Nov. 5, 2015
SPRINGFIELD - Missouri State head football coach Dave "Stec" Steckel will miss the Bears' game at Youngstown State this Saturday after undergoing emergency eye surgery on Thursday morning in Springfield.
Stec is expected to recover from the retina procedure in time for MSU's Nov. 14 home finale against Northern Iowa at Robert W. Plaster Stadium.
Offensive coordinator Mario Verduzco and defensive coordinator Marcus Yokeley will assume interim head coaching duties for Saturday's 1 p.m. (Central) game in Youngstown. Verduzco and Yokeley will also handle all scheduled media opportunities until Steckel's return.