who served at the same position at Oklahoma and Utah State. Note that Heupel was fired from OU after the 2014 season and the following year, the Sooners boasted one of the best offenses in the country
though the upgrade from quarterback Travis Knight to Baker Mayfield was a big factor. Last season under Heupel, Utah State ranked 93rd nationally in total offense. He gets a fresh start in Columbia and has a lot of work to do after the Tigers ranked dead last in the SEC at 280.9 ypg of total offense.
“I knew Josh (Heupel) pretty well when I covered Oklahoma,” Haney said. “It just hadn’t gone well for him, whether it was at OU or the injury issues at Utah State. I just don’t know if he’s the guy you want trying to re-imagine that offense. If it does work out, it’s going to take quite a bit of time.”