One of Barry Odom’s first hires as the new head coach at Missouri could be an old Big 12 rival.
Josh Heupel, who quarterbacked Oklahoma to a national championship in 2000, is reportedly a candidate to become Odom’s offensive coordinator, according to Football Scoop and later confirmed by the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Heupel, 37, is currently the offensive coordinator at Utah State under Matt Wells, who reportedly was a candidate to replace Gary Pinkel at Missouri before Tigers athletic director selected Odom. Heupel worked on Oklahoma’s staff in 2004 and then from 2006-14.
He was co-offensive coordinator the final four seasons before being let go after last season and replaced by Lincoln Riley, who is reportedly a candidate to be South Carolina’s next head coach.