In truly shocking news, former Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley has been named the offensive coordinator at Missouri. Dooley had been serving as the Cowboys’ receivers coach since he was fired at Tennessee. He was informed that he would not return to that role last week.
Dooley has never served as an offensive coordinator before. The release also states that Dooley will coach the quarterbacks at Missouri.
Josh Heupel left the Missouri offensive coordinator position for the open UCF head coaching job last month.
Head coach Barry Odom released this statement.
“I’m excited for our football program, Derek brings tremendous energy, knowledge and experience to our staff,” said Odom. “He will do a great job of mentoring our student-athletes in all areas of their lives, and I know he will add great benefit and loyalty to our staff room with his experiences he’s gained over his career. His football knowledge and offensive beliefs are in line with what will make Mizzou very successful. We have a great foundation to build on and along with the rest of the offensive staff we will put our kids in position to be their very best. I’m very happy to welcome the Dooley family to our organization!”
This means that Derek Dooley will make his triumphant return to Neyland Stadium on November 17th.