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David Yost — who was reportedly offered the Oklahoma State OC job — joins Mike Leach’s staff at Washington State

by Gina Mizell Published: January 21, 2013

Remember the name David Yost, Oklahoma State fans?

The former Missouri offensive coordinator who was reportedly offered the same position at OSU last month has found a new school.

Washington State.

Yost has joined Mike Leach’s staff as the inside receivers coach, allowing him to still coach in college football but with fewer responsibilities.

“David is a tremendous offensive mind and will be a great addition to Cougar football,” Leach said in a statement. “His offenses have always been well prepared, explosive, and he has a great ability to develop players.

Yost, who spent 12 seasons on the Mizzou staff, resigned after a 5-7 season in 2012 and said in a statement at the time that it was “just the right time to turn it over to someone else.”

Yost was an understandable candidate for OSU’s OC job because of his relationship with Cowboy coach Mike Gundy. The OSU and Mizzou staffs were among those that gathered at Northwestern last winter to exchange ideas on the spread offense, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported in December. Additionally, the two staffs also previously met in Columbia to discuss the system.

That familiarity with the spread is, obviously, why Yost is also a natural fit for Leach’s staff.

Meanwhile, news on the Cowboys’ search to replace Todd Monken has been very, very quiet in recent weeks.

Gundy said he would probably be slow in this process, likely waiting until the NFL coaching carousel slowed down. And he has been.

Keep in mind, though, that Monken wasn’t hired until early February two years ago. And with only two NFL teams still playing, and all head coaching vacancies filled, we could see movement on Gundy filling this job soon.

OSU also still needs to hire an inside receivers coach to replace Doug Meacham, who left Stillwater to become the offensive coordinator at Houston.

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by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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