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Mississippi State Football Assistant Coaching Changes: Smith, Wilson leave; Collins promoted

After the season has completed, Mississippi State has already seen several changes to its assistant football coaching staff. Keep up with who's coming and who's going right here in the storystream.

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REPORT: MSU to hire Illinois assistant Gonzales

The former Illinois assistant worked along side Mullen at Bowling Green, Utah, and Florida before Mullen came to MSU in 2009.

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Grade MSU's coaching hires

With assistant coaching hires now seemingly finished for MSU football, tell us how you feel about them.

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REPORT: MSU hires Deshea Townsend as DBs Coach

What was once only a rumor now becomes all but official as Deshea Townsend will reportedly be named Mississippi State's defensive backs coach.

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Nebraska DBs coach Joseph to remain in Lincoln

As we still await word on Deshea Townsend's decision on MSU's vacant defensive back coaching position, it appears the other primary candidate has removed himself from MSU's list.

Bulldawgs 247 reports this morning that Nebraska defensive backs coach Terry Joseph will remain in Lincoln.

Joseph reportedly was on State's radar as recently as yesterday to replace departed defensive backs coach Melvin Smith. It appears, however, that Joseph and the Cornhuskers reached an agreement for him to stay there, seemingly leaving MSU's list of candidates squarely at one.

There have been rumors and reports that a hiring could be announced as soon as today for the open position, but it is unclear at this time if that will in fact take place.

The dead period for college football recruiting ends tonight, so MSU understandably would like to have a coach in place by then, if at all possible

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Townsend interviews at MSU; is a hire coming soon?

The former NFL star and Mississippi native reportedly interviewed with Dan Mullen earlier today. Could he be State's next defensive backs coach?

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MSU Hires David Turner as Defensive Line Coach

Mississippi State hires back David Turner as defensive line coach. Turner last coached at MSU from 2007-2009.

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Georgia Hires Chris Wilson as DL Coach

We all wondered yesterday how well coach Wilson would take a such a public demotion when Geoff Collins replaced him as defensive coordinator. Late last night, Wilson did as many expected, and took a job elsewhere.

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Geoff Collins Promoted to Defensive Coordinator

The school has now confirmed what Pete Roussel reported this morning as Collins becomes MSU's new defensive coordinator.

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REPORT: Mullen to Promote Collins to DC

It appears that the move to make Geoff Collins the defensive play-caller for the Gator Bowl may have been a preview for a coming permanent change.

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