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There’s not much sadness that Mack Rhoades is leaving Mizzou

Mack Rhoades' sudden resignation overshadows Mizzou's appearance at SEC Media Days

Missouri coach Barry Odom's debut at SEC Football Media Days in Hoover, Ala., was overshadowed Wednesday when news broke that athletic director Mack Rhoades was leaving for Baylor a few hours before Odom took the podium.
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Missouri coach Barry Odom's debut at SEC Football Media Days in Hoover, Ala., was overshadowed Wednesday when news broke that athletic director Mack Rhoades was leaving for Baylor a few hours before Odom took the podium.

It’s never a dull day in Columbia, Mo.

After less than 18 months as Missouri’s athletic director, Mack Rhoades is leaving the school to become Baylor’s AD. Rhoades’ time at Mizzou has seen trouble and/or turnover with many of the Tigers’ sports teams.

Missouri football coach Barry Odom comments on surprise departure of athletic director Mack Rhoades to Baylor.

Missouri linebacker Michael Scherer addresses dealing with distractions such as the departure of Athletic Director Mack Rhoades.

While there were a few people sad to see Rhoades leaving, there were many, many more who were happy or stunned that he would go to Baylor, which was rocked by a sexual-assault scandal. Some of those people who sounded off are current or former Mizzou athletes.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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