It seems you found a way to ask several questions. Is Odom the right man for the job? I think he's got four questions to answer that question. Two wins should be the bare expectation. You finish the regular season 7-5 and you can come away saying you had some self-inflicted losses but figured out a way to salvage a winning season, albeit a disappointing record considering the schedule. Good coaches can have bad years. Missouri isn't a program that takes a wrecking ball to the foundation after a 7-5 year, as long as you're confident the foundation is still built the right way.
Albert O? I wrote about that earlier this week. I agree with Dooley. They've got to do a better job designing plays to get him the ball. Albert has to do a better job getting open and catching the ball. And the QB needs to commit to throwing him the ball. If those things then don't happen, then it's time to admit he's a very dangerous red-zone threat, but in the other areas of the field he's too limited and this offense is too limited to make him a more dynamic player.
Leaders? I'm not sure this team has the guy who will put his fist through a wall to fire up the troops. Is there a Lorenzo Williams? A Martin Rucker? A Sean Weatherspoon? A Tommy Saunders? A L'Damian Washington? Where's the passion?
As for the rush defense, bad tackling was the problem at Wyoming. At Kentucky, the defense looked like a unit that was tired of carrying the rest of the team. They forced two takeaways at midfield and the offense did zilch with it. In the first half at least the tackling wasn't very crisp. They looked a step slow.