Luke Getsy‘s stay as Mississippi State’s offensive coordinator will be limited to one year. The former Packers wide receivers coach will return to Green Bay as quarterbacks coach, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
The Packers interviewed Getsy last week, and the former Mike McCarthy assistant will be back under a new regime. He stands to become the third key new voice in the quarterbacks room, following Matt LaFleur and new OC Nathaniel Hackett to Wisconsin. All of these coaches have yet to turn 40, with Getsy, 34, being younger than Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers voiced concern about the Packers letting previous quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt go last year. In Getsy, the Packers will be bringing back a familiar voice. Prior to moving to Starkville, Miss., Getsy spent four seasons in Green Bay — the first two (2014-15) as an offensive quality control coach before rising to leading the wideouts the following two seasons.
This represents the latest step in a notable rise for the former Akron quarterback, who enjoyed a brief NFL stay as a 2007 49ers UDFA signing. Mississippi State went 8-5 this season and boasted the No. 68-ranked scoring offense in Division I-FBS (28.5 points per game).