Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel’s national search for a new offensive coordinator has ended where it started: in Columbia, Mo.
A source close to the program said Sunday night that MU is promoting co-offensive line coach Josh Henson to take over the job that opened when David Yost’s resignation was announced nine days after the end of Mizzou’s first losing season (5-7) since 2004.
Receivers coach Andy Hill will step into another role previously held by Yost, quarterbacks coach, leaving an apparent vacancy in Hill’s former job.
A Mizzou spokesman declined to clarify or confirm the moves Sunday, but it’s believed that the changes will be made official today.
Henson, who played at Oklahoma State, came to Mizzou in 2009 from LSU as the first outside hire to join Pinkel’s MU staff. His ascent is likely to mean a certain continuity to Mizzou’s offensive scheme, surely with some tweaks but not likely an overhaul.
Hill, a former MU receiver, has enjoyed the longest tenure of any current MU football coach. He joined former coach Larry Smith’s staff in 1996, was elevated from receivers coach to co-offensive coordinator for the 2000 season and was retained when Pinkel took over thereafter.