A disappointing 2012 would be the final year for David Yost as Missouri’s offensive coordinator. In early December, following a 5-7 season that saw a drop in roughly seven points per game for the Tigers on offense, Yost announced his resignation.
But it appears he won’t be unemployed for long. Footballscoop.com reported Saturday morning that Yost is joining Mike Leach’s staff at Washington State as the team’s wide receivers coach. Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune later confirmed the report, although Wazzu has not yet done the same.
If/when the reports come to fruition, Yost would officially be replacing Eric Morris, who left to return to Texas Tech under new coach Kliff Kingsbury.
Here’s more from Matter’s original story connecting Yost to Wazzu.
Leach serves as his own coordinator and quarterbacks coach, but the source said Yost would “have some say in the offense” and would likely be Leach’s top assistant in the coaching booth.
“David is really excited to learn from one of the originators of the spread offense,” the source said.
Yost had been with Gary Pinkel for 17 years at Toledo and Missouri. At the time of his resignation, Yost said “There are a lot of factors that played into the process of coming to my decision. I feel like I’ve had a great run here and that it’s just the right time to turn it over to someone else.”
The reported hire would be a good move for Leach. Yost brings a wealth of experience to the Cougars offensively, and perhaps the demands of the job would be better suited for what Yost is seeking.
Yost also reportedly interviewed with Oklahoma State for the offensive coordinator spot.