Barry Odom will be a fine head coach someday. Unfortunately, he will not get the chance to show that at the University of Missouri. We’ll collectively look back someday and mutter, “damn, why couldn’t he do that here?”. And we’ll remember the constant churning of the assistant pool, the lack of preparedness week to week, and the awful on-field discipline issues that plagues his tenure and realize that learning on the job is hard, learning on the job in the SEC is damn near impossible.
So where do we go from here?
We all want to live in a world where coaching candidates see Missouri as a sleeping giant, a program with a world of potential that they would kill for a chance to take over and bring to the higher level.