After a six-game winning streak to close out the regular season and gain bowl eligibility, Missouri Tigers head coach Barry Odom looks poised to be rewarded.
According to Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a university source has confirmed that the school and Odom have begun talks on a contract extension.
Contract extension negotiations are a far cry from the narrative surrounding Odom from the first-half of Missouri’s season, when the Tigers got out to a 1-5 start. But they rebounded behind their SEC record-setting quarterback Drew Lock to win six games straight and finish 7-5 as well as 4-4 in the SEC.
Matter reports that Odom has three years remaining on his original five-year contract, which pays a guaranteed salary of $2.35 million each year plus incentives.
Odom is 11-13 in his two seasons in charge in Columbia. Those 11 wins are the most through two seasons for a Mizzou head coach since Warren Powers went 15-9 in 1978-79.
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