Missouri close to making offensive coordinator hire official
The wait to see who Missouri makes its offensive coordinator could soon be over.
Missouri has made the hire, and an announcement could come as early as Thursday, according to PowerMizzou.com.
For some time, the name mentioned over and over again has been Josh Heupel, which sources confirmed to PowerMizzou.com is the choice for first-year coach Barry Odom.
Heuepel spent the 2015 season as Utah State’s offensive coordinator, assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. He also was the co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma from 2011-14 and, before that, the Sooners’ quarterbacks coach from 2006-10.
Under Heupel, Utah State ranked 60th in scoring offense and No. 92 in total offense nationally.
In four seasons at Oklahoma, Heupel’s offense ranked 10th, 15th, 40th and 21st nationally in scoring, respectively. Jay Norvell, who is now the wide receivers coach at Texas, was Heupel’s co-offensive coordinator at the time.
In addition to Heupel, Odom has named Andy Hill, Cornell Ford and Ray Walters as assistant coaches.