Today marks longtime Missouri Tigers coach Gary Pinkel’s final home game in Columbia as he is stepping down at season’s end to focus on his battle with lymphoma, and the university is giving him a great gesture of thanks.
On the sidelines of Faurot Field, a large “#ThanksGP” can be seen to honor the man who has piloted the Tigers’ ship for the past 15 years. Pictures were posted to Twitter.
Pinkel has gone 118-71 with Missouri and owns an overall record of 191-108-3, having also coached at Toledo. With the Tigers, he has a bowl record of 6-4 and has five divisional crowns across the Big 12 and SEC. Needless to say, he has done a great deal for the program and will be missed immensely.
Mizzou takes on Tennessee tonight, with kickoff slated for 7:15 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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