Missouri coach Barry Odom wants students to be more involved with his program.
The first-year head coach reached out to the student body with a letter on Tuesday to announce an exclusive spring practice for students, according to The Columbia Daily Tribune’s David Morrison. The practice will serve as an opportunity for students to meet the new coaching staff and the team.
“Later this semester you will receive an invitation from me to attend a spring football practice held exclusively for Mizzou students,” Odom wrote in his letter. “I hope you will take the opportunity to come out and meet our players and coaches. This will be the first of what I hope will be many events to bring our team and our students together.”
Attendance was not a problem for Missouri despite a 5-7 campaign last season. According to a report from CBS Sports’ Jon Solomon, Missouri ranked 22nd in attendance through the first five weeks of the season among Power 5 schools. Missouri drew an average of 65,285 fans to Faurot Field in 2014, which was the 24th highest average attendance among all FBS teams.