According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy Missouri approved on Friday a five-year deal worth at least $2.35 million for Barry Odom, which officially signals the hiring of him to be the Tigers new head coach.
Missouri approves 5-year deal for Barry Odom, worth at least $2.35 million/year
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 11, 2015
Odom was thankful for the opportunity, as he is set to compensated quite fairly. More from Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star.
“Through this process they have shown an unwavering commitment to provide us with the resources we need to attract and retain an elite staff and support our student-athletes in order to compete at the highest level,” Odom said.
Odom will receive a $450,000 base salary plus $475,000 each for radio appearances, television appearance, the team’s apparel contract and for other “public relations and stewardship appearances.”
He also is a due a $100,000 annuity payment each year at the end of the contract, giving him an additional $500,000.
Just last week Odom was hired to replace Gary Pinkel to become Missouri’s new head coach. Odom, 39, is an alum of Missouri and played linebacker at the school from 1996-1999.
It was a hire that was met with a warm welcome by Tiger football players. In case you missed it:
Looks like the Mizzou players approve of Barry Odom’s hire. This video is terrific.https://t.co/k3cooQvIRH
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) December 4, 2015