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Missouri head coach Barry Odom has his coaching staff

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Barry Odom meets with his staff
Barry Odom meets with his staff

Coaches in, coaches out

Reports: Finley set to become MU tight ends coach - Columbia Daily Tribune

Missouri did not have a full-time tight ends coach last season, but offensive coordinator Josh Henson worked with the group.

Of the six hires Odom made to fill out his staff, half are Oklahoma alums -- Heupel, Finley and defensive line coach Chris Wilson. All but Heupel are either Texas natives or coaches who have played or coached in Texas.

Pitts not returning to football staff at Missouri | News Tribune

Pitts, who served as a defensive analyst for the Tigers, got caught up in the major turnover the Missouri coach staff has undergone in the past couple of months. Head coach Gary Pinkel stepped down after the season due to health issues and defensive coordinator Barry Odom was named as his replacement.

I reached out an found that the former Helias head coach leaving Mizzou had mostly to do with DeMontie Cross wanting to bring some of his guys over from TCU.

So here's Mizzou's complete coaching staff:

PowerMizzou: Five to watch in 2017: Defense Mizzou Football coverage

Huge win for the Mizzou women

No. 24 Missouri women upset No. 7 Mississippi State - Columbia Daily Tribune

It was the Tigers’ first win over a ranked opponent this season. Mississippi State is the highest-ranked opponent Missouri has beaten since it upset then-No. 4 Baylor on Jan. 4, 2006. Missouri’s Sophie Cunningham scored a game-high 22 points, 18 of which came in the game’s final 15 minutes. Jordan Frericks added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

University of Missouri Athletics - #24 @MizzouWBB Takes Down #6 Mississippi State, 66-54

Jordan Frericks

On beating a ranked opponent…

"Whatever game is in front of us is the game we are going to focus on no matter who is ranked and who is not. Our next game is Arkansas and that is our next challenge. No matter what, we want to get that win and we are going to do whatever we can to get it. The other stuff is just a bonus."


Inside Higher Ed: NCAA establishes 'best practices' for mental health of college athletes

National Collegiate Athletic Association releases new guidelines on dealing with the mental health of college athletes, an issue that remains a top concern for the association's chief medical officer. @MizzouBaseball to be Televised Nationally 10 Times Through SEC/ESPN Deal No. 4 @MizzouWrestling to Host Eastern Michigan in MAC Dual Friday No. 14 @MizzouGym Takes on No. 6 Alabama Friday @MIZ_TrackField to Host Missouri Invitational on Friday