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Report: ex-Mizzou coordinator gets Oklahoma State offer

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Nine days after stepping down as Missouri’s offensive coordinator for “personal reasons,” David Yost could find himself lifted from the ranks of the unemployed in very short order.

Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune is reporting that Yost has been offered the offensive coordinator position at Oklahoma State.  Matter reports that Yost and OSU head coach Mike Gundy have forged a relationship over the past year or so, with the Cowboys’ coaching staff spending time in Columbia last winter sharing spread offense ideas.

While the opportunity is apparently there, the report states “it’s unclear if Yost is strongly considering Gundy’s offer.”

Yost had been on Pinkel’s staff at Mizzou since the coach came to Columbia in 2001, serving first as quarterbacks coach before being promoted to coordinator in 2009.  The bloom, though, fell off that particular offensive rose in 2012.

Following Mizzou’s move from the Big 12 to the SEC, the Tigers saw a precipitous drop in production on the offensive side of the ball.  After finishing 30th in the country at 32.8 points per game, the Tigers somehow lost a touchdown and an extra point on their way to a new conference, dipping to 81st nationally at 25.7 ppg.  They lost nearly a quarter of their total offense, going from 12th nationally (475.5 yards per game) to an alarming 96th.

If Yost, or anyone else for that matter, were to accept the job, he would be replacing Todd Monken.  Earlier this week, Monken was announced as Southern Miss’ new head coach.

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10 Responses to “Report: ex-Mizzou coordinator gets Oklahoma State offer”
  1. woebegong says: Dec 12, 2012 1:18 PM

    Just curious here. Would it mean a pay increase, and did he step down gracefully, or was it actually a move designed to keep him from getting fired, and make it more difficult to get another coaches job? I would think, if it were for personal reasons, he wouldn’t want to take another similar job with another team.

  2. ronin262 says: Dec 12, 2012 1:40 PM

    That “precipitous drop in production” is called playing against SEC defenses instead of BIG 12 defenses.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Dec 12, 2012 1:49 PM

    Personal reasons was that he wanted to go to Okie State and couldn’t until their OC got the SoMiss job.

  4. chocolateandconfection says: Dec 12, 2012 2:39 PM

    I totally respect SEC defenses, they probably are the best in College Football; however, it’s funny how people throw out stats about Mizzou to make the Big 12 look so bad at defense.

    Mizzou has had a precipitous drop when facing SEC defenses. Well duh, anyone from the Big 12 knows that besides 2007 and 2008, Mizzou hasn’t been that great.

    But you know who had a precipitous increase in scoring when it moved to the SEC, you guessed it: TAMU.

    Why don’t we ever hear about that? TAMU has scored more points per game in the SEC than they did in the Big 12.

    2011 (Big 12): 39.1 ppg (11th of 120)
    2012 (SEC): 44.8 ppg (3rd of 120)

    And remember, TAMU played Bama, LSU, and Florida: the defensive juggernauts of the SEC.

    Again, SEC probably is the best when it comes to defense, but it’s funny how you always hear about how Mizzou dropped so drastically.

    You’ll never hear how Texas A&M increased so drastically.

    This is what all of us outside the SEC call Media Bias.

  5. ronin262 says: Dec 12, 2012 3:33 PM

    That 44.8 ppg is nice but please mention that they scored 70 points against South Carolina State, 48 against SMU, 59 against Louisiana Tech, 47 against Sam Houston State, 59 against Missouri, and and 63 against a terrible Auburn team. Against Florida they managed a whole 17 points, against LSU a whole 19, and against Alabama a whopping 29. So throwing out the PPG stat is weak sauce. Let’s see how many points Texas A&M scores against the vaunted Oklahoma defense, I guess.

  6. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Dec 12, 2012 4:08 PM

    Couldn’t have say it better myself

  7. afsgtret says: Dec 12, 2012 4:22 PM

    go to walmart and you can pick up your sweatshirts with we are the greatest. cant believe its almost a month to go and walmart in alabama is already selling th “nc: sweatsirts. what will they dfo if they lose? still claim it like the 1941 nc. this is nota joke, they ARE selling theseas of last sat.

  8. chocolateandconfection says: Dec 12, 2012 5:28 PM


    So then you are proving my point? In 2011 TAMU scored a whopping 25 against Texas, 25 against OU, and 29 at OSU (the same they scored on Bama).

    I totally agree that throwing out the PPG is weak sauce, in case you can’t read. My point is, if you’re gonna throw out the big PPG drop that Mizzou had, you might as well throw out the big PPG increase that TAMU had.

    But your point is weak — TAMU scored less on OU and UT than they did on Bama. They still had their cupcakes and high scores: 46 on SMU, 55 on Baylor, 50 on K-state, and 61 on KU.

    I call a spade a spade. SEC = best defense in FBS. I also call Media Bias on the SEC.

    I heard time and again how TAMU (which finished 7th last year in the Big 12) wouldn’t score many points in the SEC. Well, the truth is they’ve scored more than they did in the Big 12 — and you’re never gonna hear about it.

  9. ronin262 says: Dec 12, 2012 5:55 PM

    Johnny Manziel and Kevin Sumlin were not part of last year’s Texas A&M team. I dare say the would have scored significantly more points against Oklahoma and Texas. Look at what West Virginia managed. Anyway, enjoy the so called SEC bias. If anything, I felt the media were all over Oregon this year. Six National Championships will bring attention to a conference.

  10. vols84 says: Dec 12, 2012 5:58 PM

    Really thought he would end up in Colorado where “the sticky icky” is now legal. Is that hair for real?

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