Missouri coach Gary Pinkel coached his last regular season game Friday for Missouri, and now its time for the Tigers to find their next head coach.
At least three players voiced their opinion on who they would want as Missouri’s next head coach following Friday’s 28-3 loss, according to multiple reports.
Safety Ian Simon, linebacker Michael Scherer and cornerback Aarion Penton all voiced their support for defensive coordinator Barry Odom to be the next man in charge of the Tigers.
Penton, Scherer and Simon all, unsurprisingly, put their weight behind Barry Odom as MU's next head coach.
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) November 27, 2015
Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer makes his case for Barry Odom to be Missouri's next head coach pic.twitter.com/jl7SQyuDGx
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) November 28, 2015
Senior safety Ian Simon stumping for DC Barry Odom to be next Missouri head coach: pic.twitter.com/TkVL8t0EQE
— Tod Palmer (@todpalmer) November 28, 2015
Odom served as the head coach at Rock Bridge High School (Columbia, Mo.) from 2001-02, and served a role with the Missouri football team in some capacity from 2003-11 before taking the defensive coordinator job at Memphis from 2012-14. He returned to the Tigers in 2015, spending this season as Missouri’s defensive coordinator.
The Tigers entered Friday’s game with the No. 10 defense in the nation this season, allowing 301.3 yards per game.