Missouri has yet to name a replacement for recently-departed offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, but Barry Odom may well have brought his top candidate to campus on Saturday for a visit.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter, UCLA offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch was in town to take in the Tigers’ bowl practice. Although the team does not plan to announce a hire until after the Tigers’ bowl game on December 27, bringing in Fisch to see the team in-person seems to be a pretty big step. Fisch is currently serving as UCLA’s interim coach following the firing of Jim Mora.
Though UCLA has disappointed over the past few seasons, that has had more to do with the Bruins’ porous defense than Fisch’s offense. Under Fisch, Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen has developed into a potential No. 1 overall NFL draft pick, and the opportunity to work with another highly-talented QB in Drew Lock may look very appealing to him.