If Missouri quarterback Drew Lock decides leave Missouri, it won’t be because his offensive coordinator departed first.
Lock, who could forego his senior season to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, told the St. Louis Post Dispatch Sunday that former Mizzou offensive coordinator Josh Heupel’s choice to leave Columbia won’t impact his NFL decision.
“At the beginning,” Lock told Dave Matter, “it was all coming out, ‘Heupel left, so Drew’s leaving now.’ But really I’m on the same course as to making a decision. (Heupel leaving) won’t be a huge factor in my decision.”
Heupel left Mizzou to take the Central Florida job earlier this month.
Lock had a standout junior season for the Tigers, throwing for 3,695 yards and 43 touchdowns. Along with Heupel’s brilliance, Lock led the Tigers to a six-game winning streak to close out the year.
Missouri is gearing up to play Texas in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27.
“When it happens, it happens,” Lock said. “That’s my mindset on it right now. We’ve got a game to go play and win.”