Missouri St. University is expected to have a new football coach today and, according to the Springfield News-Leader, that coach will probably be Terry Allen. The paper reported that the MSU Board of Governors will meet at 11 AM to likely approve a new coach. Allen is one of three candidates up for the job. He is a former Northern Iowa and Kansas University head coach and currently serves as an assistant at Iowa St.
If Allen is indeed hired, it would be a return to the Gateway Conference for him. He spent 22 years at Northern Iowa as a player, assistant coach and head coach. From 1989 to 1996, he led the Panthers to a 75-26 record, winning seven Gateway Conference titles. In December of 1996 he was hired at KU to replace Glen Mason. After five straight losing seasons, Allen was fired by Kansas in 2001. His record at KU was 20-33. Allen has been at Iowa St. since 2002.
The two other candidates for the job are former MSU quarterback DeAndre Smith and MU assistant Andy Hill. Mitch Ware, who played quarterback at MSU, pulled his name for consideration last week.