Former Mississippi State star Chad Bumphis takes spot on Utah coaching staff

Former Mississippi State wide receiver Chad Bumphis has a new coaching role, and unfortunately it’s not in Starkville.

Bumphis has decided to join Kyle Whittingham’s staff as a graduate assistant at Utah. He served in the same role on Lance Leipold’s Buffalo staff for the 2017 season.

“I would like to give a huge thank you to Coach Leipold and [Buffalo Football] for allowing me to come in and join the UB family,” Bumphis wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “I learned and grew so much as a person and football coach during my time in Buffalo. There are some special things happening at UB under this leadership.

“Now I’ve accepted a job at the University of Utah in the same role. Very excited to expand and be apart of this great program! I’m excited to continue to learn and grow as a football coach.”

Prior to his stop at Buffalo, Bumphis was the wide receivers coach at Iowa Wesleyan in 2016.

Bumphis, who went undedrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, ended his playing career with the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos in 2015. He previously spent time with the practice squads of the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars.

He will always be near-and-dear to the hearts of many Bulldogs fans. Bumphis ranks second on Mississippi State’s all-time receiving yards list with 2,270, placing him behind only Fred Ross (2,528 yards) among former Bulldogs receivers.

The Tupelo, Miss. native led the Bulldogs with 922 yards receiving in 2012.

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