After the departure of successful Head Coach Sonny Dykes last fall, the Bulldogs have hired Jeff Bryden the former Offensive Coordinator of Division II UT-Chattanooga. Coach Bryden was instrumental in bringing a winning attitude and mental toughness to the Moc's offense in his 3 years with UT Chattanooga. Coach Bryden is known for a balanced offense that utilizes the spread offense with some pro formations mixed in. In an interview with ESPN, Coach Bryden stated that he would have to evaluate his team and would play to their strengths, but eventually would like to run a spread offense. On the defensive side of the ball he will run a 4-3 defense.