The Mizzou football team has a new head coach.
He will replace Barry Odom, whom Missouri fired after the Tigers lost five of their final six games to finish the season 6-6.
He has only one season of head coaching experience, this past season at Appalachian State.
Perhaps even more convincing of his coaching talent is NC State's offensive drop off this season: the Wolfpack averaged 33.8 points per game, 6.1 yards per play and went 9-4.More news: MLB The Show seems set for release on Switch in 2021
But the Tigers wanted somebody new to bring energy to a program that fell into a slump during the last half of the season.
"Appalachian State wishes coach Drinkwitz all the best", ASU Chancellor Sheri Everts said Monday.
The thought is that if Drinkwitz can spike the Mountaineers program just as he did in 2019, he can do so in Columbia next season.
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.More news: Ericsson hit with over $1 billion in fines for bribing government officials
Sunday, the two sides agreed on terms, though the details of the agreement have not yet been made public. Sources have indicated the flight took Director of Athletics Jim Sterk, and possibly other Mizzou officials, to meet with Drinkwitz following the Mountaineers' 45-38 win over Louisiana in the Sun Belt Conference championship game. The Mountaineers will play UAB in the New Orleans Bowl on December 21.
Drinkwitz also coached at Arkansas State from 2012-13, Boise State from 2014-15, and was N.C. State's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2016-18.More news: Liverpool matches moved, Khalifa Stadium to host FIFA Club World Cup final