Happy March Madness, which takes on a whole new meaning when you cover the Mizzou athletics department. Lots to discuss today. Just wanted to start with a number: 8 in 8.
Since April 2014, Missouri has now launched eight searches for a new athletics director, football coach or men's basketball coach. That's exactly one major athletics hire per year since Kim Anderson was hired to replace Frank Haith.
We can talk about apathy and instability when it comes to Missouri hoops, but the turnover and lack of stability is more systemic when it comes to the department.
Of those eight searches, four were to replace people who were fired: Kim Anderson, Barry Odom, Cuonzo Martin and Jim Sterk.
Two were to replace people who left on their own: Frank Haith and Mack Rhoades.
Two were to replace people who stepped away/retired: Gary Pinkel and Mike Alden