Conflicting reports about Missouri DC Barry Odom, Memphis job
Barry Odom might have to decide which former boss he wants to replace.
Odom, the Missouri defensive coordinator who reportedly has interviewed with athletic director Mack Rhoades to replace head coach Gary Pinkel, has been offered the Memphis head coaching job, per FootballScoop.com.
Source: Barry Odom has been offered the head job at Memphis https://t.co/H2uO9fr5b7
— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) November 29, 2015
Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com refuted the report.
Memphis source: No job offer made to any candidate (including Barry Odom). List is being put together for review. Will be an actual search
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) November 29, 2015
Odom was the defensive coordinator at Memphis from 2012-14 for Justin Fuente, who was officially announced Sunday as the new coach at Virginia Tech. He had been an assistant for Pinkel prior to that, and returned in 2015 as defensive coordinator.
The Tigers finished the season 5-7, but Odom’s defense is ranked seventh in the country in scoring defense and ninth in total defense.