Missouri reportedly is considering SMU interim coach Jeff Traylor for its open offensive coordinator job.
On Monday, USA Today’s Dan Wolken used Twitter to report that Traylor is gaining “significant traction” as a possibility to become the Tigers’ new offensive coordinator. Missouri is looking for an offensive coordinator after Josh Heupel was named UCF’s coach last Tuesday.
Traylor, who served as SMU’s running backs coach this past season, was named the Mustangs’ interim coach after Arkansas hired Chad Morris to replace Bret Bielema.
SMU interim Jeff Traylor could end up back with Chad Morris at Arkansas, but I’m told he also has significant traction with Missouri as OC. https://t.co/8p4tvvZkfN
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) December 11, 2017
Traylor arrived at SMU in early 2017, after serving as Texas’ tight ends, wide receivers and special teams coach for two seasons.
Missouri’s next offensive coordinator will have a chance to build on ample momentum on that side of the ball within the program. The Tigers led the SEC in scoring this season with 39.3 points per game.
The Tigers will play Texas in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 27 in Houston.