Barry Odom has been around the block a few times. So you’d think it would take quite a bit to scare Missouri’s coach. Apparently, wrestler J’den Cox places at least a little fright into Odom.
As relayed by Columbia, Mo., TV station ABC 17 News’ Andrew Kauffman on Wednesday, Odom offered some humor — we think — when speaking about Cox possibly joining the Tigers’ football program. Cox, who won a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, announced he wanted to play for Missouri’s football team last September.
Odom told reporters:
“If he can get through all the things you have to work through, I would like to see what he can do. Yeah, no doubt. And I’m also scared of him.”
Odom was grinning a bit when sliding in that last line, so this was a cool bit of humor to share with the reporters present.
Odom wouldn’t be the only one fascinated to see if Cox could become a decent presence on the football field. It’s fair to guess many Tigers fans would be curious to watch Cox strap on pads, if Cox is given that chance.
It sounds like Odom is open to the idea, which is good news for all of us.
I asked #Mizzou football coach Barry Odom about the possibility of J'den Cox playing football for the Tigers.
"I'm also scared of him." pic.twitter.com/PzaQ2zaa6h
— Andrew Kauffman (@A_Kauff) April 5, 2017