&M wld either, so what's the alternative? Just seems like MSU/OleMiss/USC-E is Best Case for a HC from a SunBelt type School & honestly I think Miss St is probably the BEST mid/low tier SEC type school he could get but what do I know, dude may end up at Michigan bc its seems like Harbaugh has just about worn out his nicest ironed Michigan~Khakis - LOL!
22 months
Good call Coach Billy!!!
Reply22 months
Smart man.
Reply22 months
The guy could not torture his wife and kids living in Stark Vegas .
Reply22 months
He is smart. He is good coach and willl do better
Reply22 months
Ouch
Reply22 months
The Bulldogs will get the level of Coach they deserve or he’ll leave on his own if they accidentally pick a miracle worker. #hell=state
Reply22 months
Mullen turned down job after job until his dream job was offered. They made the same mistake Arkansas did by hiring a Big Ten coach. The difference in styles are way more pronounced than when Saban left Mich St.
22 months
Dodged a bullet. Hopefully the Titans end the Patriots season tonight. The sooner Joe Judge becomes available the better.
Reply22 months
Smart move IMO.
Reply22 months
It's bad enough that your top target is the HC of ULL.....a whole nother realm of suckery when even he doesn't want you.
Reply22 months
lol
22 months
If there was a bar fight, that face would be the first one you punch.
Reply22 months
ULL did lose to Mississippi State this year
22 months
When SW Louisiana doesn't want you, that's a new low.
Reply22 months
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