This past Sunday, Mississippi State’s wide receiver coach, Angelo Mirando, abruptly quit his job just weeks before the start of the season. In a statement released, Mirando cited “unforeseen personal reasons” for his resignation:
I have enjoyed my time at Mississippi State as a graduate assistant and as an assistant coach. I have made friends that will last a lifetime; however, due to unforeseen personal issues, I believe it is in my best interest to resign from Mississippi State. I want to stress that these issues are personal. I look forward to pursuing other opportunities in the future. Finally, I want to thank my friend and mentor Dan Mullen for giving me this chance.
After a little digging, ESPN’s Joe Schad tweeted that Mirando jumped ship right before an NCAA investigation on the Bulldogs, specfically Mirando and the recruitment of a player.
In response to Schad’s tweet, Bulldogs head coach, Dan Mullen, had this to say about the investigation:
“I would try to get a little more reliable source than Joe Schad,” Mullen told reporters. “I’m supposed to be coaching at State College (Penn State), I guess, right now, too, according to Joe Schad last year,” Mullen said. “Wasn’t that the case?”
Schad’s tweet also prompted another writers see exactly what was going on in Starkville:
Apparently a car was purchased for freshman defensive back, Will Redmond, in exchange for this LOI and now the NCAA is looking into the situation. Obviously, someone alerted Mirando that sh*t was about to hit the fan and it prompted him to get the hell out of there. This can’t be good for Mullen and the Bulldogs going forward.
(h/t Saturday Down South)