The Gary Pinkel era in Columbia is officially over.
Athletic director Mack Rhoades issued a statement Monday, which relayed the message that Missouri will not look to seek permission to play in a bowl game. As a result, Pinkel’s tenure as the head coach of Mizzou has ended.
At 5-7, the Tigers didn’t qualify for a bowl appearance outright. There have been multiple bowls added to this year’s slate of games. As such, several 5-7 programs have the distinct possibility of featuring in one of these bowls.
Per Rhoades’ statement, it appears as if Missouri will instead focus on finding its next head coach.
Missouri AD Mack Rhoades scheduled to meet w/ Temple coach Matt Rhule Sunday, according to @FootballScoop. Owls face @UHCougarFB Saturday