Missouri to lose offensive assistant to Big Ten program, per report
Missouri is in search of a new offensive line coach, according to a report from 247Sports, as Marcus Johnson is headed to Purdue.
Johnson also has a title of run game coordinator and assistant head coach at Missouri. Johnson previously coached at Mississippi State (2018-19) and Duke (2016-17). Johnson joined Mizzou’s staff in January, 2020 as offensive line coach, and he received those promotions in May, 2021.
FootballScoop reported that Johnson will take over for Matt Mattox, who joined the program in January after 3 seasons at UTSA. Expect Purdue to address Mattox’s status with the program in the days to come.
Johnson’s first season at MSU saw the offense rank second in the SEC in both rushing yards per game (223.6) and yards per rush (5.7). Anchored by center Elgton Jenkins, the 44th overall pick by Green Bay in the 2019 NFL Draft, the offensive line helped State rush for 300 or more yards in an SEC-best 4 games, according to his Mizzou bio.
Johnson as a player was an offensive lineman at Ole Miss (2001-04). He earned second-team All-SEC honors as a senior co-captain under David Cutcliffe. He helped the Rebels to 28 wins over 4 years and a pair of bowl game appearances. After he earned second-team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press as a senior, and represented Ole Miss at the 2004 Senior Bowl.
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Best of luck to him
But how is changing Missouri’s offense going to make it score fewer points
One comparison could be the Truman State transfer. Did he have a better Oline (yards per carry) when he got to Missouri? And did sacks and quarterback hurries go down at Missouri? finally did the number and ratings rank of OL recruits at Missouri get better during his tenure?
Missouri to Purdue? That’s not an upgrade. Must be about the money.
We can say for sure that Missouri had an offense in 2022 that was inadequate by SEC standards. What part of their offense was an exception to this? Maybe Brady Cooks feet? Nothing else can even be discussed. Who is responsible for Missouri not being able to block open holes last year???