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How many games does Missouri’s Barry Odom need to win to generate strong approval ratings?

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Barry Odom Derrick Forsythe / Rock M Nation

This is pure, raw, uncut #SummerContent, but the folks at SEC Country have created an approval rating poll of sorts. Here’s how it works:

The SEC Country approval rating poll is designed to give an indication of fan happiness over a period of time.

Our formula is based on the percentage of respondents who select each answer. We multiply that percentage by the following factors: 1 (strongly approve), 0.67 (approve), 0.33 (disapprove) and 0.0 (strongly disapprove). In other words, if 50 percent of respondents select “strongly approve” and 50 percent select “approve,” the formula would be (50 x 1) + (50 x 0.67) = 83.5% approval rating.

Here’s where Barry Odom stands:

11. Barry Odom, Missouri: 72

February approval rating: 71.9
March approval rating: 67.7
April approval rating: 70.9

No idea what caused the March dip, but Odom appears to be holding steady in the 71-72 range, about where Tennessee fans hold Butch Jones and Arkansas fans hold Bret Bielema. That sounds about right, I guess. He hasn’t failed enough to generate any serious heat (A&M’s Kevin Sumlin is at 52.5), but he hasn’t really succeeded either.

The top 4 on the current approval rating list:

  1. Nick Saban (97.4)
  2. Ed Orgeron (91.5)
  3. Dan Mullen (90.4)
  4. Mark Stoops (89.1)

The first two make sense, but those are higher scores than I would have guessed for either Mullen (who appears to try to leave Starkville every offseason to no avail) and Stoops (who has had one good year in four seasons, and it was a 7-6 campaign in a weak East).

Regardless, what record do you figure it would take in 2017 for Odom to hit the 89 mark or higher when this poll is taken in December? What would it take for him to get mostly “strongly approve”?


What 2017 record does Barry Odom need to bump his approval rating into the 90s (or thereabouts)?

This poll is closed

  • 10%
    10-2 or better
    (113 votes)
  • 34%
    (370 votes)
  • 43%
    (461 votes)
  • 9%
    (106 votes)
  • 0%
    (10 votes)
  • 0%
    (1 vote)
1061 votes total Vote Now

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