Looney to lead MSU tight ends

By JOEL COLEMAN

sports@starkvilledailynews.com

Another man with Mississippi State ties is coming back to help coach the Bulldogs. On the same day MSU brought back former offensive quality control assistant Brett Elliott to coach quarterbacks, a source also confirmed Tuesday that former Bulldog offensive lineman D.J. Looney will become MSU’s new tight ends coach. Scott Sallach, who has served as State’s tight ends coach since 2009, will move to an off-the-field role.

Looney played for Mississippi State from 2007-2010. He served as a graduate assistant offensive coach for the Bulldogs in 2011.

Since leaving Starkville, Looney was the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at East Mississippi Community College from 2012-2013. He spent the next two seasons as tackles and tight ends coach at the University of Central Arkansas.

Last season, Looney was a graduate assistant for offense at Georgia.

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