After the 2012 season ended with a disappointing 5-7 record, Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel announced there would be no changes on his staff. Just days later, offensive coordinator David Yost resigned… after 12 years at Missouri and 17 years with Pinkel.
Yost told CBSSports.com that he intended to sit out this season and re-charge his batteries, so to speak, but instead he’ll be coaching receivers — and only receivers — at Washington State under second-year coach Mike Leach. So what happened at Mizzou:
“I’d just gotten tired. I didn’t want to do it anymore…
I always loved my job, looked forward to it. It got to a point where I didn’t love my job…
When I was single, I coached. I was an office rat. I was good. It was great. Over time you get married. You have your first, your second, your third child. When I moved to coordinator I didn’t do a good enough job delegating off things….
I’m working right now to make sure I don’t get in a heavy workload. When my family gets here I want to make sure I have time for them, it gives me a chance to kind of reinvent myself.”
The NCAA’s recent decision to remove contact limitations and dead periods from its recruiting rules might impact Yost’s plan for a less busy lifestyle.
Pinkel replaced Yost by promoting co-offensive line coach Josh Henson to offensive coordinator in December. Receivers coach Andy Hill was moved over to quarterbacks to fill Yost’s other duties.