When David Yost joined the Oregon Ducks earlier in the offseason, he brought more than just expertise with quarterbacks.
The Ducks' new QB coach/passing game coordinator also brought his trademark hair.
Per @BruceFeldmanCFB, #GoDucks are hiring David Yost away from WSU. Voted Most Likely to Catch a Wave After Practice pic.twitter.com/UfWwKE40rC— Dusty Harrah (@Dusty_Harrah) January 11, 2016
David Yost's hair is real and it's spectacular pic.twitter.com/qZLc21xRC2— Nick Krupke (@NickKrupke) March 10, 2016
Still best hair in the biz. MT @McMurphyESPN WSU WR coach & former #Mizzou OC David Yost is Oregon’s new QB coach pic.twitter.com/ojoXT5hH3w— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) January 14, 2016
Who's got the best hair? QB coach David Yost or Fotu Leiato pic.twitter.com/juFRSPkn2w— Matt Prehm (@Prehmmr247) March 29, 2016
So what's up with the hair? In the clip up top, the Eugene Register-Guard asks Yost just that.
The answer: Recruiting.
"I always liked long hair when I was younger, and decided to let it grow out," he says. "It kind of became a calling card. People notice it. I've kept it more for the recruiting side of it. Recruits remember it, it kind of stands out and separates me from the other coaches. In recruiting, that's what you're always trying to do, separate yourself in some way."
Makes sense. Yost definitely stands out from his coaching peers, making him easy to remember for future ducks.