Columbia, MO- The University didn’t take to long announcing there new head coach after Gary Pinkel announced he would be stepping down after this season.  For nearly a month speculation on who would take on the role ended on Dec. 2nd with the announcement that Mizzou’s very own Barry Odom will be its 32nd Head Football Coach.

Barry Odom takes over a program he has been a part of for over 14 years including six years in an administrative capacity (2003-08), four as a coach (2009-11, 2015) and four as a highly-successful student-athlete (1996-99). He has spent the past four seasons as a defensive coordinator, including three at Memphis (2012-14) and one at Missouri, where his units were considered among the best in the nation.