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Akron Has Reportedly "Zeroed In" On 1 Top Pac-12 Assistant Coach

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AKRON, OH - AUGUST 08: The stands were packed at the InfoCision Stadium at The University of Akron welcoming back LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Akron, Ohio on August 8, 2014 in Akron, Ohio. (Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images)

After three brutal years in the Tom Arth era, the Akron Zips are seemingly pulling out all the stops to find their next head coach. The top candidate on their list appears to be a Pac-12 assistant coach who almost everyone has had their eyes on.

According to FOX Sports college football insider Bruce Feldman, Akron has "zeroed in" on Oregon offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead as their next head coach. Per the report, the Zips intend to hire him this weekend following the Pac-12 Championship Game.

Moorhead has strong ties to Akron. He previously served as an assistant under J.D. Brookhart from 2004 to 2008, helping them win their first-ever conference title in 2005.

Moorhead also has plenty of head coaching experience. He turned Fordham into an FCS powerhouse between 2012 and 2015, and went 14-12 at Mississippi State with two bowl game appearances prior to his firing.

After being fired from Mississippi State, Joe Moorhead joined Mario Cristobal at Oregon. Under Moorhead, the Ducks were able to weather the storm of losing quarterback Justin Herbert with relative ease.

For months, Moorhead has been one of the top coaching candidates in college football. He has a reputation for being a great offensive mind.

Akron could certainly use someone of his pedigree and experience. The Zips have gone 3-27 over the past three years and have just one winning season in the past 15.

Is Joe Moorhead a good fit for the Akron Zips?