ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — When Southeastern Conference coaches gather and Georgia's Kirby Smart wants to talk defense, he looks for Missouri's Barry Odom.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri coach Barry Odom knows only too well the dangers of going on the road and how a few mistakes can prove very costly.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Last week, when he heard a pop in his left knee after being hit low, Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant briefly saw his college football career pass before his eyes. The injury...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The only drama in the second half of Missouri's 42-10 victory over Troy on Saturday revolved around a player who was in the locker room.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's defense scored the easy way and the hard way as the Tigers beat South Carolina 34-14 on Saturday.
Linebacker Cale Garrett recovered a fumble in the end zone...
The only player on the Missouri roster who knows what it's like to beat South Carolina is Kelly Bryant, and the quarterback transfer didn't even accomplish the feat with the Tigers.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After a humbling performance in the season opener, Missouri's defense has taken out its frustration on two straight opponents, including a 50-0 shutout of Southeast Missouri...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri State coach Tom Matukewicz probably cringed just a little bit when he watched film of Missouri's first-half destruction of rebuilding West Virginia last...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Barry Odom showed up this week displaying little black-and-yellow cards that he handed out to his team that read quite simply: "Takeaways = Victory."
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Barry Odom insisted all fall his team is good enough to play with just about anybody into the fourth quarter.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Barry Odom never seems stressed about the future, whether the Missouri coach is pondering tough sanctions handed down by the NCAA over a recruiting scandal or the fact that...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Tre Williams pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to two years of unsupervised probation after prosecutors dropped a felony domestic...
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference media days begins at the event's longtime home.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey kicks the four-day event off Monday with his annual media address...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barry Odom had every reason to believe Missouri's football program was finally on the right track.
The Tigers were coming off their second consecutive bowl appearance. He had just signed a contract extension to remain coach through 2024. Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant announced he would finish his career with the Tigers, joining arguably their best recruiting class in years.
Then came Thursday's report from the NCAA's infractions committee.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired former Texas Tech defensive coordinator David Gibbs as an assistant coach.
Gibbs spent the last four seasons in Lubbock and the Red Raiders in 2017 led the Big 12 and ranked sixth nationally with 29 forced turnovers. From 2013-17, Gibbs' defenses at Tech and Houston forced a combined 140 turnovers, which was tied for most in the nation during the span.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri quarterback Drew Lock wants to make sure he ends his college career with a positive memory.
As a growing number of NFL draft prospects opt against playing in bowl games to avoid the risk of getting injured, Lock savors the opportunity to join his teammates one more time when the 24th-ranked Tigers (8-4, No. 23 CFP) meet Oklahoma State (6-6) on Monday in the Liberty Bowl.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri defensive end Tre Williams has been arrested on suspicion of felony second-degree domestic assault and suspended by the team.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 21-year-old redshirt sophomore was arrested around 6 a.m. Sunday at his off-campus home. He was released on $4,500 bond a short time later. The Boone County prosecutor's office said Monday that no charges have been filed.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri football coach Barry Odom's contract has been extended and he's getting a $600,000 raise.
Members of the University of Missouri Board of Curators voted unanimously in favor of extending Odom's contract another two years Wednesday.
The raise will bring his salary up to more than $3 million a year. He'll also get an enhanced incentive package of more than $1.8 million for players' academic and athletic performance.
No. 24 Missouri (8-4, Southeastern Conference, No. 23 College Football Playoff) vs. Oklahoma State (6-6, Big 12), Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m. ET.
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Missouri: QB Drew Lock, 252 of 399 for 3,125 yards with 25 touchdown passes and eight interceptions.
Oklahoma State: WR Tylan Wallace, 79 catches for 1,408 yards and 11 touchdowns
The senior class that arrived at Missouri four seasons ago was joining a program that had reached back-to-back SEC title games, one that had surpassed just about every expectation after it bolted from the Big 12 for the powerhouse conference.
