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OC Yost Steps Down At Mizzou, Could UT’s Chaney Be In Play?

After Missouri’s mizz-erable 2012 campaign ended, head coach Gary Pinkel said there would be no changes to his coaching staff.  Fast forward a few days and that’s now changing.

Embattled offensive coordinator David Yost announced today that he’ll be stepping down after nearly two decades of coaching with Pinkel (the last 12 years in Columbia):

 

“There are a lot of factors that played into the process of coming to my decision.  I feel like I’ve had a great run here and that it’s just the right time to turn it over to someone else.  On one hand, it’s a really hard decision to make, but on the other hand, I feel good that it’s the right decision at the right time for me.”

 

With injuries to quarterback James Franklin and just about every offensive lineman on the Tiger team, Mizzou finished the SEC 11th in total offense and scoring offense.

So who might replace Yost?  A look higher up the SEC stats chart will show that Tennessee finished 2nd in the league in total offense and fourth in scoring.  With Derek Dooley out in Knoxville, offensive coordinator Jim Chaney — a Missouri native who joined Tennessee’s staff from the St. Louis Rams in 2009 — is available.

Chaney had great success as Purdue’s offensive coordinator and helped turn Drew Brees and Kyle Orton into household names before heading to the NFL and then back to the college ranks.  For Missouri, a Chaney hire would also bring someone into the fold who’s had success in the East Division and who has already established some recruiting ties in the areas the Tigers hope to target.

In the end, two plus two might equal five, but the math on a Chaney/Mizzou marriage seems to add up.

 


9 comments
XEN610
XEN610

Living in KC, this has not even been discussed on any of the talk radio stations.  One thing about being in the SEC now is that the position is more attractive.  We will be able to attract better coordinators.  I am happy with Steckel-other than two games the defense was pretty reasonable.

buddha22
buddha22

Sorry to see Chaney's name so quickly thrown out there...not that it isn't a good one, but rarely does that obvious quick pick end up coming to fruition. At least you didn't say Bobby Petrino, he'd be the one that would work out and that would be oil and water with HCGP.

brylaw4
brylaw4

This post leaves the impression that Yost was forced out.  ("Embattled offensive coordinator . . .")  Getting ripped on message boards does not make a coach "embattled."  The post neglects the fact that Pinkel said he wouldn't accept the resignation for a week and said in his statement that he tried to get Yost to reconsider.  Yost wasn't "embattled" and he's not responsible for the injuries to the offense or the poor play of the secondary.    

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

 @brylaw4 

 

I don't think it leaves the impression he was forced out.  It say he resigned.  And getting ripped by fans and having people call for your head is the very definition of embattled.

 

And I mentioned the injuries that he had to deal with which, obviously, weren't his fault.

 

Thanks for reading the site,

John

Mizzoumatt85
Mizzoumatt85

If we can get Chaney, bring him on board!

bpa_kc
bpa_kc

With our terrible first season in the SEC.... some of our top fb recruits de-committing... and Dixon leaving the basketball team... it feels good to FINALLY get some good news. 

SpencerMoore
SpencerMoore

Wow. Wish he could have just been demoted back to his old role (allowing him to concentrate on QBs and his...um...surfing, dude). Now, Steckel needs to answer to why our secondary gets torched so much....for 12 yrs. running, especially in the 4th quarter this year vs. Ga. (win that became loss in 4th qrtr), ASU (win...barely...that WAS a blowout), Syracuse (comfy win that turned into a debacle loss)).

bpa_kc
bpa_kc

 @SpencerMoore

 Yeah, he was a pretty good recruiter and qb coach apparently.  I'm just not sure he was cut out to be the play caller.  It will be really interesting to see which direction the offense goes now.   I assume we will be keeping the spread.  A&M proved that it can work in the SEC... albeit with a solid o-line and great qb play (mizzou had neither this year). 

 

I hope they go outside of the program and get a quality OC, instead of promoting a guy from w/in who may/may not be ready.  I wonder if they could lure Christensen back from Wyoming??  Granted, I might be looking at him through rose colorered glasses due to the success we had in 2007. 



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