STARKVILLE – Mississippi soccer coach Zach Arnett is including Syracuse offensive coach Mike Schmidt to his workers, a supply acquainted with the scenario instructed Clarion Ledger. Schmidt is prone to coach a troublesome end and sort out as former Auburn striker Will Pal, who was employed by MSU on January 6 will coach the striker.
Schmidt got here to Starkville after spending the previous two seasons as Syracuse offensive line supervisor, however his relationship with Arnett has expanded to the West Coast. Schmidt started his teaching profession as a graduate assistant (2009-11) in San Diego State. He then coached the offensive workforce underneath Rocky Lengthy with the Aztecs from 2012-20.
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Arnett joined Lengthy’s workers as a graduate assistant in 2011 and labored as a protection coordinator earlier than leaving to educate underneath Mike Leach in Mississippi in 2020.
Whereas teaching the offensive workforce, Schmidt was Syracuse’s match coordinator. The Orange averaged 143.2 yards per sport final season, rating 74th within the nation.
Schmidt joins Mississippi per week after Kevin Barbay was appointed offensive coordinator. Barbay was the Appalachian offensive coordinator final season whereas serving in the identical function for Central Michigan final season.
Arnett workers are beginning work collectively and may very well be accomplished by Friday, in keeping with sources. The query stays what Arnett will do when operating backwards and for security.
Stefan Krajisnik is the Mississippi Beats author for Clarion Ledger. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or observe him on Twitter @ skrajisnik3.