Barry Odom has reportedly interviewed to replace Gary Pinkel as head coach for Missouri, but that might not be the only option for a promotion.
Odom, Missouri’s defensive coordinator in 2015, is expected to meet with Memphis about its coaching vacancy, Dan Wolken of USA Today reports.
While Odom played at Missouri and was on Pinkel’s staff from 2003-11 and this year, he spent three seasons as the Memphis defensive coordinator with coach Justin Fuente, who is going to replace Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech.
There have been several names reported to be in the mix to replace Pinkel. Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades reportedly was expected to interview Utah State coach Matt Wells, and Wolken named him and Odom, along with Temple’s Matt Rhule, Bowling Green’s Dino Babers and California’s Sonny Dykes as possibilities.
Missouri was also reported to have interest in Fuente, Matt Campbell and Tom Herman. Campbell moved from Toledo to Iowa State, while Herman is expected to stay at Houston with a new contract. Missouri was reportedly also one of the schools that reached out to Mark Richt on Monday, a day after he was let go at UGA.
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- Conflicting reports about Missouri DC Barry Odom and another job
- Missouri players want Odom to replace Pinkel