The coaching carousel is still moving in college football, albeit mostly on the assistant level. In fact, the SEC is now reportedly involved in a swap, as Seth Emerson of Dawg Nation brings word of a defection from Mississippi State under odd circumstances.
In short, Scott Fountain was hired by new Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead to serve as the program’s special teams coordinator and that move took place in January. Fountain was previously employed by the Georgia Bulldogs in something of an analyst role, though, and the report from Emerson now indicates that he will be returning to Athens in a full-time assistant capacity.
It isn’t every day that a coach would flip-flop between two programs in the same conference just one month apart and that is what makes this bizarre. Of course, it should be noted that Georgia lost assistant coach Shane Beamer to Oklahoma in January, likely prompting this move, but Fountain still had to make the jump back to Athens and it seems as if he has done just that.
The reporting does not provide a definite in terms of Fountain’s official role on Smart’s staff but, as of now, it seems clear that he will be bouncing back to Georgia and Mississippi State will have a vacancy to fill in the very near future.