Mizzou hiring Appalachian State's Eli Drinkwitz

09 Décembre, 2019, 15:26 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Appalachian State head coach Eliah Drinkwitz makes his way back to the sidelines during the second half of a game on Dec. 7

The University of Missouri is finalizing a deal to hire Eli Drinkwitz as its new head football coach.

Missouri has reached an agreement with Eliah Drinkwitz to take over the Tigers' once-proud football program, a person familiar with the hiring tells The Associated Press.

The new head coach has only year experience, so Mizzou chose to stick with a young coach with little-to-none head-coaching experience to take over the program.

He has only one season of head coaching experience, this past season at Appalachian State. Odom compiled a 25-25 record in four seasons. Early reports were that Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk and Co. He also led the Mountaineers to the Sun Belt Conference Championship. App State, with Drinkwitz calling the plays, ranked ninth in the FBS in points per game.

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Drinkwitz, 36, is a native of Norman, Oklahoma, and coached at two Arkansas high schools, including Springdale High, where current Auburn coach Gus Malzahn once coached.

Prior to Appalachian State, Drinkwitz was an offensive coordinator for North Carolina State and Boise State.

The Mountaineers play UAB in the R+L Carriers Bowl on December 21 (9 p.m. ET, ESPN).



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