In between the time that Joe Moorhead accepted the job as head football coach at Mississippi State and the time that Moorhead made his way down to the Coast for last year’s ‘Road Dawgs Tour’ former St. Martin offensive lineman Brandon Cunningham decommited from Miami and gave his new pledge to MSU.
One year to the day, Coach Moorhead was back in Biloxi at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino for the tenth annual ‘Road Dawgs Tour’
Moorhead describes last year’s transition as drinking water out of a fire hose, but says going 8-5 with an Egg Bowl victory in his first season made for a successful transition.
As for Cunningham, the ESPN four-star product was a big part of Coach Moorhead’s second-ever recruiting class in Starkville with enough personality and talent to go around. “He literally just Face Timed me before I came down here, told him I’d have to get back to him. But like you said we lost personality and production and we’ll gain a lot of that personality back with Brandon. But he’s a fantastic young man, great family and kind of like the linemen we’ve had, big, strong physical, incredibly athletic, plays with a mean streak so he’s going to be able to come in and press for playing time and he’s got a very bright future. Brandon is unique in a positive way. He’s got a huge personality, he’s got a great smile, really cares about his teammates and incredibly competitive and I think that’s the kind of mentality you want to play in this conference. It’s a line of scrimmage league, you can’t be short on confidence, and that’s something Brandon is not short on. He’s not short on confidence.”
Over the holidays, Cunningham was a part of the first-ever World Bowl put on by the Pro Football Hall of Fame.