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Barry Odom is going to make a man out of you

Here are today's Mizzou links.

Mizzou Tigers pennant Built tough

You must be swift as a coursing river. With all the force of a great typhoon. With all the strength of a raging fire. Mysterious as the dark side of the moon.

Mizzou kicking off spring drills under Odom - Dave Matter

This won’t be Odom’s first spring at Mizzou — he was on Pinkel’s staff 10 of the last 15 years, including last season as defensive coordinator — but there’s clearly a new boss calling the shots. With six new assistant coaches, including new offensive and defensive coordinators, Odom has brought more change than some might have expected when he replaced Pinkel. He jettisoned longtime staffers, switched assignments among some holdovers and even changed up some of Pinkel’s long-held media policies. Mizzou’s most intriguing spring in years will be under wraps more than ever: Seven of MU’s 14 practices will be closed to reporters, including all spring scrimmages. The spring culminates with the April 15 Black and Gold Game.

By then, some answers about the 2016 Tigers will start to materialize. For now, there are only questions. Here are five to ponder as spring gets started.

Mizzou Tigers pennant What's On... Soon

A Spike Lee joint, that's what will be one eventually. The famous filmmaker has been in Columbia for a few days now filming the various protests occurring on campus.

BenFred: A Spike Lee join on Mizzou boycott? Buckle up. -

Following along via twitter, it seemed as though the director was doing more directing than observing. Strange, I know. Regardless, "2 Fists Up" should be an interesting watch. Especially for Mizzou fans.

Mizzou Tigers pennantBaseball accolades

SEC Freshman of the Week: Brian Sharp, Missouri

• Brian Sharp earned a win and save on the mound as Mizzou's closer while hitting .333 with three runs and two RBI in the Mizzou lineup last week.
• He earned the save Tuesday against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, helping preserve Mizzou's third shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory, then he earned the win on Friday night after pitching the ninth inning before Ryan Howard's homer lifted Mizzou to the 7-4 win.
• Sharp had a pair of multi-hit games on the week, driving in runs in two games, including a big, two-out, RBI single over UAPB to give Mizzou a 2-0 lead. It is the second consecutive week that Sharp has tallied a win and a save as Mizzou's closer.

Mizzou Baseball's Houck Selected to USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team -

Mizzou Baseball RHP Tanner Houck (Collinsville, Ill.) has accepted an invitational to play with USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team for the second consecutive summer, as announced Monday by Mizzou head coach Tim Jamieson and USA Baseball. Houck, a Preseason All-American and Preseason All-SEC pick, spent last summer with the Collegiate National Team and he is the first Mizzou player to earn a spot on the team twice.

Mizzou Tigers pennantShould he stay, or should he go?

[guitar riff]

Jokes aside, Mack Rhoades has yet to give a concrete answer about Kim Anderson's future. Our very own Sam Snelling weighed in on the situation yesterday.

As did Gabe DeArmond over at PowerMizzou.

The consensus: maybe!