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Oregon Ducks Hire Dave Yost as Next Quarterbacks Coach

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Yost had been inside receivers coach at Washington State.

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Per multiple reports, the Oregon Ducks have hired Dave Yost away from Washington State as quarterbacks coach.

Yost and his awesome hair served as inside receivers coach the last three seasons in Pullman.

Here's a bit more on his background from WSU's athletics site:

In his two seasons coaching inside receivers, the Cougars have caught the most passes in Pac-12 single-season history twice, and in 2014 WSU's offense led the nation in passing at 477.7 yards per game. Inside receivers accounted for 185 receptions last season and 15 touchdowns, with four different receivers grabbing multiple touchdown passes. In 2013, Yost mentored freshman receiver River Cracraft to All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors.

Yost had spent the previous 12 years with Head Coach Gary Pinkel at the University of Missouri. He began in 2001 as the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator, and added the duties of offensive coordinator in 2009. Since 2011 he also held the title of assistant head coach.

While at Missouri Yost coached three of the top quarterbacks in school history, and are currently in the National Football League, in Brad Smith (Philadephia), Chase Daniel (Kansas City) and Blaine Gabbert (San Francisco). The trio earned 12 different all-conference honors between them, and Daniel emerged on the national stage in 2007 when he was a Heisman Trophy finalist, eventually finishing fourth in the voting. Smith became the first quarterback in NCAA FBS history to throw for 8,000 yards and rush for 4,000 yards in a career. Gabbert followed Daniel and became an eventual first-round NFL Draft pick.

Washington State has run a hot offense the last several years, and as you see above Yost had a lot of success while at Missouri.

Yost will work with new offensive coordinator Matt Lubick to develop Oregon's quarterbacks, including highly touted Montana State transfer Dakota Prukop.