Four programs that benefit from Missouri's coaching transition

Rob Cassidy, Recruiting Analyst
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Barry Odom is out at Missouri after four seasons as the Tigers’ head coach. Mizzou will now embark on a national search for a replacement and try to hold things together on the recruiting trail in the process. Below, Rivals.com has a look a four teams set benefit recruiting-wise from the coaching change in Columbia.

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ILLINOIS

Illinois isn’t exactly a recruiting heavyweight, but it has made impressive strides on the trail under head coach Lovie Smith. The Illini currently boasts a 6-5 record and are bowl-bound for the first time since 2014, so Mizzou’s unrest couldn’t come at a better time. Illinois and Mizzou routinely go head-to-head for players in the St Louis area, and Smith’s program now looks like the more stable and appealing destination for the first time in ages. The Tigers’ top-ranked commit, offensive lineman Jalen St. John, is a St Louis product. And while he probably won’t land at Illinois, there’s plenty of talent in the area that certainly could.

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KANSAS STATE

The only bowl-bound team in the bordering states of Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri, Kansas State can sell stability to prospects looking for close-to-home options. Mizzou has been a sporadic thorn in the Wildcats’ side for years, so the current situation could provide relief there. This move won’t pay dividends for K-State right off the bat, but unrest in Columbia is a nice gift for a stable-looking program with a renewed recruiting spirit looking to extract the top prospects from Kansas City and beyond. The Wildcats could reap some serious rewards when it comes to the 2021 class.

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