Mississippi State Football coach Zach Arnett has been fired less than a year after taking the job, according to a press release from MSU athletics.
Arnett took the job after the sudden passing of Mike Leach last year.
Arnett is 4-6 on the season.
Mississippi State Director of Athletics Zac Selmon announced Monday that Zach Arnett has been relieved of his duties as head football coach effective immediately.
Selmon will hold a noon CT press conference Monday.
A national search to identify the Bulldogs’ next head football coach is underway. MSU senior offensive analyst Greg Knox, who has 35 years of coaching experience including 28 years in the Southeastern Conference, will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the 2023 season. Knox is in his second stint at MSU and previously served as the Bulldogs’ interim head coach during the 2017 TaxSlayer Bowl, where he led the team to a 31-27 win over Louisville.