I had high hopes for Barry Odom. Deep down, I think we all did.
He wasn’t the sexiest choice to replace his legendary predecessor, but that was OK. He was a Mizzou guy, and we took comfort in that.
He wanted to win so badly. That passion was evident, and because of it, he seemed like one of us.
I think Odom’s a fine coach, and I have no doubt he’ll succeed at wherever he lands from here.
That place just won’t be Missouri. And that’s a shame.
Odom didn’t exactly fail here. Let’s face it, the standards here are not — and perhaps shouldn’t be — as high as they are at other places.