Things were crazy for a few days, but in the end, Mizzou got their guy.
After a short executive session of the University Board of Curators, Eliah Drinkwitz was unanimously approved and announced as the new head coach of Missouri football.
“I can’t wait for every Tiger to meet Eli, he’s a special guy who has a magnetic personality that people will appreciate and enjoy,” said Athletic Director Jim Sterk in a statement. “I’m thrilled to have him here at Mizzou leading our program, he’s got passion, a plan and a vision that will take this program to great heights.”
The details of Drinkwitz’s salary have yet to be formally announced, but Dave Matter at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported his annual salary will equal $4 million over the length of a six-year contract. That’s big money compared to what we’re used to — but it’s good to see the university investing big in a new coach.
Drinkwitz has been prudent in updating his image as well.
“This is a special place with special people,” Drinkwitz said in a statement. “I know this is the Show-Me State, and I’m fired up to show this state what our football program is going to be all about.”
A press conference will be held later this morning to formally welcome Drinkwitz and his family before the head coach gets to work. We will have more coverage afterward, so stay tuned.
Welcome, Coach Drink! We’re excited to see what the future holds. M-I-Z!