We knew former Mizzou OC Dave Yost was offered a job at Washington State, but we've been waiting to hear if he would accept it. Yost had a bit of a decision on his hands after a trying year that ended with him leaving Mizzou, citing personal reasons. Leach reportedly gave him the opportunity to join the Washington State staff and, perhaps, lend some input into the offense -- a pretty great opportunity at that.
And now we have an answer.
Sources tell us Dave Yost has accepted the WRs job at Washington State w Mike Leach. Should be fun to watch.— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) January 12, 2013
As I mentioned before, this is a big deal for Leach and Washington State. Yost knows his stuff and brings a different voice to the staff. It sounds as though he'll be Leach's man in the booth, meaning he'll have a direct line to the head coach throughout the game.
We may see Leach evolve a bit, which is good. Maybe not much, but Yost does have a chance to influence the offense while on staff. And it gives Yost the fresh start he needed after a tough year that, frankly, probably burnt him out.