COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Dave Yost, a longtime offensive assistant at Missouri, will be the Tigers' offensive coordinator next season.
Yost will replace Dave Christensen, named head coach at Wyoming earlier this month. Christensen will stay with the school until after the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29 against Northwestern.
Yost has been quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator the last 12 seasons under head coach Gary Pinkel, the last eight at Missouri.
"I'm excited about having David take over the offense," Pinkel said in a statement. "He's already had a huge role these past few years, much larger than people probably realize, in terms of game planning and calling plays."
Yost joined Pinkel at Toledo in 1996 as a graduate assistant coach and was named quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator the following season.
"I'm very grateful for this opportunity and for the confidence that Coach Pinkel has shown me," Yost said in a statement. "It's been fun to be a part of all we've achieved the past few years, and I look forward to continuing to improve our system."
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