Barry Odom asked about Eli Drinkwitz's comment calling out Arkansas recruiting
New Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz didn’t waste much time stoking the fire of the Missouri-Arkansas rivalry.
During his National Signing Day press conference, Drinkwitz essentially called out Arkansas’ recruiting strategy, saying the Hogs pursued the same players Missouri had already offered.
“A school south of us kept seeming to recruit every player we offered,” Drinkwitz told the media.
Our take on his comment? Welcome to the big leagues, Drinkwitz.
Under Sam Pittman, Arkansas hired former Mizzou head coach Barry Odom as the team’s defensive coordinator, along with former Tigers assistants Brad Davis and Sam Carter. Arkansas finished 30th overall in the 2020 recruiting class, while Missouri finished 50th.
On Thursday, Odom was asked about Drinkwitz’s Signing Day comments.
“I didn’t hear that. I guess I should have paid attention, but I’ve got to worry about Arkansas,” Odom said, via 247Sports’ Trey Biddy. “I’m not worried about what anyone else is doing. I’m excited about where I’m at. I’m excited about what we’re building, and I learned a long time ago that if you worry about what somebody else is doing, then you’re not taking care of your business the way you’re supposed to.
“I’m sure they’ll be okay.”
The Tigers and Razorbacks are set to play on Nov. 28 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.