Missouri assistant coach Bruce Walker will retire

Missouri co-offensive line assistant Bruce Walker announced Tuesday that he’s retiring. Walker has been at Mizzou since 2001, and he says it’s time to hang ‘em up.

“In this business everybody has a time when they need to hang it up, and it’s my time. I’m very proud to have been a part of 102 wins here and all that we’ve achieved, and I’m proud of the legacy I leave behind with all the players I’ve touched over a 26-year career,” Walker said in a release. “Mizzou has been a special place for me, I’ve loved my time here, and I’ll always be Tiger. I’ve had a great run and now it’s time to go be with my family and do other things.”

Walker is planning to move back to Washington to spend more time with his family.

“Bruce informed me last night that he feels the time is right for him to step away from coaching,” MU coach Gary Pinkel said in the release. “Bruce has been a very important part of our success here at Mizzou, and I’m very grateful to him and his family for all of the sacrifices they have made to help our program succeed.”

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