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kilo
Missouri Fan
Trying to find Killz in the beyond
Member since Oct 2011
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Barry Odom has won me over completely.
We are all Mizzou fans so we are pessimists by nature...however...

I'm here to eat some crow. I was not a fan of his hire at the time. I have had some vocal criticisms of him at times. He is doing the right things for the program, recruiting and structurally, that brings some "hope" for the future.

I felt like he was a legacy hire akin to Kim Anderson. I was wrong. Barry Odom is the real deal.

Think we are in for a fun year and furure.
This post was edited on 7/17 at 11:53 am


Wtodd
Missouri Fan
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
45395 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
OK who's holding you hostage?


kilo
Missouri Fan
Trying to find Killz in the beyond
Member since Oct 2011
25603 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
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who's holding you hostage


Your mother. I cant lift 300lbs solo. Need a battle buddy
This post was edited on 7/17 at 1:25 pm


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mizslu314
Missouri Fan
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Member since Sep 2013
8577 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
the best part is even if he becomes hugely successful as a HC, we most likely wouldn't lose him.


Drydock
Missouri Fan
Osage County
Member since Oct 2013
1155 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
Premature adulation. Really.


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wubilli
Missouri Fan
Columbia
Member since Apr 2014
4998 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
Don’t underestimate the allure of playing or coaching at a blue blood. I would be happy If BO is successful enough to land a job at one of those schools.


mizslu314
Missouri Fan
Dirty STL
Member since Sep 2013
8577 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
When I say most likely this is what I meant. I don’t see anything close to a Lateral move or even a school with a slightly better program, it would take maybe all but 10-15 schools in which I would say “unlikely”. He wants to be here, this isn’t a stop.


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reedus23
St. Louis
Member since Sep 2011
24682 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
He's slowly but surely winning me over. I give him credit for what he's done so far. Each season has gotten a bit better. Win something of significance and I'll be won over. Starts with winning the East. I don't think winning a bowl game against some middling Big 10 or Big 12 school will win me over but winning the East sure as shite would.


the808bass
Louisville Fan
The Lou
Member since Oct 2012
61794 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
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Starts with winning the East. I don't think winning a bowl game against some middling Big 10 or Big 12 school will win me over


It would be a start. We’ve looked abysmal in bowl games under him. But we have been to two.

I’ve been impressed with his recruiting inroads he’s made. He’s definitely improving in multiple areas.


kevind1965
Missouri Fan
Davenport, Florida
Member since Oct 2013
405 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
I liked the hire, although I thought it was a bit early in his career. He probably could have used a HC position for 3 or 4 years in a bit lesser conference first to iron out some of the wrinkles. I'm thinking MU got the guy they wanted and were willing to get in on him ahead of schedule to secure him. I'm liking his development so far. I will give him a B up to this point. Solid work with room for improvement.


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ZOUtiger
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Member since Aug 2016
956 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
Barry certainly had a learning curve becoming a head coach for the first time in the SEC. For the mistakes he has made, I'm not sure the on field results would have been much better in his first two years if a seasoned head coach had been hired.

His decision making is getting better, the locker room is getting better, and the on field results have gotten better every year.

On top of that, the recruiting inroads in Missouri, St. Louis especially, are very good for the program in the long run. If home state talent can stay in state at Mizzou, that should bring more sustainable success.

I haven't always been happy with what Barry Odom has done, but I've always wanted him to succeed here. And, I think he is doing a good job.


JesusQuintana
Missouri Fan
St Louis
Member since Oct 2013
23506 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
Most impressive thing that he has done was hold the entire team together after the sanctions were announced.

Speaks volumes about the culture.

I’ve always been a BO honk as you all know. He has the qualities required to be successful at a school like Mizzou


MIZ_COU
Missouri Fan
I'm right here
Member since Oct 2013
12119 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
Barry had you at hello


blueprint_one
Missouri Fan
Columbia, MO
Member since Oct 2015
220 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
Off the field he's done great. On the field, he's done average for the caliber of players he has at his disposal.


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Mad Dawg 2020
Georgia Fan
KC
Member since Jun 2017
283 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
This will be a huge year for him imo. If the postseason ban is held up (I sincerely hope it isn't) and he is able to keep the team motivated and successful, then he could prove even his strongest doubters wrong.


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TrueLefty
Missouri Fan
St. Louis County
Member since Oct 2017
1597 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
Missouri was in a bad situation with Gary Pinkel and the bad exposure at that time when he was hired. I have said it he will need time to change all that. It is now looking great and this year should be his best and Missouri best chance to be competitive for the East division. Also he is a MIZZOU guy. hiring the right coaches is the key so far.


blueprint_one
Missouri Fan
Columbia, MO
Member since Oct 2015
220 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
I hate hiring Mizzou guys, just get the best coach available. It makes it easier to fire them if they don't live up to expectations.


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TigerCruise
Missouri Fan
Virginia Beach, VA
Member since Oct 2013
8794 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
I need to see decent special teams and in game coaching from Odom before I can make a rational decision.

He's had a good offseason.
This post was edited on 7/28 at 9:33 pm


Wtodd
Missouri Fan
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
45395 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
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I need to see decent special teams and in game coaching from Odom

Exactly; so far Odom is 0 for forever on plays after timeouts


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kevind1965
Missouri Fan
Davenport, Florida
Member since Oct 2013
405 posts

re: Barry Odom has won me over completely.
This is the main reason for the B grade: special teams and in game coaching have to improve to make the next jump up.


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