Remember back in February when Missouri head coach Barry Odom took a shot at Tennessee and Jeremy Pruitt?
If you don’t, here’s a quick recap.
The Missouri head coach was frustrated with Tennessee’s attempt to poach players off of Missouri’s roster after the Tigers were handed a bowl ban for the 2019 season following an academic misconduct case.
In this situation, Missouri’s seniors could have freely transferred without penalty to another school of their choice — hence the contact from the Tennessee coaching staff, along with others.
“Everybody is going to have a bad day,” Odom told CBS Sports in February. “You combine that with somebody that -- who’d we beat 51-17 this year? Tennessee? Yeah, those guys. They are non-stop reaching out daily [saying], ‘Hey, come here.’ The grass is not always greener somewhere else.”
Well, that’s all apparently been squashed.
Odom told reporters on Monday that he and Pruitt sat down and spoke about the situation shortly after Odom’s initial comments.
“We were able to visit in person soon after that,” Odom said on Monday. “I also understand how recruiting goes. We’re okay. Everybody is a competitor and wants to build their team as good as you can build it. When you’ve got good players, that’s a good thing. People want them. I haven’t given it another thought.”
Odom was actually able to keep each of his seniors in the program this offseason — an impressive feat considering the circumstances.