NFF STL Podcast, Ep. 2: Barry Odom (feat. Howard Richards)


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In this edition of the National Football Foundation St. Louis-Tom Lombardo Chapter podcast, our featured guest is Missouri Tigers head coach Barry Odom. The 41-year-old Odom, who is heading into his third season as Mizzou’s head coach, touched on a variety of topics during a Q&A session on April 18: 04:38 Coach talks about the game of football being “under attack” and how it must be preserved 06:50 Coach goes into detail about the Tigers’ offseason program and developing team chemistry 08:48 Coach talks about how today’s media coverage has changed spring practice 10:58 Howard Richards on how spring practice has changed over the years spring practice 13:36 Coach talks about how Drew Lock is handling being under a microscope heading into this season 15:53 Coach on his impressions of his team following spring practice 17:22 Coach on the new additions to his staff 20:46 Coach on his team’s resilience following a slow start in 2017 23:50 Coach looks back on his early days as head coach at Mizzou 25:29 Coach on appealing to today’s high-school recruits 27:33 Howard Richards on what modern recruits are looking for when they choose a school 29:58 Coach on competing against other SEC schools, both on the field and the recruiting trail 31:03 Coach talks about the mentors that have shaped his career (and shares a funny story from his playing days) 34:28 More talk on misconceptions about safety in football and new strategies to keep players safe 37:32 Coach on how science and analytics are influencing football 39:25 Coach on the legality of the run-pass option 40:37 Coach on evaluating high-school kickers and developing them at the college level 42:04 Coach on changes to timeout rules and how TV slows down the game 43:39 Coach on his confidence in this year’s recruiting class and how he reacts to expert grades of Mizzou classes 44:49 Coach on adjusting the team’s gameday routine based on varying starting times 46:40 Coach on how he balances family time with the rigors of coaching 47:52 Coach on how he plans to achieve more recruiting success in Missouri 48:30 Coach on how rules have changed in regard to flexibility with players being compensated and teaching players to be financially responsible

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