Barry Odom and Missouri got off to a rough 1-5 start to the 2017 season. Their first game of the year was a 72-43 win over FCS Missouri State before four straight losses to South Carolina (31-13), Purdue (35-3), Auburn (51-14), Kentucky (40-34), and Georgia (53-28) had lots of folks talking about the future of the program.
However, in the six games that followed, Missouri had their offense firing on all cylinders, averaging 52 points per game in wins over Idaho, UConn, Vanderbilt, Florida, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
That win streak has flipped the perception of the future of Missouri football, so much so in fact that Missouri announced that they decided to extend Barry Odom's contract two years, taking him through the 2022 season.
So what's the secret to their mid-season turnaround? Odom joked today that he's decided to make it available, for a price...
...if only it were that easy, right?
While Missouri won't have offensive coordinator Josh Heupel (who left to become the head coach at UCF), Odom and his team will have an opportunity to continue their win streak against Texas in the Texas Bowl, which kicks off tomorrow at 9pm EST.