The scoreboard is clear on coaching on the main fields: You win and you stay. If you lose, it’s goodbye, and rather quickly. Those who get the boot, however, can be comfortable for life.
Coach Gary Pinkel of the Mizzou Tigers only won two games in the Southeastern Conference and finished overall 5-7 the past season. Speculation began immediately about his status. He very quickly said he’s staying put. However, even though he has several years left on his contract, if his Tigers don’t do better in 2013, the pressure is going to be much greater on him and he may be a target for a buyout. Coaches in the SEC aren’t given many seasons to produce.
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