Perhaps Missouri should check to see if Barry Odom has any hidden eligibility left.
On Thursday, the Tigers’ Twitter account released an impressive video of Odom, Missouri’s first-year coach, dominating on the field during his playing days. Odom was a four-year letterman at linebacker for Missouri from 1996 to 1999, and from the clip below, it’s easy to see why he enjoyed success as a player.
— Mizzou Football (@MizzouFootball) August 25, 2016
Odom’s hire is intriguing for many reasons, but his connection to Missouri as someone who lived the program as a player is one of his biggest draws. It will be fascinating to see if the same passion he displayed in his younger years will be transferred to players under him.
Still, watching the clip should make Tigers fans long for someone like that this fall.