Ranking the Texas Tech football offensive coordinators for the past 15 years

Today, let's rank the Texas Tech football offensive coordinators from the post-Mike Leach era, which spans the past 15 years.
Kansas State v Texas Tech
Kansas State v Texas Tech / John E. Moore III/GettyImages
2 of 6

No. 5: David Yost (2019-20)

If you like swing passes to wide receivers that pick up about three yards, then the David Yost era of Texas Tech football was your jam. Of course, the rest of us think back on those two years the way we think of the entire Matt Wells era, and we thank God they are over.

The Red Raiders weren't totally inept on offense under Yost. In fact, in his first season (2019), he led the nation's No. 11 offense, one that put up 474.3 yards per game. The next year, the offense ranked 38th by averaging 429.5 yards per game.

However, Yost found his second stint in the Big 12 (he had previously been O.C. at Missouri) to be less successful than his run prior to coming to Texas Tech when he was O.C. at Utah State under Wells. Of course, at Utah State, he also had future 1st-round NFL Draft pick, Jordan Love playing QB for him making his life far easier in the Mountain West.

At Tech, Yost had to deal with QB health issues in 2019 when starter Alan Bowman was lost for the season after the third game due to a broken collarbone. However, in 2020, Yost couldn't coax the best out of Bowman who was benched for a stretch of games in the middle of the season in favor of Henry Colombi.

Ultimately, Yost would leave the program after the 2020 season and that was likely not his decision as Wells made a change knowing he was on the hot seat. Thus, Yost's time in Lubbock will be remembered mostly as a disappointment and a collection of unimaginative game plans that featured repeated swing passes to the wideouts. It was an unusual way to pick up three yards and one that never really sat well with the Red Raider faithful.