Missouri football head coach Gary Pinkel is retiring due to heath reasons, which has caused a bit of a stir in the Chiefs locker room because there are a number of Mizzou players who are now Chiefs, including WR Jeremy Maclin.
Pinkel has been in Columbia since 2001. It's a big story that he's leaving, especially with everything else going on this week. Maclin posted a picture of him and Pinkel with a caption quoting Eric Berry.
Thank you! Thank you for being there on and off the field! As my teammate and brother EB says: "Fear Nothing, Attack Everything"
So hard to think about another man being the head football coach and leader for Mizzou football. Everybody can talk but not everybody...— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac___19) November 13, 2015
Walk the walk like @GaryPinkel does! One of the best human beings I have ever been around! Praying for you and ur family coach!— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac___19) November 13, 2015
Chiefs QB Chase Daniel, also a former Mizzou player, posted a few tweets about Pinkel.
Can't even begin to express all emotions that I'm going through right now. Coach Pinkel was a father figure to me....I know he will fight!!— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) November 13, 2015
He taught me so much more than just the game of football. Truly one of my mentors both on & off the field. He really lives 4 his players.— Chase Daniel (@ChaseDaniel) November 13, 2015