Barry Odom's days numbered? Missouri fans growing increasingly impatient
Missouri’s last-second loss against Kentucky has raised the heat on coach Barry Odom as fans have become increasingly impatient and irritated with the Tigers’ performance.
Odom has not beaten a ranked team, and the Kentucky loss was especially tough to swallow, given the Tigers’ 14-3, and late Kentucky timeout that helped the Wildcats score the game-winning TD. Odom also hasn’t beaten Kentucky, as the Wildcats have a four-game winning streak in the series.
Odom is in his third season at Missouri, and in December agreed to a two-year contract extension through 2022. His contract is set to keep him with the Tigers through the 2022-23 season.
Last season was a series of streaks, from a five-game losing streak, to a six-game winning streak to close the regular season. But this year, the Tigers have dropped four of the last five games, and have another tough game at Florida next week with a 4-4 record.
I do not like being a reactionary but there were so many mistakes that Odom and his staff (which leads back to Odom) made vs #Kentucky. This will be Odom's death knell. #Mizzou will now likely finish 6-6 or 7-5 at best. That will not cut it.
— Greg Henry (@ghank) October 28, 2018
#Mizzou Barry Odom is a horrible Head Coach. He can't recruit, he can't beat teams in SEC with a pulse. Fire his ass ASAP. Dooley can finish the season out and you begin making contact to agents.
— Chris in STL (@seeeek) October 28, 2018
I’ve said it since the Purdue game last year. Fire Odom. He is not the answer. Idc who you get. I’m sure my fiancé could do a better job.
— Trey Nelson (@treynelson101) October 27, 2018
STOP. BLAMING. THE. REFS. Mizzou failed to gain a first down in the second half. They played conservative af. It’s on the coach, not the refs. Fire Odom
— spookbot (@grobot05) October 27, 2018
Mizzou should fire Odom and OC Dooley right now. You don’t make Kentucky use their last time out and it cost you the game. Your offense was an absolute joke the 2nd half.
— Keith Jackson (@act40j) October 27, 2018
— Justin Thompson (@pinch031383) October 27, 2018
Fraud is an appropriate word tho. I’ve never been on the fire Odom bus, (not sure who would be better, and would come here) but fire Odom and we will figure it out.
— Toddmanout (@ToddRoseland) October 28, 2018
Mizzou’s fraud offense is to blame
— Blake Zeloski (@BZeloski) October 27, 2018
4. Odom must prove he can outcoach Stoops. 5. Missouri should never lose in football to Kentucky.
— Stephen C. Fehr (@scfehr1) October 25, 2018
Telling quote from Odom: "There’s losses that I carry with me from years and years ago … This ranks right up there probably as the most difficult." Remember, he was on the field for the Flea Kicker vs Nebraska 21 years ago.
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) October 28, 2018