SEC INSIDER

Missouri giving Barry Odom 2-year extension

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December 09, 2017 at 1:35 pm.

Nov 18, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Barry Odom during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 18, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Barry Odom during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium. Photo Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri extended the contract of head football coach Barry Odom for two years, the school announced Saturday. The new agreement runs through the 2022-2023 season.

The contract extension has not yet been formally approved by the university board and president, but that is not expected to be an issue.

Odom is in his second season as Missouri’s head coach. The Tigers went 4-8, including 2-6 in the Southeastern Conference, last year, but won six straight games to improve to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the SEC this season.

Odom’s salary will not change with the extension, but he will receive a percentage of ticket sales if Missouri makes a certain amount of money.

“According to the (memorandum of understanding), in any season during the agreement that ticket revenue from Mizzou home football games exceeds $11.7M, Odom will receive an amount equal to 20 percent of that amount,” the school said in a statement.

Odom is losing offensive coordinator Josh Heupel, who left to become the head coach at Central Florida.

“I am excited for the future of this program, as we have made positive steps over the course of the last two years,” Odom said. “I am so appreciative of my team and staff; they continually work together to make Mizzou Football a great representative of our University.”

The Tigers will face the Texas Longhorns in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl on Dec. 27.

 

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