If at first you don’t succeed, try again. That must be the motto of Oklahoma’s new defensive coordinator, Alex Grinch.

How is that? Well, last week it was reported that Missouri outside linebackers coach Brian Odom was a target of Grinch. Brian Odom, the brother of Mizzou head coach Barry Odom, initially rebuffed the interest from the new Sooner defensive coordinator. However, now both SoonerScoop and Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com are both reporting that Brian is expected to leave Missouri’s staff.

Before being hired on at Missouri by his brother, Odom worked at Washington State under Grinch. The two assistants helped quickly turn Washington State from one of the worst defenses in the Pac-12 into one of its best.

Odom is expected to coach linebackers for the Sooners under Grinch. Before his coaching career, Odom was a running back at Oklahoma before finishing his playing career at Southeastern Oklahoma. He is a native of Ada, Okla.