Missouri coach Barry Odom gets contract extension

It looks Barry Odom’s 2017 turnaround has netted him some more job security at Missouri.

Odom has received a two-year extension after his team went 7-5 this season and ended the season on a 6-game winning streak. The Tigers will take on Texas in the Texas Bowl in Dallas. Odom did not receive a raise however.

Added in the contract is that if ticket revenue from Missouri home games exceeds $11.7 million, Odom will receive roughly 20 percent of the final amount.

After a disastrous 4-8 first season, Odom and the Tigers looked like the worst team in the SEC as they got off to a 1-5 start. But the Tigers fortunes began to change when he made a passionate speech to the media following the Auburn game. After a road loss to Georgia, who won the SEC, Missouri ran the table and blew out both Florida and Tennessee.

Quarterback Drew Lock set a new SEC record for most touchdown passes in a season with 43. If Lock returns to Missouri next year, Odom and company could play a huge role in deciding who wins the SEC East. Odom will have to find a new offensive coordinator after Josh Heupel left to take the Central Florida job.

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