Missouri football hires Corey Batoon as Tigers’ new defensive coordinator

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Missouri football has a new defensive coordinator.

Tigers head coach Eliah Drinkwitz announced on Saturday that Missouri has hired Corey Batoon for the job.

Batoon replaces Blake Baker, who took the same job at LSU after Missouri finished the season 11-2, which included a victory in the Cotton Bowl.

Batoon, 32, spent the last three seasons at South Alabama as the Jaguars defensive coordinator.

In 2023, Batoon’s defense at South Alabama was No. 15 in the nation for yards yielded per game (313.2). The Jaguars surrendered 10 or fewer points in five of those games. Included among them was a 33-7 victory at Oklahoma State.

“Corey has been a part of championship-level teams at every stop along his path. He’s a veteran coach who’s battle tested, and has an ability to break things down and teach the game at a high level,” Drinkwitz told mutigers.com.

Before he started coaching, Batoon played football for two seasons at Long Beach State, where he earned a degree in political science in 1991.