Mississippi St’s Arnett promotes Brock to DC, hires 2 others

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State coach Zach Arnett has promoted Matt Brock to Bulldogs defensive coordinator and hired Chad Bumphis as wide receivers coach and Brad Peterson as associate athletic director for football administration. Brock called defensive plays in the Bulldogs’ 19-10 ReliaQuest Bowl win over Illinois in which MSU held the Illini to 22 yards rushing. Bumphis is the school’s record holder with 24 touchdowns receiving and second all-time in yardage and receptions. Peterson had been MSU’s director of high school relations from 2016-20 following a successful coaching career that included three selections as coach of the year in two divisions.

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