It hasn’t been an easy start to the 2017 season for coach Barry Odom and the Missouri Tigers.
After fighting to defeat FCS Missouri State in Week 1, the Tigers have now lost three straight games at home to South Carolina, Purdue and Auburn.
Saturday night’s most-recent loss was a 51-14 beatdown at the hands of Auburn, a game that was played in front of a sparse Faurot Field crowd.
Though times are tough for the Tigers and Odom is now on the hot seat, he took the podium after the game and went on a fiery rant, the beginning of which can be seen below:
Here’s the first portion of Barry Odom’s “state of the program” address. pic.twitter.com/cXyBzDT5f3
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“I want to get one thing real straight — I’m gonna win here. That’s gonna happen,” he begins. “We will win, and this is a turnaround.”
Fair or not, the fact of the matter is that Odom will be judged by wins and losses, even if the program is going in the right direction behind the scenes.
Getting blown out in front of lackluster crowds doesn’t generate as much revenue as the athletic department needs, so if the Tigers don’t start putting together some better on-field efforts in the coming weeks, Odom will only continue to feel more heat both from outside and inside the program.