They've experienced the collapse of the program, the hiring of a new coach in Barry Odom, and now the return of the Tigers to prominence heading into their regular-season finale on Friday.
What better way to go out than with a win over rival Arkansas?
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Missouri kicker Tucker McCann missed a 31-yard field goal to the left with 1:48 remaining in the game, the possibility opened up that Missouri could lose its third last-second contest of the season.
The Tigers were up 33-28. Quarterback Kyle Shurmur led Vanderbilt 55 yards down the field, setting up for a play on Missouri's 25-yard line with five seconds remaining.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri had been lacking a signature win in quarterback Drew Lock's final season, losing late on the road against South Carolina and two weeks ago to Kentucky.
The moment finally came last week on the road against No. 11 Florida, when the Tigers seemed to put everything together for the first time in a 38-17 rout — coach Barry Odom's first win over a ranked team.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's lone bright spot after another lopsided loss to Missouri: It won't have to face Drew Lock again.
Lock picked apart Florida's defense for the second straight year, throwing three touchdown passes to lead the Tigers to a 38-17 victory against the 13th-ranked Gators on Saturday
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — No. 12 Kentucky made its offensive identity crystal clear last week in a 14-7 victory over Vanderbilt.
Quarterback Terry Wilson threw for 18 yards on just 3-for-9 passing. Runningback Benny Snell Jr. dashed for 169 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries.
Running the ball is what Kentucky does. The Wildcats (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) will bring of the nation's strongest rushing attacks to Missouri (4-3, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Defense came at a premium in Missouri's homecoming game against Memphis. The teams combined for 68 points in the first half, and continued to keep the scoreboard operator busy in the second.
When it was all said and done, Missouri rolled over Memphis. Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-29 passing, and Missouri defeated Memphis 65-33 in its homecoming game on Saturday.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-29 passing, and Missouri defeated Memphis 65-33 in its homecoming game on Saturday.
After losing three straight Southeastern Conference contests, Missouri (4-3) responded with a much-needed victory. It jumped out to a 21-0 lead less than six minutes into the game, and never relinquished it.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri spent last week hanging around in the first half with top-ranked Alabama, helped by injuries to the Crimson Tide's star quarterback and two of their best wide receivers.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri led South Carolina by two possessions heading into halftime and the Tigers were about to get the ball back to start the second half on the road.
Nothing went according to plan the rest of the way.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As Missouri coach Barry Odom stepped to the podium following his team's last matchup, a 43-29 loss to No. 2 Georgia, he looked hurt and tired.
The Tigers stumbled and clawed back into the game a handful of times. So was Odom frustrated or encouraged by the team's performance?
"Yes and yes," Odom said. "You're that close. Turn of events on not playing a clean football game and maybe would have had a chance there late in the fourth to win it."
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Georgia's defense has been so good this season it has some opposing quarterbacks in awe.
"It's almost fun to watch when you're watching tape," Missouri quarterback Drew Lock said this week. "They're extremely athletic in the secondary. They're not going to let you chuck it deep on them. They fly around, man."
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For Drew Lock, it's no more Mr. Nice Guy.
With Missouri's offense struggling to get going in a 40-13 victory over Wyoming, Lock imposed his will on the Cowboys. Wyoming's defensive line was drawing near on a third-down play in the second quarter when the Missouri quarterback scrambled to his left, lowered his shoulder and bowled over cornerback Antonio Hull to pick up a first down. Then he let Hull know about it.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on SEC Media Days (all times local):
As one of the lesser-known coaches in the league, Missouri's Barry Odom was hoping to make a splash at Southeastern Conference Media Days.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Dallas Cowboys wide receivers coach Derek Dooley joined Missouri coach Barry Odom's staff Friday as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Dooley replaces Josh Heupel, who left last month to become Central Florida's head coach.
Dooley, the 49-year-old son of former Georgia coaching great Vince Dooley, spent the past five seasons with the Cowboys after going 15-21 in three seasons as Tennessee's head coach. He was 17-20 as head coach at Louisiana Tech from 2007-09.