University of Missouri
Two seasons into retirement, Gary Pinkel has no interest in coming back to coach the Missouri Tigers football team. But given his intimacy with the program, Pinkel is “concerned,” his wife said. He cares about his former recruits and Barry Odom, whom he recommended for the job. Pinkel still lives in Columbia but plans to spend time later in Florida. Until then, Pinkel’s proximity to a struggling Mizzou football program presents, at least from the outside, a unique and somewhat difficult situation to stomach.