One of the major SEC coaching dominoes may soon fall.
Missouri officials are expected to meet Friday in an effort to approve the new football coach, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune’s Joe Walljasper.
UPDATE: The meeting was a previously scheduled one set for Thursday and Friday of next week, according to the curators’ official Twitter account.
Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades has conducted several interviews over the past week. Reported candidates include Colorado State coach and former UGA assistant Mike Bobo, Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, Cal coach Sonny Dykes and Utah State coach Matt Wells.
The Tigers also reportedly had their eyes on Temple coach Matt Rhule, who removed himself from consideration for the position. Missouri also had interest in former UGA coach Mark Richt, who has since been hired to the same position at Miami.
Last month, former Missouri coach Gary Pinkel announced this would be his last season with the team after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He leaves Missouri after 15 years with a 118-73 record and as the winningest coach in school history.