Blog – Report: Utah’s Johnson to join MSU staff

It looks like Utah quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson will join the Mississippi State football staff coachingsearch.com reported late Friday night.

MSU hadn’t confirmed the hire as of Saturday morning.

The Bulldogs have an opening at offensive coordinator with the departure of Les Koenning to Texas, but it’s unknown if he will be the new offensive coordinator or if head coach Dan Mullen will promote within house.

“I called all the plays for us,” Mullen said Wednesday at a signing day press conference. “I did last year, I called all the plays last year.”

Johnson was the offensive coordinator at Utah the last two seasons, but was demoted to quarterbacks coach after the season was over.

Johnson was a quarterback for the Utes from 2004-08, and Mullen was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in Johnson’s first year.

Johnson turns 27 later this month and will be the youngest coach on the staff. Cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend, who was hired last year, was the youngest coach.

Johnson spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as the quarterbacks coach.

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