5 days to WVU
The Post-Dispatch gave you some reading material this weekend with its big Mizzou preview. (Unless otherwise noted, the pieces are by Dave Matter.)
Odom has prepared himself for this opportunity for years, guided by a few simple self commandments.
"Control what you can control," said Odom, who will turn 40 on Nov. 26, the day after Missouri’s regular-season finale against Arkansas. "You’ve got a job to do. There are going to be things you really want to fix immediately, but it takes some time to work through it. There’s some patience involved, but you’ve got to make immediate decisions for what you feel is right for your program at that time. ... If you make your decision on what’s best for your team, usually it’s going to be the right thing."
"It wasn’t too long ago that I was a high school coach," he continued. "The field is still the same distance from goal line to goal line. I also realize every day driving into work that I’ve got a tremendous opportunity to lead a bunch of guys, a bunch of student-athletes and change their lives. I embrace that opportunity."
(I really, really like Barry Odom.)
Some more profiles
Love these stories
And we got another one of these stories this weekend.
LONG SNAPPER COMMIT
We'll have more of this soon, but ... WE GOT A FIVE-STAR LONG SNAPPER.
Naturally, it came with an endorsement.
Your daily J'den
Going extra time for the sweep
TWO overtime wins for Mizzou Soccer this weekend.
Slow start, strong finish for Volleyball
A five-setter, then a four-setter, then a sweep.
And in Softball news...