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Statement from Michael Middleton, interim president, University of Missouri System

Coach Pinkel has worked tirelessly to elevate the prominence of the MU football program and in the process was an extraordinary role model to the student athletes he coached and to those around him. We commend him on his years of service and for the winning football program he built that elevated the university with national recognition. His commitment to his players and the University of Missouri will be recalled for generations to come. Just as he has always supported his players, the University of Missouri community stands by him.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach Pinkel and his family.                                                                                



Reviewed 2015-11-13