Missouri coach Barry Odom fired defensive coordinator DeMontie Cross one day after a home loss to Missouri last week.
The move didn’t do much good for Missouri in the first half of Saturday’s game against Purdue, though, as the Boilermakers jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead for the Tigers. Just before halftime, the lead had been extended to 28-3, as Missouri got on the board with a last-second field goal.
After the slow start Saturday, Odom and the program as a whole were receiving plenty of flak on Twitter.
Here’s a sampling of the responses.
Good Lord, Missouri pic.twitter.com/PP7uGniMMx
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) September 16, 2017
Purdue 14-0 over Missouri after 10 minutes. Boilermakers getting 7 was an absolute gift from Vegas to those interested in point spreads.
— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) September 16, 2017
Purdue touchdowns: 3 Missouri first downs: 2
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) September 16, 2017
Barry Odom = Kim Anderson
— Dustin Carney (@dust04) September 16, 2017
This is ugly. At what point does MIZ seriously consider firing Odom?
— Dominic Cicerelli (@DCicerelli) September 16, 2017
Who can Odom fire this week? #Mizzou
— Alex (@mx1alex) September 16, 2017
This is embarrassing fire Odom he is a joke.
— Todd Hamilton (@kcathletics1955) September 16, 2017
— GARY C. (@GARY_CONTRERAZ) September 16, 2017
— Reggie Pope (@IIDuece_P) September 16, 2017
Mike Norvell or Chad Morris will be coaching at Missouri next year
— Carter Johnson (@TopperCard92) September 16, 2017
Missouri must be distracted by the shiny helmets Purdue is wearing.
— Rich (@rcoop21) September 16, 2017
I’m amending this tweet. I think this is one of the worst overall performances from a power-5 team I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/LNCJyfg3xh
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) September 16, 2017
How how how do you give Odom a third year? Purdue isn’t a bad team, but they shouldn’t be embarrassing Missouri at home
— The Fumbling Punter (@fumblingpunter) September 16, 2017
It’s time to stop acting like only the rabid, angry corner of the fan base could think Odom should be fired. This team is a dumpster fire.
— Brenden Schaeffer (@bschaeffer12) September 16, 2017
My wife: “Missouri can’t be this bad, can they?”
— Matt Glenesk (@MattGlenesk) September 16, 2017
There’s still a half of football to play.
But nothing to this point would lead one to expect Missouri can mount much of a comeback in the second half.
Source: Saturday Down South