ORLANDO, Fla. — Danny White has filled his coaching vacancy, naming Missouri’s Former Offensive Coordinator Josh Heupel as the eleventh head coach in program history – who then quickly knighted Randy Shannon as his Defensive Coordinator.

Heupel led the nation’s No. 7 most productive offense this season, averaging 511.5 yards and 39.3 points per game as a member of the SEC East.

He won a National Championship as a quarterback with Oklahoma, finishing second in the 2000 Heisman Award voting and still stands today as one of the top three quarterbacks in program history.

As a quarterbacks coach, Heupel took Tigers’ quarterback Drew Lock to the next level, shattering the SEC record with 43 touchdown passes this season.


Heupel brought in former University of Florida Defensive Coordinator Randy Shannon to lead his defense.

Shannon has won three national titles as a player and a coach, was the Head Coach at Miami from 2007-2010 and Defensive Coordinator for the Hurricanes from 2001-2016. He served most recently as the defensive coordinator and Interim Head Coach while at Florida.