Barry Odom is the 40-year-old head coach of the Missouri Tigers football team. He played football there as a linebacker from 1996 to 1999. He returned to his alma mater in 2003 and held several different coaching and administrative positions on campus until 2012. In 2015 he was the Tigers defensive coordinator before he took over as head coach in December 2015 after Gary Pinkel retired. Odom’s first season as head coach wasn’t spectacular (4-8) but things are looking good this season with his star quarterback Drew Lock throwing seven touchdowns against Missouri State last week. Celebrity alumni like Sheryl Crow are noticing and cheering Lock on before Missouri faces South Carolina on Saturday, September 9 (ESPN2, 7pm).
Sheryl Crow graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1984. She was active on campus as a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and as a Summer Welcome orientation leader, among other things. Other famous Missouri alumni include actors Brad Pitt (didn’t graduate) and Jon Hamm, but they’re not tweeting directly to the 6’4″, 220lbs. Tigers quarterback like Crow is! (See below).
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) September 6, 2017
— ShowMe18 (@MizzouShowMe) August 18, 2016