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Update: Missouri’s Luper would join Virginia staff as an offensive coordinator

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Missouri running backs coach Curtis Luper (Photo:

A new report out of Columbia, Mo., said that Missouri running backs coach Curtis Luper is considering a move to new Virginia coach Tony Elliott’s staff. It was learned Tuesday that Elliott was interested in Luper, who is also regarded as one of the top recruiters in the nation.

On Wednesday, a report from 247Sports national writer Chris Hummer said that Luper could be brought on Virginia’s staff as either a sole offensive coordinator or a co-offensive coordinator.

Hummer wrote, “no decision has been made yet.”

Luper has been on the Missouri staff for two seasons and last year coached Tigers’ running back Tyler Badie as the SEC’s leading rusher with 1,612 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns, which tied for first in the conference.

Luper has coached at TCU, Oklahoma State and New Mexico. He has been credited with helping land several top-10 national recruiting classes, the type of recruiter that Virginia desperately needs.


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