As we stated earlier Memphis had extended an offer to Missouri Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom. Odom had reportedly been struggling with cold feet and, from what we have been told, asked to think the offer. According to Memphis Commercial Appeal Geoff Calkins, Memphis has since decided to move on.
Memphis has decided to move on from Barry Odom. It's over. Story to come.— Geoff Calkins (@geoff_calkins) December 2, 2015
Odom who was the defensive coordinator for Memphis in Justin Fuente's first three seasons was the Tigers first choice to become their new head coach. This past season Odom was the defensive coordinator at Missouri, his Alma Mater. Odom has interviewed multiple times with Missouri for their current head coaching vacancy but has yet to receive an offer.
I was told Odom did not yet have an offer at Missouri, Memphis just decided to move on to next candidate, whom they have already identified.— Geoff Calkins (@geoff_calkins) December 2, 2015
Memphis will now shift focus in what has, to date, been an awkward coaching search. These situations are always fluid and we will let you know more information as it comes available. Be sure to check back for any developments in the 2015-16 Coaching Carousel.