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USA Today Says Joe Moorhead Will Win Most Games Of New Power 5 Coaches In 2018

A general view of Mississippi State's football field.

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 16: A general view of Davis Wade Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Mississippi State Bulldogs on November 16, 2013 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

USA Today's Paul Myerberg is predicting big things for Joe Moorhead.

Joe Moorhead was very successful in his two seasons as Penn State's offensive coordinator. Now, Moorhead will have his chance to be a head coach at Mississippi State.

Given Moorhead's history of leading powerful offenses and the fact he inherits quarterback Nick Fitzgerald, many are predicting big things for him in Starkville.

USA Today's Paul Myerberg is one of those people. In his Top 10 column today, Myerberg said Moorhead will win the most games of any new Power 5 coaching hire in 2018.

Moorhead is one of 12 new Power 5 head coaches. Myerberg thinks he will win more games than Kevin Sumlin, Jimbo Fisher, Willie Taggart, Dan Mullen and others.

Here's his reasoning:

Moorhead inherits a great situation from his predecessor, Dan Mullen, even if quarterback Nick Fitzgerald doesn’t make a full recovery from his ankle injury. Mississippi State brings back depth and talent on both sides of the ball, with enough athleticism on offense to fit the nuts and bolts of Moorhead’s explosive scheme. And the schedule gives the Bulldogs potential toss-up games at home, including Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M, so it’s fair to expect eight or nine wins during the regular season to go with top-25 contention.

Myerberg's full rankings are as follows.

  1. Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State
  2. Mario Cristobal, Oregon
  3. Kevin Sumlin, Arizona
  4. Willie Taggart, Florida State
  5. Chip Kelly, UCLA
  6. Dan Mullen, Florida
  7. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M
  8. Herm Edwards, Arizona state
  9. Jeremy Pruitt, Tennesssee
  10. Scott Frost, Nebraska

Arkansas' Chad Morris and Oregon State's Jonathan Smith didn't make the cut.

You can read the rest of Myerberg's rankings here.