“Tomorrow” being today’s annual SEC coaches’ meeting at the league headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama. “Fun” being Missouri’s Barry Odom showing up to feed some of his peers shit sandwiches, evidently.
Barry Odom will have some choice words for his fellow SEC coaches on Wednesday. Missouri’s head football coach is just now realizing the full impact of probation recently handed down by the NCAA that included a bowl ban in 2019.
Odom said Tuesday that his 19 seniors are being “contacted and bombarded non-stop” by teams taking advantage of NCAA bylaws that allow rising seniors from programs hit with postseason bans to transfer without penalty…
No Missouri players have transferred due to the ruling, but Odom and Missouri remain frustrated.
“I’m also now recruiting our senior class again,” Odom said.
The coach said that he has “made a number of calls” to conference peers pursuing his players. This comes in advance of Wednesday’s annual SEC coaches’ meeting at the league headquarters in Birmingham, Alabama.
“I haven’t gotten return phone calls,” Odom said.
“I know there is a handful of guys who are talking daily to my players,” he added.
And the number one offender?
Odom singled out Tennessee as the most frequent caller for his players among SEC programs during a booster event on Tuesday.
“Everybody is going to have a bad day,” Odom said, expressing his frustration with keeping his players from transferring. “You combine that with somebody that — who’d we beat 51-17 this year? Tennessee? Yeah, those guys. They are non-stop reaching out daily [saying], ‘Hey, come here.’ The grass is not always greener somewhere else.”
Sounds like something straight out of the Phil Fulmer playbook, don’t it? Man, you gotta love “it just means more”.