Mizzou to introduce Eli Drinkwitz as new football coach

Nov 9, 2019; Columbia, SC, USA; Appalachian State Mountaineers head coach Eliah Drinkwitz argues an intentional grounding call during the first quarter against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's athletic department plans to introduce its new football coach, Eliah Drinkwitz, at a news conference Tuesday.

Drinkwitz, who led Appalachian State to a 12-1 record this season, was also being pursued by Arkansas, an SEC rival of Missouri. He has one year of head coaching experience. 

Drinkwitz, at 36, will be the second-youngest head football coach in a Power Five conference. 

Appalachian State is scheduled to play UAB in the New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 21.