Report: Toledo coach considered a “strong candidate” for Missouri job
Friday marks the final game of Missouri’s regular season and, potentially, the last time coach Gary Pinkel patrols the sidelines for the Tigers.
As far as who’s next in line to replace the winningest coach in Missouri history, the name for Tigers fans to start watching seems to be Toledo’s Matt Campbell.
Campbell is expected to interview for Missouri’s impending coaching vacancy and is considered a strong candidate to land the job, according to FootballScoop.com’s Scott Roussel.
If offered the position, Campbell would accept the job and “he’d be the exact leader that place needs,” a source told Roussel.
The report also names Missouri defensive coordinator Barry Odom as a candidate, and also mentions rumors of the school’s interest in Bowling Green coach Dino Babers.
Toledo entered the day 9-1 under Campbell, who’s in his fourth season with the team. Campbell, 35, is the third-youngest coach in the FBS and has compiled a 35-14 record with the Rockets.
Earlier this month, Pinkel announced he was resigning from his position as he receives treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Missouri is 5-6 entering its SEC finale against Arkansas.