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Utah State football: Offensive coordinator Josh Heupel taking same position with Missouri, per report

Utah State will reportedly soon be in search of a new offensive coordinator.

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For the second straight year, Utah State will be needing a new offensive coordinator as Josh Heupel is reportedly headed to Missouri to take over the same position, according to Heupel was considered a candidate to join Barry Odom's new staff less than a week ago and is now apparently heading east.

There is no clear relationship with Odom and Heupel and interestingly it's not as if the Utah State offense this past year was anything to write home about.

The offense finished fifth in the Mountain West at 29.7 points per game, 10th in rushing offense, fifth in passing offense and ninth in total offense. It'll be interesting to see how that translate to the SEC where there are much tougher defenses than what Heupel was preparing for within the Mountain West.

Prior to Utah State, Heupel was the quarterbacks coach and co-offensive coordinator at Oklahoma from 2011-14. Head coach Bob Stoops cleaned out his staff after a disappointing 2014 year, including the one time Sooner quarterback. The lack of productivity for the Aggies didn't exactly give Heupel much time to rehabilitate his reputation and makes this hire a curious one to say the least.

Per Scout, the Aggies are now going to look at both internal and external candidates to replace Heupel.

UPDATE: 8:21 p.m.  ET: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that a hire has not been made to bring Heupel to Missouri, and the Tigers are still looking at other candidates.