Sources: Missouri hires former Oklahoma assistant as next offensive coordinator
Josh Heupel has been rumored to be Missouri’s next offensive coordinator for almost two weeks. Now, it looks like it’s safe to say he’s coming to Columbia.
According to reports from FootballScoop.com and PowerMizzou.com, Heupel will replace Josh Henson to lead the Tigers’ offense under new head coach Barry Odom.
Heupel is in his first season serving as the offensive coordinator at Utah State, which finished 6-6 this season and is slated to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl against Akron on Dec. 22.
The Aggies are 5th in the Mountain West Conference this season in scoring offense (29.7 points per game) and 5th in passing offense (202.9 yards per game).
Heupel was the lead play-caller and co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma from 2011-14 before coach Bob Stoops fired him following the 2014 season. Heupel’s replacement, Lincoln Riley, won the Broyles Award this season, which is awarded to the nation’s top assistant coach.