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Missouri Fires Football Coach Barry Odom, Buyout Is Less Than $3 Million

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Missouri fired football coach Barry Odom on Saturday.

Odom got canned after his fourth season with the Tigers and a 24-25 career record, according to multiple reports. His buyout is reportedly just under $3 million, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

This is tough for Odom. He didn’t exactly inherit a great situation when he took over at Missouri. The team got hit with sanctions this season, and there just wasn’t a ton of talent.

Did he perform at a high level? No, he didn’t. Being sub-.500 after four years isn’t going to be accepted in the SEC. It’s just not.

 

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The good news for Odom is that he’ll get another shot somewhere. He’s a solid coach, and there’ll be plenty of opportunities out there.

Where does Missouri go from here? Well, you’d have to think they’re going to take a hard look at Mike Leach, and there’s also plenty of young guys out there.

Hell, pick up the phone and see what Lane Kiffin is up to.

 

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We’ll see what happens, but it’s clear Missouri intends to take things up a notch.