Dec. 28, 2010; Tempe, AZ, USA; Missouri Tigers offensive coordinator David Yost looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at the 2010 Insight Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium: - Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Former Mizzou offensive coordinator David Yost could be turning up in Pullman, according to a report. This would be an amazing development.
Mike Leach is looking for a new offensive coach, and former Missouri offensive coordinator David Yost could be the guy. Leach lost his man in the booth and inside receivers coach, Eric Morris, when Kliff Kingsbury took the Texas Tech job. And though all has been relatively quite since, there are some indications that something could be happening soon.
According to Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune, Yost may be on his way to Pullman.
Leach serves as his own coordinator and quarterbacks coach, but the source said Yost would "have some say in the offense" and would likely be Leach's top assistant in the coaching booth.
"David is really excited to learn from one of the originators of the spread offense," the source said.
Yost left Missouri citing personal reasons at the end of the season. The move was a bit of a surprise, despite the Tigers' struggles this year. He was basically attached at the hip to Gary Pinkel, making the move all the more surprising. Combine that with the recruiting coup -- in a way -- he pulled last signing day, and it was simply odd. It was Yost that essentially became part of Dorial Green-Beckham's family, luring the top wide receiver to Missouri last year.
If it does happen -- and Bill Moos hinted at an exciting name joining the coaching staff earlier this week -- I would be beyond thrilled. Yost is a hell of a coach and recruiter, just the thing Leach could use right about now. Not to mention that hair. That wonderful hair.