UNLV hires former Missouri coach Barry Odom to head program

Arkansas coach Barry Odom is seen before the start of an NCAA college football game between...
Arkansas coach Barry Odom is seen before the start of an NCAA college football game between Missouri and Arkansas Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)(L.G. Patterson | AP)
Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 6:48 PM CST
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — UNLV hired Arkansas defensive coordinator and former Missouri football coach Barry Odom on Tuesday for the same position.

He coached the Tigers from 2016-19, going 25-25 with two bowl appearances.

Odom was Arkansas’ defensive coordinator and associate head coach the past three seasons.

“I’m honored and excited to begin developing a relationship with our student-athletes and provide them a great foundation for success in every area of their lives,” Odom said in a statement.

UNLV will formally introduce Odom at a news conference Wednesday morning.

Odom replaces Marcus Arroyo, who was fired after going 5-7 this season and 7-23 over three years.

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