It’s been a rough year for Barry Odom in his first season as Missouri head coach. The coach lost 7 of his first 9 games, including his first 5 SEC games.
But on Saturday, he led Missouri (3-7) to its first SEC win in more than a year with a 26-17 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores. Afterward, he delivered an emotional speech to his team.
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“You’ve worked your tails off to get to that point, and I appreciate it. I love it and I respect it,” Odom said. “Do me a favor, let’s build on this one. Build on what you’ve done. There’s a lot of doubters, a lot of questioning, all that stuff. Life is hard. Take football away for a moment. The game of life is difficult.
“Stay the course, fight together for a cause that’s bigger than yourself and you’ll always get the outcome that you want. There will always be setbacks, but at the end of the day, if you know you’ve poured everything into it, you’ll get a reward. Tomorrow’s a new day, let’s go get it.”