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Mizzou’s Odom has ‘zero interest’ in Louisville job

November 27, 2018 GMT

In the wake of Sunday’s report of mutual interest between Missouri’s Barry Odom and Louisville about the head-coaching position at the ACC school, Odom has “zero interest in Louisville” he told the Post-Dispatch in a text message Monday.

Odom is under contract at Mizzou through the 2022 season and is currently the lowest paid coach in the SEC at $2.35 million per year. Like last year, Missouri could look to extend Odom’s contract this offseason, though last year the school didn’t change the financial terms of his deal. When the 2018 season began only seven Power 5 schools were paying their head coaches less than Odom’s salary. The Tigers are 19-18 in three seasons under Odom and headed to a second straight bowl game after an 8-4 regular-season finish.


The Louisville affiliate Cardinal Authority reported Sunday that there’s mutual interest between Odom and Louisville, citing three anonymous sources. The ACC program is looking to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired earlier this month. The school has focused its search on Purdue’s Jeff Brohm, a former UL quarterback and assistant coach, but Sunday’s report said Odom had surfaced as another target in the search.