Barry Odom has reportedly added a key new member to his staff at Missouri.
Josh Heupel, who won a national championship as Oklahoma’s quarterback in 2000, is leaving Utah State to become Missouri’s offensive coordinator, according to Issac Draxler of ustateaggies.com. The news was confirmed by Steve Luhm of the Salt Lake Tribune.
UPDATE: Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Heupel as Missouri’s offensive coordinator is not a done deal.
Heupel was in his first season as offensive coordinator for Utah State. His boss, Matt Wells, was reportedly a candidate for the head coaching job at Missouri that Odom secured.
Before arriving at Utah State, Heupel had been at his alma mater for nine years, with the last four as offensive coordinator. He was fired after Oklahoma lost to Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl last season. His replacement, Lincoln Riley, has helped the Sooners into the College Football Playoff and won the Frank Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach Tuesday.
While at Oklahoma, Heupel was the quarterbacks coach for Sam Bradford, who the Heisman Trophy in 2008.