Former head coach is reportedly headed back to the SEC with a familiar program Chris Graythen/Getty Images
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 17: Blaine Gautier and head coach Mark Hudspeth of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns celebrate after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 32-30 during the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Former Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth is reportedly heading back to Mississippi State as a tight ends coach, where he had previously worked as a wide receivers coach from 2009-10, according to

Hudspeth will join the Bulldogs as a tight ends coach under new head coach Joe Moorhead, who was hired last month following the departure of Dan Mullen, according to the report.

The Louisville, Mississippi native went 28-38 during seven seasons as Louisiana-Lafayette’s head coach before being fired in the last week, which included having his first four seasons vacated due to NCAA violations involving academic fraud and payments to players.

The Ragin’ Cajuns failed to win more than six games during the next three seasons, which resulted in only one bowl appearance — a 28-21 loss to Southern Miss in the 2016 New Orleans Bowl.

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