Barry Odom admits he misread his team before the Wyoming game
Missouri got off on the wrong foot last week with a 37-31 loss at Wyoming that was punctuated by three turnovers.
Playing on the road at altitude, the Tigers got off to a good a good start with a 14-0 lead, but things quickly crumbled in the second quarter when the Cowboys reeled off 27 points. Coach Barry Odom identified that adversity, and figured his team would respond differently a week ago.
“I thought I had a pretty good feel on how we’d respond in some of those situations,” Odom said. “I was wrong.”
In his debut with the Tigers, high-profile Clemson transfer QB Kelly Bryant was 31-for-48 passing for 423 yards and two touchdowns. But he threw an interception in the end zone, and lost a fumble. The Tigers also had a fumble near the Wyoming goal line that was returned nearly the distance before a Bryant horse collar tackle.
Missouri plays its home opener this week against West Virginia.
Pretty candid comment from Odom. Says a week ago he had a “good feel on how we’d respond” to adversity. Says, “I was wrong.”
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) September 3, 2019
Barry Odom: “I thought I had a pretty good feel on how we’d respond in some of those situations, and I didn’t.”
He said he hates that they lost the game. “It’s awful.” But season will be about how the team responds to adversity.
— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) September 3, 2019