COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Former Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel says he is being treated for cancer again.
Pinkel told ABC17 TV in Columbia Saturday that he had treatment last month after...
Lock leads Missouri in rout of Arkansas
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Three years ago, Drew Lock's freshman season ended with a dismal performance in a blowout loss to Arkansas in a chilly downpour. A losing season coupled with the retirement of longtime coach Gary Pinkel had the quarterback questioning whether Missouri was the right school for him.
Missouri safety Perkins inspires his highly-recruited brother
When Missouri safety Ronnell Perkins went through the college recruiting process, his younger brother Ronnie paid close attention. Coach Gary Pinkel visited the Perkins' house in University City, and so did assistant coach Cornell Ford.
"(Ronnie) had more questions for the coaches than Ronnell did at the time," said Ronald Perkins, the boys' father. "He was just so excited, like they was coming to see him and not Ronnell."
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Odom prepared to tackle second season at Mizzou
COLUMBIA, MO. • Before he became head coach at his alma mater, Missouri’s Barry Odom had held just about every position within the Missouri football program.
Administrative assistant. Director of recruiting. Director of operations. Safeties coach. Linebackers coach. Defensive coordinator.
Short of dressing up as Truman the Tiger, Odom had performed essentially every role in 10 seasons under former coach Gary Pinkel. And that explains Odom’s undoing as a rookie head coach last fall.
Mizzou secondary mixes veteran safeties, untested corners
COLUMBIA, MO. • Missouri coach Barry Odom doesn’t hide his affection for secondary coach Ryan Walters, whose assortment of responsibilities grows by the year at Mizzou.
Missouri’s Odom hires brother to coach linebackers
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Barry Odom hired his younger brother as outside linebackers coach on Friday in a move the school says doesn't violate state law against nepotism.
The Missouri Constitution bans public employees from hiring family members.
Missouri, South Carolina heading in opposite directions
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Missouri and South Carolina were in similar situations when the season began. Right now, they're moving in opposite directions.
Both the Tigers (2-6, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) and Gamecocks (4-4, 2-4), who meet Saturday, started this season with new coaches, young players and programs looking to move on from highly successful leaders in Missouri's Gary Pinkel and South Carolina's Steve Spurrier.
On the Beat: Gamecocks reviewing older video to prepare for revamped Missouri defense
COLUMBIA — South Carolina is reviewing older video of Missouri’s defense to get an idea of how the Tigers might attack USC with head coach Barry Odom now taking over defensive play-calling duties.
Odom was defensive coordinator under Gary Pinkel before taking the head coaching job this season. He took the reins of the Tigers defense last weekend against Kentucky, part of a four-game losing streak in which Mizzou has allowed an average of 348 rushing yards per game.
Howard, Shell banged up, West Virginia beats Missouri 26-11
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Skyler Howard played through a rib injury and Rushel Shell missed most of the second half with leg cramps, yet West Virginia overcame setbacks to their top two offensive threats to break a five-game losing streak to Southeastern Conference teams.
Backup running back Justin Crawford rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown filling in for Shell, and Howard stayed in the game to lead the Mountaineers to a 26-11 win over Missouri on Saturday.
Barry Odom makes Missouri coaching debut at West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Barry Odom didn't want to abandon the system that Gary Pinkel used at Missouri to produce two Southeastern Conference East Division titles in the past three seasons.
So when Odom takes the field for the first time Saturday as the Tigers' head coach at West Virginia, Pinkel's influence will still be felt.
Missouri QB Drew Lock eager to show he has improved
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri quarterback Drew Lock is a different player than he was a year ago, and he's eager for the opportunity to prove it.
The season opener at West Virginia on Saturday will be his first chance to show his improvement.
New coach Barry Odom tries for turnaround at Missouri
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — It's up to Barry Odom to put a halt to the negativity surrounding Missouri. The new coach certainly seems confident he can get the program back on its feet.
"Well, it's going to be really hard to get me down," Odom said after the first day of fall workouts. "I think we've got a chance to win championships here."
The news has been all dismal, on and off the field, the last several months.
The Tigers slid to 5-7 last year, including 1-7...
New AD Sterk looks to help Missouri ‘heal and move forward’
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — New athletic director Jim Sterk did not shy away from addressing the social issues that have beset the Missouri campus the last 12 months, saying Thursday that he wants to foster an "inclusive, diverse and successful" environment.
"I have a fresh start," Sterk said. "We're not a campus of turmoil. Obviously in every place, there's issues, but I feel very good about this as a place that I can be a part of. I can help, and we can help grow and heal and...
SEC media day topic for Missouri: AD’s surprising departure
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — First-year coach Barry Odom's goal of creating more stability at Missouri became more challenging Wednesday with the departure of athletic director Mack Rhoades.
The unexpected news made for an interesting SEC media day for the Tigers, who faced more questions about off-the-field issues than the on-the-field progress they're trying to make following a 5-7 season.
The 39-year-old Odom came to Hoover less than 24 hours after finding out Rhoades...